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Afghanistan: A new order begins under the Taliban's governance

September 8, 2021 - 4:08pm
The Taliban's new ministers have taken office - but are they any different this time around?
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Afghanistan: Women protest against all-male Taliban government

September 8, 2021 - 2:58pm
Dozens of women march in Kabul and in Badakhshan province, angry at the new Taliban government.
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Olympics: IOC suspends North Korea until end of 2022 for skipping Tokyo Games

September 8, 2021 - 1:51pm
North Korea is suspended from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) until the end of 2022 after failing to send a team to the Tokyo Games.
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Afghanistan: Could Pakistani drones hit the Panjshir Valley?

September 8, 2021 - 12:52pm
There are claims that Pakistan has used drones against anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan.
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to stand as vice-president

September 8, 2021 - 12:33pm
Rivals accuse the president, barred from a second term, of seeking to cling on to power.
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India: One dead and many missing after boats collide in Assam

September 8, 2021 - 12:20pm
A massive rescue operation is under way in Assam to find at least 30 people still missing.
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India paves way for more women in armed forces

September 8, 2021 - 6:30am
The government says women can join military colleges and be eligible for permanent commissions.
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Ai Weiwei: Credit Suisse closed bank account over China

September 8, 2021 - 5:33am
The Chinese artist says Credit Suisse closed his foundation's bank account over his "criminal record".
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Tangerang: At least 41 dead after fire breaks out in Indonesian jail

September 8, 2021 - 2:47am
Foreigners, including inmates from Portugal and South Africa, are among the victims.
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Afghanistan: US concerned by new Taliban government

September 8, 2021 - 2:43am
The all-male hard-line cabinet has figures linked to attacks on US troops and blacklisted by the UN.
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Australia media can be sued for social media comments, court rules

September 8, 2021 - 12:49am
A landmark court ruling finds publishers can be sued for comments posted on their social media.
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Covid vaccine: India gave more jabs than G7 nations combined in August

September 7, 2021 - 11:30pm
The country administered 180 million doses of three approved vaccines in August.
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Hong Kong: Tiananmen vigil organisers arrested

September 7, 2021 - 10:44pm
Members of a pro-democracy organisation have been detained under a controversial security law.
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Chaos and confusion: The frenzied final hours of the Afghan government

September 7, 2021 - 8:42pm
Through interviews with insiders, BBC News has pieced together an account of how Afghanistan’s government unravelled.
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Climate change: Vulnerable nations call for 'emergency pact'

September 7, 2021 - 8:09pm
The countries at greatest risk say all nations must take bigger steps to avoid climate catastrophe.
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António Guterres says Taliban needs UN's humanitarian aid

September 7, 2021 - 4:41pm
In return, the new regime must provide conditions for the UN to work in Afghanistan, secretary general tells BBC.
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Taliban announce new government for Afghanistan

September 7, 2021 - 2:29pm
After naming its cabinet ministers, the group declared that Afghanistan is now an "Islamic emirate".
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Chinese social media site Weibo suspends 22 K-pop accounts

September 7, 2021 - 12:43pm
The social media site says 22 fan accounts have been suspended for "irrational celebrity support”.
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Audio of Ripper the 'talking' Australian duck rediscovered

September 7, 2021 - 9:50am
The 1987 recording appears to show Ripper the Australian musk duck saying: "You bloody fool".
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Afghanistan: Taliban fire warning shots at protest in Kabul

September 7, 2021 - 9:00am
Unrest grows as more Afghans demand women's rights and chant anti-Taliban and anti-Pakistan slogans.
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