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Vietnam battles its deadliest floods for decades

Vietnam battles its deadliest floods for decades

Floodwaters have killed over 100 and left homes submerged, crops destroyed and livestock...

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Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of 'Somali pirates'

Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of 'Somali...

Officials say the Chinese national ordered the killings while captaining a Taiwanese...

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India coronavirus: The woman who ferries patients in a school bus

India coronavirus: The woman who ferries patients in a...

Bus driver Neelam Singh, who contracted the virus while working, says she is glad...

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Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half capacity next year

Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half capacity next year

The airline describes the forecast as "optimistic" and warns it depends on a successful...

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Thailand protests: Authorities move to ban Telegram messaging app

Thailand protests: Authorities move to ban Telegram messaging...

Internet providers have been ordered to block the secure messaging app used by activists.

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Pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting criticism against female performers in the country

Pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting criticism against female...

The country’s biggest female pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting taboos against women...

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China-Taiwan tensions erupt over diplomats' fight in Fiji

China-Taiwan tensions erupt over diplomats' fight in Fiji

Both sides say their officials were injured at an event organised to mark Taiwan's...

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US 2020 election: Who does China really want to win?

US 2020 election: Who does China really want to win?

With the US battered by the coronavirus and political polarisation, China thinks...

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Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect food'

Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect...

Amid fresh concern about overfishing, scientists say eating more jellyfish may give...

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Coronavirus: 'India must cut pollution to avoid Covid disaster'

Coronavirus: 'India must cut pollution to avoid Covid disaster'

New studies show an association between severe pollution and a spike in Covid-19...

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Japan gets deer-friendly bags to stop animals eating plastic

Japan gets deer-friendly bags to stop animals eating plastic

The bags are an answer to the trail of potentially deadly plastic left by tourists...

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Coronavirus in Australia: Victoria to ease lockdown as cases fall

Coronavirus in Australia: Victoria to ease lockdown as...

The southern state - home to a quarter of Australia's population - will loosen measures...

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China's robot taxis: Would you ride in one?

China's robot taxis: Would you ride in one?

Driverless taxis are now available in China’s biggest city, Shanghai. The BBC took...

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Covid: God may punish Nepal for cancelling rites, religious leaders warn

Covid: God may punish Nepal for cancelling rites, religious...

Is Nepal tempting fate? Religious leaders warn that cancelling rites may anger gods...

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Peter Webster: The 80-year-old footballer preparing to retire

Peter Webster: The 80-year-old footballer preparing to...

British man Peter Webster has played for decades in Australia, but says it's time...

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China National Day: Hong Kong peace 'is an illusion'

China National Day: Hong Kong peace 'is an illusion'

Last year, China's National Day saw violent clashes between police and protesters...