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US hotel in Japan refuses Cuba ambassador

6 hours 27 min ago
The Hilton in Fukuoka says it was applying US sanctions but authorities say the move was illegal.
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Paraplegic athlete 'forced to urinate in bottle' on flight

9 hours 34 min ago
The Australian athlete says flyDubai could not supply him with a wheelchair on a seven-hour flight.
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Jacinda Ardern: 'It takes strength to be an empathetic leader'

10 hours 16 min ago
New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern tells the BBC she wants to chart a different path.
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BTS: K-pop band's management apologises for Nazi-inspired hat

11 hours 16 min ago
The Korean megastars were accused of mocking the past after photos of their fashion faux pas went viral.
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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh: Wait on for Bollywood wedding

13 hours 26 min ago
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will get married at a plush Italian resort later on Wednesday.
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Lion Air crash: Victim's fiancée takes wedding photos alone

November 13, 2018 - 11:08pm
The young woman says her partner had joked she should take the photos alone should he be delayed.
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Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth

November 13, 2018 - 9:45pm
Rising protectionism could threaten exports and the growth outlook for the world's third largest economy.
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Papua New Guinea: Hosting a regional summit in the least likely of locations

November 13, 2018 - 7:08pm
Impoverished Papua New Guinea plays host to this year's Apec gathering of 21 Pacific Rim nations.
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Australia animals: Making 'baby formula' for native wildlife

November 13, 2018 - 5:40pm
Wombaroo develops species-specific formulas to feed injured and orphaned wildlife.
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'Superwoman' Lilly Singh to take a break from YouTube

November 13, 2018 - 5:11pm
The popular comedian says she is suffering from burnout after eight years on the platform.
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Asia Bibi: British imams join calls for UK to give asylum

November 13, 2018 - 4:12pm
The Pakistani Christian and her family fear for their lives after she was acquitted of blasphemy.
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Thais mourn boxer Anucha Kochana, 13, killed in fight

November 13, 2018 - 1:13pm
Anucha Kochana's death from a brain haemorrhage renews pressure on Thailand to ban child boxing bouts.
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Flipkart boss resigns after misconduct investigation

November 13, 2018 - 12:27pm
Flipkart-owner Walmart said investigation into misconduct found "lapses in judgement".
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Sri Lanka crisis: Supreme Court suspends dissolution of parliament

November 13, 2018 - 8:38am
The Supreme Court suspends the president's move to dissolve parliament, deepening a political crisis.
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Detective Pikachu: 'Gross' furry Pokemon divides fans

November 13, 2018 - 6:28am
Many fans say the new look Pikachu is "grotesque" and "disgusting".
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Sri Lanka cricketer faces corruption charges

November 13, 2018 - 5:09am
Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige becomes the 10th player this year to be charged with corruption by the International Cricket Council.
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Softbank IPO: A guide to the Japanese tech giant

November 13, 2018 - 4:26am
The firm is planning a $21bn IPO of its mobile unit that could fund a fresh wave of tech investments.
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China postpones lifting ban on rhino and tiger parts after outcry

November 13, 2018 - 12:15am
The plan to end a ban on the trade of tiger and rhino parts had caused an outcry but are now on hold.
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Melbourne car attack: James Gargasoulas guilty of six murders

November 12, 2018 - 11:42pm
James Gargasoulas drove his car into pedestrians in Melbourne, killing six and injuring 27 others.
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Faking history in the Philippines

November 12, 2018 - 7:21pm
How supporters of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos have been exploiting social media to spread fake news as his family stages a political comeback.
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