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Tokyo 2020: Organisers boost number of women on board

BBC News - 3 hours 21 min ago
The games' organising committee aims to have women make up 40% of its board members.
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Myanmar coup: Singapore PM Lee says situation 'tragic'

BBC News - 5 hours 2 min ago
Speaking to the BBC, Lee Hsien Loong condemns the use of violence against unarmed protesters.
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Covid-19: Sri Lanka chooses remote island for burials

BBC News - 5 hours 23 min ago
The government had decided last week to lift a ban on burials after criticism from minorities.
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Mount Sinabung: Time-lapse shows Indonesia volcano's 5km-high ash cloud

BBC News - 7 hours 50 min ago
The latest eruption from Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra sends ash up to 5km (3.1 miles) into the air.
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Migrating flamingos turn Mumbai lakes into 'sea of pink'

BBC News - 11 hours 24 min ago
Thousands of flamingos migrate to western India every year in search for food and nesting grounds.
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Michael Gudinski: Australian music industry icon dies aged 68

BBC News - 15 hours 35 min ago
The music industry icon championed stars including Kylie Minogue and brought huge acts to Australia.
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Carlos Ghosn: US father and son extradited to Japan

BBC News - March 1, 2021 - 10:41pm
The two allegedly helped the ex-Nissan boss escape Japan while he was on bail for financial crimes.
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UK cruise ships scrapped in India's 'ship graveyard'

BBC News - March 1, 2021 - 7:09pm
Months after being sold to buyers from outside the UK they were sold on as scrap.
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'Passport error' keeps man's body at Thai hospital

BBC News - March 1, 2021 - 2:24pm
David Donoghue, 75, will join a mass cremation at the hospital on Wednesday if the issue is not resolved.
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Covid: Japan asks China to stop anal tests on its citizens

BBC News - March 1, 2021 - 12:58pm
Some Japanese citizens have said the tests for Covid-19 caused them "psychological distress".
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Sri Lanka girl, 9, dies in 'exorcism' ritual

BBC News - March 1, 2021 - 12:43pm
Two people, including the child's mother, have been arrested in connection with the death.
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How rape allegations have rocked Australian politics

BBC News - March 1, 2021 - 12:16pm
A political adviser's accusation has prompted other women to come forward with their own allegations.
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Hong Kong protesters gather as 47 dissidents appear in court

BBC News - March 1, 2021 - 5:41am
Police officers try to control crowds as 47 pro-democracy figures face charges of "subversion".
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Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court to face fresh charges

BBC News - March 1, 2021 - 5:25am
Ms Suu Kyi's appearance follows the deadliest day of protests yet, after 18 people died on Sunday.
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PM Narendra Modi gets Covid jab as India scales up vaccination

BBC News - March 1, 2021 - 4:43am
The country has opened vaccination for people over 60 and those who have other illnesses.
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Golden Globes: 'Tears' as Chloe Zhao becomes first Asian woman to win best director

BBC News - March 1, 2021 - 12:40am
Chloe Zhao, director of Nomadland, is hailed as a "huge inspiration for young Asian girls".
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Hyunjin: K-pop star suspended for school bullying sparks debate

BBC News - February 28, 2021 - 11:44pm
The singer of South Korean boy band Stray Kids is accused of being verbally abusive while in middle school.
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Chinese investment in Australia plummets 61%

BBC News - February 28, 2021 - 11:33pm
The drop reflects tougher foreign investment laws and the effects of Covid-19.
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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro warns of young authors self-censoring out of 'fear'

BBC News - February 28, 2021 - 7:17pm
Writers may be self-censoring because they don't want to be "cancelled", author Kazuo Ishiguro says.
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Inter Milan owners close Chinese side Jiangsu

BBC News - February 28, 2021 - 10:28am
Chinese Super League champions Jiangsu FC - who have the same owners as Inter Milan - "cease operations".
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