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Meghalaya minister quits amid unrest over former rebel leader's death

August 16, 2021 - 3:47am
A curfew was imposed in the state's capital, Shillong, after protests turned violent on Sunday.
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Afghanistan conflict: The Air India flight out on a fateful Sunday

August 16, 2021 - 3:17am
Air India's only flight to Kabul on Sunday circled for 90 minutes over the Afghan capital before landing.
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Japan's economy bounced back ahead of the Olympics, data shows

August 16, 2021 - 2:25am
Analysts have warned recovery will be modest this quarter after a state of emergency was re-imposed.
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There and back again: The epic adventures of China's wandering elephants

August 15, 2021 - 7:41pm
After a mammoth journey across the country the pack of pachyderms are finally heading home.
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India's dancing cop becomes internet star

August 15, 2021 - 7:02pm
An Indian police officer has become a social media sensation because of his viral dance videos.
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Will the Taliban take Afghanistan back to the past?

August 15, 2021 - 2:01pm
What sort of nation will Afghanistan be after 2021, asks the BBC's world affairs editor John Simpson.
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Independence Day: Key takeaways from PM Modi's speech

August 15, 2021 - 1:58am
India is celebrating 75 years of independence as it continues to battle coronavirus.
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Sri Lankan teenager builds solar-powered tuk-tuk from scraps

August 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Piranawan, 15, from Sri Lanka spent eight months of his Covid lockdown making his eco-friendly vehicle.
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Afghan conflict: Taliban take Mazar-e-Sharif, government's last northern stronghold

August 14, 2021 - 3:41pm
The militants head for the Afghan capital after capturing the key city of Mazar-e-Sharif.
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Rahul Gandhi: Twitter restores Congress party member accounts

August 14, 2021 - 1:46pm
Rahul Gandhi and opposition allies had been suspended for sharing photos of a rape victim's parents.
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Japan rain: Nearly two million residents told to seek shelter

August 14, 2021 - 9:24am
Some provinces are under evacuation alerts as experts warn of "unprecedented" rainfall.
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Australia: New South Wales 'in worst ever Covid situation'

August 14, 2021 - 8:54am
While case numbers are relatively low, the Australian state's premier has warned of a Covid surge.
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Myanmar: The woman who jumped to her death while fleeing police

August 13, 2021 - 8:25pm
Wai Wai Myint was among five people who jumped out of a building while fleeing a police raid in Myanmar.
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Afghans living under Taliban lament loss of freedoms

August 13, 2021 - 8:15pm
Afghans in Taliban-controlled provinces describe life under its fundamentalist Islamist rule.
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Afghanistan: Journalist Anisa Shaheed refuses to give in to Taliban

August 13, 2021 - 7:06pm
Anisa Shaheed fears women's freedoms will be curbed again if the Taliban come to power.
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Afghanistan: Diplomats hasten exit as Taliban near Kabul

August 13, 2021 - 6:55pm
US troops arrive to help with evacuation efforts as militants seize a city an hour's drive from Kabul.
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