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Philippines: Sara Duterte sworn in as vice-president

June 19, 2022 - 10:50am
Sara Duterte's father is the country's controversial "strongman" outgoing president - Rodrigo Duterte.
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Ms Marvel: 'I felt I belonged on set'

June 18, 2022 - 7:09pm
Iman Vellani plays Marvel’s first Muslim superhero headliner and says she could relate to the role.
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Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon with Achilles injury

June 18, 2022 - 3:08pm
Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon because of an Achilles injury.
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Afghanistan gurdwara attack: Sikhs say 'We don't feel safe'

June 18, 2022 - 11:39am
Members of Afghanistan's tiny Sikh community speak of their fears for their safety after the attack.
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Afghanistan: Deadly explosion rocks Sikh temple in Kabul

June 18, 2022 - 4:25am
A member of the country's tiny Sikh community and a Taliban fighter are killed along with the attackers.
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Fires burn through Shanghai chemical plant

June 18, 2022 - 3:47am
One person dies in the blaze, which spews black smoke into the sky above China's largest city.
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Bangladesh floods: Torrential rain leaves millions stranded

June 17, 2022 - 8:07pm
At least 25 people are killed and millions left stranded after heavy downpours.
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Pakistan economy: 'I am struggling to feed and clothe my family'

June 17, 2022 - 7:09pm
People in Pakistan say they are struggling to pay for essentials, as the country's economic crisis deepens.
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Agnipath: One dead in violent India protests over military hiring

June 17, 2022 - 8:27am
Protests in Secunderabad over a new plan to hire contract soldiers turned violent on Friday.
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Nupur Sharma controversy: Families of Indian Muslims in viral video speak out

June 16, 2022 - 10:50pm
Relatives of Muslim men filmed being beaten have told the BBC they are innocent and should be freed.
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Sri Lanka should have gone to IMF sooner, says central bank governor

June 16, 2022 - 9:21pm
An International Monetary Fund team is due to arrive in the capital Colombo for talks on Monday.
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Nepal to move Everest base camp from melting glacier

June 16, 2022 - 8:49pm
Nepal is preparing to move its Everest base camp as the glacier it stands on becomes less stable.
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How India could become a 'mushroom superpower'

June 16, 2022 - 7:29pm
Changing tastes mean mushroom entrepreneurs are only just getting started.
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North Korea announces outbreak of intestinal sickness

June 16, 2022 - 7:40am
The illness, which experts say could be typhoid or cholera, comes amid a wave of Covid infections.
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Climate change: Australia signs new carbon emissions target

June 16, 2022 - 4:17am
The new more ambitious aims are described as a "very big deal" by climate agency the IPCC.
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Eight million Australians urged to turn off lights

June 16, 2022 - 3:15am
Australia's energy minister has urged households to use less electricity in the face of a power crisis.
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Agnipath: Violent protests in Bihar over Indian army's new hiring plan

June 16, 2022 - 3:08am
India has overhauled its army recruitment process, announcing shorter contracts of up to four years.
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Afghanistan: UK embassy staff allege Taliban beatings and torture

June 16, 2022 - 12:43am
More than 150 ex-embassy workers are in Afghanistan - some say they've been beaten and tortured.
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Plague: Ancient teeth reveal where Black Death began, researchers say

June 15, 2022 - 10:50pm
Researchers say they finally know the origin of the plague that killed tens of millions in the 1300s.
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Australian man uses forklift to stop would-be thief stealing his car

June 15, 2022 - 10:50pm
Brendan Mills used the forklift to suspend the car - and the would-be thief - until police arrived.
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