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Haridwar: Hundreds test positive for Covid at Kumbh Mela

10 hours 45 min ago
This comes a day after more than three million Hindus visited the festival as India's cases soar.
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Chinese man kidnapped and killed in elaborate body swap scheme

11 hours 37 min ago
The victim was used as a replacement for another corpse, whose family wanted to avoid a burial ban.
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Asif Sultani on Olympic hopes and journey from Afghanistan

11 hours 58 min ago
Asil Sultani discusses fleeing Afghanistan as a child and how he hopes to represent Team Refugee in karate at the Tokyo 2020.
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NZ to launch world-first climate change rules

13 hours 39 min ago
New Zealand wants it financial firms to be more upfront about climate risks when investing and lending.
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Afghans face pivotal moment as US prepares to 'close the book'

14 hours 36 min ago
Could the US decision to pull its troops from Afghanistan by 11 September lead to civil war?
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Neighbours: Actress Sharon Johal also alleges racism on soap

April 13, 2021 - 11:15pm
Sharon Johal says she faced taunts and mockery of her Indian background from other castmates.
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US seeks China climate agreements ahead of Biden summit

April 13, 2021 - 7:41pm
US envoy John Kerry will hold talks in Shanghai ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden.
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Rare footage captures fight between two wild pandas

April 13, 2021 - 2:28pm
Some rare footage of two wild pandas having a fierce fight has been captured by researchers in China.
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US says troops to leave Afghanistan by 11 September

April 13, 2021 - 2:16pm
President Biden is to announce on Wednesday US troops will leave by mid-September instead of May.
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India's Maharashtra state announces 15 days of tough new Covid measures

April 13, 2021 - 1:21pm
Maharashtra announces two weeks of measures just short of a full lockdown amid a wave of cases.
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Grab set for $40bn valuation in US share listing

April 13, 2021 - 11:27am
The Singapore-based firm started as a ride-hailing company and has since expanded.
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Nepal rhino numbers rise in 'exciting' milestone

April 13, 2021 - 7:29am
The greater one-horned rhino came close to extinction, but its population has risen by more than 100.
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The Simpsons: Hank Azaria apologises for voicing Indian character Apu

April 13, 2021 - 6:43am
The actor says part of him feels he needs to apologise to 'every single Indian person'.
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Taiwan: 'Record number' of China jets enter airspace

April 13, 2021 - 2:52am
Beijing sends 25 military aircraft into Taiwan as the US warns against an 'increasingly aggressive' China.
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Fukushima: Japan approves releasing wastewater into ocean

April 13, 2021 - 2:43am
Most experts say it's a normal and safe practice but environmentalists and locals are not happy.
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China forces Jack Ma's Ant Group to restructure

April 12, 2021 - 10:16pm
The overhaul will force the Alibaba-backed group to become a financial holding firm.
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Somaliland and Taiwan: Two territories with few friends but each other

April 12, 2021 - 7:53pm
Taiwan and Somaliland are basically fully functioning territories but neither is recognised internationally.
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Myanmar coup: The people shot dead since the protests began

April 12, 2021 - 7:22pm
Hundreds have been killed since February. Now, their families are telling their stories.
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Covid accelerates India's millionaire exodus

April 12, 2021 - 7:19pm
As Covid cases surge, India's wealthy lead global enquiries for citizenship and residency abroad.
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Haridwar: Crowds surging at Kumbh Mela as India overtakes Brazil in Covid cases

April 12, 2021 - 7:30am
Millions are participating in the Kumbh Mela even as India overtakes Brazil in Covid infections.
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