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India Covid: Government says 'double mutant' linked to surge

May 6, 2021 - 12:38am
The current surge of the virus has already overwhelmed India's healthcare system.
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Twitter tells users to be nice and think twice before replying

May 6, 2021 - 12:31am
The social media platform will prompt users to review "potentially harmful or offensive" replies.
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Hong Kong: Joshua Wong jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil

May 5, 2021 - 11:56pm
The Tiananmen vigil commemorated the deaths of up to thousands of pro-democracy protesters in China.
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Lelush: How a sulky Russian model became China's slacker icon

May 5, 2021 - 8:06pm
Getting trapped in a boy band reality TV contest was just the start of Lelush's unlikely journey.
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Coronavirus doctor's diary: Families stranded in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh

May 5, 2021 - 7:55pm
The cost of hotel quarantine in the UK is too high for some families, who have had to delay their return instead.
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Tokyo 2020: The mental strain of the delayed Olympics

May 5, 2021 - 7:03pm
Two Olympic hopefuls tell the BBC about the mental health impact of the delay to the Tokyo games.
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Thailand court allows minister to keep post despite drug conviction

May 5, 2021 - 2:32pm
A court rejects a bid to disqualify Thammanat Prompao over a 1994 smuggling conviction in Australia.
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Drone trucker: Sharing wild Australian landscapes for a cause

May 5, 2021 - 12:01pm
Truck driver Ben Stamatovich uses a drone to capture rugged landscapes on his journeys across Australia.
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Covid: Indian delegates in UK for G7 talks self-isolate after Covid cases

May 5, 2021 - 6:51am
The foreign minister - who met Home Secretary Priti Patel on Tuesday - will carry out meetings virtually.
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West Bengal: India parties claim 17 dead in poll clashes

May 5, 2021 - 4:23am
Seventeen people have allegedly been killed in clashes in West Bengal state following elections.
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Indian Premier League: Australians to spend time in Maldives or Sri Lanka before returning home

May 5, 2021 - 4:06am
Australians at the IPL will have to spend time in Sri Lanka or the Maldives before returning home after the tournament was suspended.
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Stuart MacGill: Ex-Australian cricketer kidnapped and released in Sydney

May 5, 2021 - 1:02am
Former test bowler Stuart MacGill was abducted and released in an alleged gang kidnapping last month.
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Huawei and ZTE left out of India's 5G trials

May 5, 2021 - 12:52am
India has signalled a tighter approach to its mobile networks, which could affect Huawei and ZTE.
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Indonesian firm busted for reusing Covid nasal swab tests

May 5, 2021 - 12:35am
Up to 9,000 passengers at a local airport may have been tested with washed and reused swab sticks.
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Indonesia coral reef partially restored in extensive project

May 5, 2021 - 12:01am
Around 40,000 sq m of coral reef has been restored in Indonesia with plans to extend the scheme further.
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Covid cases at Everest base camp raise fears of serious outbreak

May 4, 2021 - 7:35pm
Climbers say a growing number of people have tested positive, despite government denials.
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How India descended into Covid-19 chaos

May 4, 2021 - 7:16pm
Experts tell the BBC that delays in decision-making worsened the crisis of India's second wave.
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China: Elderly tourists taken on sales trip to cemetery

May 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
The group paid 18 yuan (£2) for a trip to a scenic spot in China only to arrive at a cemetery.
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Australian bride gets muddy for arrival of calf at wedding

May 4, 2021 - 11:30am
Wearing her wedding dress, dairy farmer Jessa Laws waded into knee-deep mud to aid a pregnant cow.
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Pakistan Cricket Board to introduce new parental support policy for players

May 4, 2021 - 7:33am
The Pakistan Cricket Board becomes the latest governing body to design a support policy for players who become parents.
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