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Yoshihide Suga to step down as Japan's prime minister

September 3, 2021 - 12:20am
Mr Suga had been appointed to the role just a year ago following the resignation of Shinzo Abe.
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Tokyo 2020: China's armless swimmer Zheng Tao dominates with four golds

September 3, 2021 - 12:08am
The 30-year-old, who lost his arms from an electric shock, dominated the Games pool with four golds.
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China set to open new stock exchange in Beijing

September 2, 2021 - 11:22pm
The announcement comes as Chinese firms come under intense scrutiny both at home and in the US.
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Afghanistan Panjshir: Fighting intensifies over holdout Afghan valley

September 2, 2021 - 11:12pm
The Panjshir Valley, near Kabul, is the only area of Afghanistan that has not fallen to the Taliban.
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Shang-Chi: Why Marvel's first Asian superhero is empowering change

September 2, 2021 - 8:08pm
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings sees Simu Liu front an Asian-led cast. Why does it matter?
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TCS: India's largest private employer returns to office

September 2, 2021 - 7:51pm
IT services giant TCS says it's ready to go back to the office after 18 months - how will that work?
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How North Korea’s founding father, Kim Il-sung, came to power

September 2, 2021 - 7:02pm
Professor Kim Hyung-suk had breakfast with the man who would rule North Korea for nearly 50 years
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Panjshir - the valley trying to hold off the Taliban

September 2, 2021 - 3:03pm
The last bastion of resistance is still holding out just north-east of the capital, Kabul.
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Climate-above-all plea by US fails to stir China

September 2, 2021 - 2:54pm
Envoy John Kerry's 'it's more important than politics' appeal falls on deaf ears.
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China's media cracks down on 'effeminate' styles

September 2, 2021 - 11:06am
The media regulator says it will shun "vulgar influencers" while casting a spotlight on stars' pay.
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Afghan evacuee boy who ate poisonous mushrooms dies in Poland

September 2, 2021 - 8:53am
The five year old ate the mushrooms at a refugee centre near Warsaw after his evacuation from Kabul.
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Syed Ali Shah Geelani: The man who fought for Kashmir’s freedom

September 2, 2021 - 5:29am
Syed Ali Shah Geelani believed India should not rule the region and never changed his stand.
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Afghanistan: Qatar and Turkey become Taliban's lifeline to the outside world

September 2, 2021 - 4:56am
Qatar and Turkey emerge as key channels between Afghanistan's new rulers and the outside world.
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Tokyo 2020: Anger after Paralympian is stripped of gold medal for being late

September 1, 2021 - 11:26pm
Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli won his shot put event but had his title revoked because he was three minutes late.
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Afghanistan: Facebook says it helped people flee, including staff

September 1, 2021 - 10:33pm
The flight arrived in Mexico City on Wednesday, with 175 Afghan citizens on board, including 75 children.
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China steps in to regulate brutal '996' work culture

September 1, 2021 - 7:56pm
Workers in China are fed up with the brutal 12-hour work days once seen as a key driver of success.
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Beaten and humiliated for being a Muslim in India

September 1, 2021 - 7:26pm
Attacks on Muslims by Hindu mobs have soared in India, with little apparent official condemnation.
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Paralympics: How hand-cycling saved my life

September 1, 2021 - 7:06pm
In preparation for the Paralympics, South Korean hand-cycling champion, Doyeon Lee has been riding more than 300km every week.
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Afghanistan women's cricket team: Players hiding in Kabul fear Taliban rule

September 1, 2021 - 7:01pm
Members of Afghanistan's women's cricket team are hiding in Kabul, fearing for their safety following the Taliban's return to power.
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Afghanistan crisis: Unclear if ruthless Taliban will change, says US general

September 1, 2021 - 5:42pm
General Mark Milley says it "remains to be seen" whether the Islamist group will change.
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