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Indigenous deaths in custody: Why Australians are seizing on US protests

June 5, 2020 - 11:15am
The US riots have focused Australian attention on alarming numbers of Aboriginal deaths in custody.
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China-Sweden: Ex-ambassador Lindstedt on trial for risking security

June 5, 2020 - 7:27am
Anna Lindstedt is accused of going beyond her remit by holding unauthorised talks with China.
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Australian police seek ban on Black Lives Matter rally over coronavirus

June 5, 2020 - 2:36am
The prospect of thousands of people gathering in one place poses a coronavirus risk, they argue.
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Coronavirus: India to reopen malls, restaurants and offices

June 5, 2020 - 2:28am
Staggered work hours, no edible offering at temples and social distancing have been advised.
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Manuma Samoa: Rugby team that set off 104 days ago still not home

June 5, 2020 - 12:07am
While waiting for flights to resume, 20 players shared a single room in Auckland for three months.
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George Floyd death: China takes a victory lap over US protests

June 4, 2020 - 8:12pm
China is hitting back at the US for supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations last year.
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Coronavirus: Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan

June 4, 2020 - 7:05pm
Rumours circulating in the community mean many are too scared to get help until it is too late.
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Hong Kong: Tens of thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil

June 4, 2020 - 12:04pm
It comes as lawmakers approve a controversial bill criminalising insulting China's national anthem.
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India outrage after pregnant elephant dies eating 'firecracker fruit'

June 4, 2020 - 10:01am
An inquiry is ordered in India after the pregnant elephant ate a pineapple containing firecrackers.
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Gaming 'hero' retires at 23 due to ill-health

June 4, 2020 - 8:21am
Jian Zihao says physical and mental health problems have caused him to quit e-sports.
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Basu Chatterjee: Bollywood's 'chronicler of simple romances' dies at 93

June 4, 2020 - 7:56am
Basu Chatterjee told stories of regular middle-class men and women with humour and sensitivity.
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Philippines drugs war: UN report criticises 'permission to kill'

June 4, 2020 - 6:11am
Thousands have been killed amid "near impunity" in President Duterte's campaign, a UN report says.
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Tiananmen anniversary: Hong Kongers mark crackdown despite ban

June 4, 2020 - 5:18am
Many will mark the anniversary at home but police say they will disperse groups who gather outside.
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South Korean balloons: Plans to stop people sending cross-border messages

June 4, 2020 - 5:06am
The North Korean leadership has called the balloon-senders "human scum" and "mongrel dogs".
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Australian man interrupts PM Morrison to say 'get off my lawn'

June 4, 2020 - 3:25am
The resident stopped Scott Morrison's press briefing, complaining his lawn had "just been reseeded".
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China's cinemas could face widespread closures

June 3, 2020 - 11:29pm
Film audiences have moved online during the virus pandemic with fears they might not return to cinemas.
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HSBC and StanChart back China security laws for HK

June 3, 2020 - 10:10pm
The UK-based banks have both come out in support of China's controversial national security laws.
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Singapore coronavirus: 'If there's a chance to help, I should take it'

June 3, 2020 - 9:54pm
One Welsh Singapore resident is raising thousands for charity by delivering food orders on his bike.
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India coronavirus: Recession looms as economy reopens

June 3, 2020 - 7:15pm
Businesses and factories are reopening fast, but the future looks both uncertain and grim.
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Coronavirus: Sex workers fear for their future

June 3, 2020 - 3:38am
Worries about coronavirus transmission spell an uncertain future for millions of sex workers globally.
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