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Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of 'Somali pirates'

8 hours 34 min ago
Officials say the Chinese national ordered the killings while captaining a Taiwanese vessel in 2012.
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Vietnam battles its deadliest floods for decades

11 hours 40 min ago
Floodwaters have killed over 100 and left homes submerged, crops destroyed and livestock swept away.
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Japan gets deer-friendly bags to stop animals eating plastic

15 hours 52 min ago
The bags are an answer to the trail of potentially deadly plastic left by tourists each year.
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Coronavirus: 'India must cut pollution to avoid Covid disaster'

October 19, 2020 - 7:35pm
New studies show an association between severe pollution and a spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths.
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US 2020 election: Who does China really want to win?

October 19, 2020 - 5:34pm
With the US battered by the coronavirus and political polarisation, China thinks its time has come.
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Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect food'

October 19, 2020 - 3:46pm
Amid fresh concern about overfishing, scientists say eating more jellyfish may give us benefits.
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Tokyo Olympics: Russian hackers targeted Games, UK says

October 19, 2020 - 2:02pm
UK officials say Russian intelligence took aim at the 2020 Olympics before they were delayed.
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China-Taiwan tensions erupt over diplomats' fight in Fiji

October 19, 2020 - 12:37pm
Both sides say their officials were injured at an event organised to mark Taiwan's national day.
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Pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting criticism against female performers in the country

October 19, 2020 - 8:26am
The country’s biggest female pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting taboos against women who want to sing.
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Thailand protests: Authorities move to ban Telegram messaging app

October 19, 2020 - 7:36am
Internet providers have been ordered to block the secure messaging app used by activists.
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Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half capacity next year

October 19, 2020 - 6:45am
The airline describes the forecast as "optimistic" and warns it depends on a successful Covid vaccine.
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Sir James Dyson to sell Singapore penthouse at a loss

October 19, 2020 - 3:25am
The British tycoon has reportedly accepted a $62m offer for the massive penthouse one year after buying it.
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Crown Resorts: Australian casino operator faces laundering probe

October 19, 2020 - 1:08am
Crown Resorts may have breached laws against money laundering and financing terrorism, authorities say.
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China's economy continues to bounce back from virus slump

October 18, 2020 - 11:27pm
The world's second biggest economy saw growth of almost 5% in the third quarter of the year.
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Alibaba increases stranglehold on Chinese shoppers

October 18, 2020 - 10:24pm
The tech giant is increasing its offline footprint by acquiring leading supermarket chain Sun Art.
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India coronavirus: The woman who ferries patients in a school bus

October 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Bus driver Neelam Singh, who contracted the virus while working, says she is glad to help.
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Coronavirus in Australia: Victoria to ease lockdown as cases fall

October 18, 2020 - 11:28am
The southern state - home to a quarter of Australia's population - will loosen measures from Monday.
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Vietnam landslide: Rescuers search for survivors at barracks

October 18, 2020 - 5:51am
The huge landslide buried 22 soldiers as the country battles its worst floods for years.
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Thailand protests: 'My father is blinded by his love for the monarchy'

October 17, 2020 - 7:14pm
Young Thais are falling out with their parents over calls to reform an institution seen as untouchable.
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Philippines: Environmentalists criticise artificial beach in Manila Bay

October 17, 2020 - 7:09pm
There is controversy over a new artificial beach in the Philippine capital, Manila, made from crushed dolomite rock which some people say is bad for the environment.
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