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The countries grappling with their European heritage

5 hours 18 min ago
Controversy over a ship in New Zealand shows how tensions remain over national identity.
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Protests in Pakistan's Kasur after boys' bodies found

6 hours 19 min ago
Crowds demand action after the latest abductions and murders of children in Kasur district.
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India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent youth 'epidemic'

10 hours 58 min ago
The government says vaping poses a health risk to the young, rather than an alternative to smoking.
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Australian hiker rescued after 'carrying' broken leg for two days

17 hours 58 min ago
Neil Parker began his agonising trip to safety after falling 6m (20ft) down a waterfall in Australia.
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Menstrual blood ad complaints dismissed in Australia

19 hours 28 min ago
The controversial adverts featured realistic depictions of blood on pads and in the shower.
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Giant panda death in Thailand leaves China asking questions

September 17, 2019 - 11:24pm
The death of Chuang Chuang, who was famous for efforts to stimulate his sex drive, has caused anger.
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Lord of the Rings returns to New Zealand with Amazon TV show

September 17, 2019 - 11:16pm
The TV series produced by the US e-commerce giant has been tipped to be the most expensive ever made.
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The epic horse race across the Mongolian steppe

September 17, 2019 - 7:21pm
In 2009 the first ever Mongol Derby was raced across the vast expanse of the Mongolian Steppe.
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Rugby World Cup Japan: Eight things to know as event comes to Asia

September 17, 2019 - 7:13pm
Eight things to know as the competition comes to Asia, bringing with it some unexpected events.
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Afghanistan war: Taliban tell Trump their 'doors are open'

September 17, 2019 - 7:05pm
Negotiations remain the "only" path to peace, a top Taliban official tells the BBC's Lyse Doucet.
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Inside Afghanistan's 'no-man's land'

September 17, 2019 - 7:02pm
The BBC enters Taliban-controlled territory in Faryab province to meet those civilians most at risk.
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The 'brown girls' out to conquer Instagram

September 17, 2019 - 3:25pm
South Asian women are proudly taking ownership of their identities on social media
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Russia holds 80 North Koreans on 'poaching' boats

September 17, 2019 - 1:44pm
Three Russian border guards were reportedly wounded in a clash before the vessels were seized.
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HTC bets on former Orange executive to boost sales

September 17, 2019 - 10:51am
Taiwan's mobile phone company moves away from its founders to appoint a former Orange executive.
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Hong Kong tries and fails to hire PR firms to rebuild image

September 17, 2019 - 7:48am
Amid ongoing protests the government contacted eight PR firms, but all of them turned down the job.
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Afghanistan war: Deadly bomb attack hits election rally

September 17, 2019 - 7:07am
President Ashraf Ghani was due to address the meeting but was unhurt.
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Cardinal Pell makes final attempt to quash sexual abuse convictions

September 17, 2019 - 3:10am
Ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell asks Australia's top court to review his sexual abuse convictions.
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Farooq Abdullah: Outrage over detention of senior Kashmiri MP

September 17, 2019 - 3:04am
Farooq Abdullah is detained under a law that allows detention without formal charge for two years.
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India probe over women's cricket match-fixing claim

September 17, 2019 - 3:03am
Police are investigating two men for allegedly approaching a player from the Indian women's national team.
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Why are South Korean politicians shaving their heads?

September 17, 2019 - 2:34am
Allegations of corruption linked to a justice minister have renewed a traditional form of protest.
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