Japan rethinks tattoo ban in defence forces to lift recruitment

BBC News - 7 hours 47 min ago
Japan's Self-Defence Forces are struggling to recruit from a population that is shrinking and ageing.
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Air India to send plane to Russia to rescue US-bound passengers

BBC News - 9 hours 51 min ago
A Delhi-San Francisco Air India flight was diverted to Russia after its engine developed a snag.
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Australia: Watch moment thief gives up on liquor store robbery

BBC News - 10 hours 22 min ago
CCTV footage captured the moment a would-be thief was stopped in his tracks at an Australian liquor store.
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TikTok: ByteDance accused of helping China spy on Hong Kong activists

BBC News - 10 hours 25 min ago
The Beijing-based firm has denied Chinese Communist Party members were allowed to access user data.
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Uttar Pradesh: Why it took 42 years to convict a 92-year-old in India

BBC News - June 6, 2023 - 6:28pm
A 90-year-old Indian villager has been sentenced for life for the murder of 10 Dalits in 1981.
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Why is Japan redefining rape?

BBC News - June 6, 2023 - 6:25pm
Japan moves to reform its sex assault laws, finally recognising consent.
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Snooker match-fixing scandal: Liang Wenbo and Li Hang handed lifetime bans

BBC News - June 6, 2023 - 5:34pm
Chinese players Liang Wenbo and Li Hang receive lifetime bans for match-fixing in snooker's biggest corruption scandal.
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Odisha train accident: More than 80 bodies unidentified after India train crash

BBC News - June 6, 2023 - 4:25am
The deadly three-train collision on Friday evening killed 288 people in Balasore district.
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Kathleen Folbigg: Mum pardoned for baby deaths claims win for science

BBC News - June 6, 2023 - 1:40am
Kathleen Folbigg spent 20 years in prison after being convicted of killing her four infant children.
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Singapore to hold final horse race after more than 180 years

BBC News - June 6, 2023 - 12:58am
The Southeast Asian island nation's only race course will hold its final meeting next year.
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Ben Roberts-Smith threatened witnesses in defamation trial, judge says

BBC News - June 5, 2023 - 7:47pm
Ben Roberts-Smith tried to intimidate witnesses in last week's defamation trial, a judge says.
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WTC final: Is Ajinkya Rahane ready to relaunch his Test career?

BBC News - June 5, 2023 - 5:32pm
The Indian batter will be returning to the side after 18 months and has a lot to prove.
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Rafiganj crash: Haunting images of a deadly 2002 India train disaster

BBC News - June 5, 2023 - 5:07pm
Saibal Das survived a harrowing crash in Bihar and captured the first pictures of the tragedy.
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Balasore: Indian Railways seek police probe into deadly crash

BBC News - June 5, 2023 - 1:01am
The railway minister announced the decision but did not give more details.
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Afghan women face 'pandemic of suicidal thoughts'

BBC News - June 5, 2023 - 12:45am
Afghanistan faces a worsening mental health crisis amid a clampdown on women's freedoms and rights.
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Kathleen Folbigg: Woman jailed over infant deaths pardoned

BBC News - June 4, 2023 - 9:53pm
A recent inquiry heard fresh evidence that Kathleen Folbigg did not kill her four children.
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China's growing comedy scene feels censorship chill

BBC News - June 4, 2023 - 7:10pm
The recent crackdown on stand-up comedy has further shrunk the space for public discussion in China.
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Kashmir battles alarming drug addiction crisis

BBC News - June 4, 2023 - 7:09pm
Experts say drug abuse is devastating the lives of young people in the conflict-hit region.
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India train disaster: Relatives in desperate search for missing loved ones

BBC News - June 4, 2023 - 11:07am
Relatives of the victims of the India train crash tell of their struggle to locate loved ones.
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GaaSyy: Japan YouTuber arrested over celebrity threats

BBC News - June 4, 2023 - 9:44am
Yoshikazu Higashitani, aka GaaSyy, returns to Japan months after Tokyo police issued his arrest warrant.
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