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Saipul Jamil: Row over sex offender appearing on Indonesian TV

September 7, 2021 - 7:48am
A petition asking to keep Saipul Jamil off TV screens has been signed by nearly 500,000 people.
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Afghanistan: The pledge binding al-Qaeda to the Taliban

September 7, 2021 - 6:02am
The history of the complex relationship between the two groups.
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Vietnam: Man gets five years in jail for spreading Covid

September 7, 2021 - 3:59am
Le Van Tri was found guilty of spreading the virus to eight people in Vietnam, one of whom died.
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China court drops case against ex-Alibaba employee accused of sexual assault

September 7, 2021 - 1:43am
The court said the "forcible indecency" committed by the man was not a crime.
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Australian bush rescue: Mother's reunion with boy lost for four days

September 7, 2021 - 1:39am
Three-year-old Anthony "AJ" Elfalak is recovering with family after going missing for four days.
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Madhya Pradesh: Minor girls paraded naked in India 'rain ritual'

September 7, 2021 - 12:58am
Six girls, some as young as five, were paraded naked as part of a village ritual to summon rainfall.
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Scott Morrison: Australia PM criticised for Father's Day trip amid lockdowns

September 7, 2021 - 12:42am
Scott Morrison is accused of "appalling judgment" for flying to Sydney while millions must stay home.
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Wirathu: Myanmar military releases firebrand Buddhist monk

September 6, 2021 - 11:16pm
Wirathu, dubbed the "Buddhist Bin Laden", is known for his anti-Muslim and pro-military views
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India jewellery ad starring trans model wins hearts

September 6, 2021 - 7:51pm
The ad is being praised in India where popular culture still portrays transgender people as caricatures.
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England v India: Jasprit Bumrah sets up tourists' 157-run win at Oval

September 6, 2021 - 12:04pm
England's batting disintegrates in the face of an inspired India, who win the fourth Test by 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
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The Taliban embrace social media: 'We too want to change perceptions'

September 6, 2021 - 11:12am
Famed for their shunning of technology, the Taliban are realising they need to be on social media too.
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Afghanistan: Taliban claim to have taken Panjshir Valley

September 6, 2021 - 11:06am
The Taliban raise their flag over Panjshir Valley, but resistance fighters deny being defeated.
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Australian boy, 3, rescued after four days lost in bush

September 6, 2021 - 3:44am
Anthony "AJ" Elfalak was spotted by a helicopter, drinking water from a creek near his home.
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Covid-19: India school closures 'catastrophic' for poor students

September 6, 2021 - 2:34am
Learning outcomes have worsened in India where schools have been shut due to Covid for more than a year.
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Covid: Separated Australian families swap hugs at border on Father's Day

September 5, 2021 - 11:34pm
Families separated by state border closures meet up at road blocks to exchange emotional greetings.
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Sunil Perera: Sri Lanka's larger than life music legend dies at 68

September 5, 2021 - 10:05pm
Sunil Perera was the frontman of The Gypsies - Sri Lanka's biggest musical franchise.
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What election losers tell us about Indian democracy

September 5, 2021 - 7:27pm
Thousands of parties contest Indian polls but the rising participation masks a murky underbelly.
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Jo Ferrari: The high-rolling life of Thailand's controversial ex-police chief

September 5, 2021 - 7:24pm
Jo Ferrari, who is said to own 42 cars, was last month pictured torturing a suspect to death.
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Saving Australian frog species on the brink of extinction

September 5, 2021 - 7:07pm
Scientists fear four species are already extinct but say urgent action can save others.
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Planes stranded at Mazar-i-Sharif airport waiting to leave

September 5, 2021 - 3:51pm
A US lawmaker accuses the Taliban of not letting several planes of Afghans and Americans leave.
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