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Afghanistan elections: Running an election in a war-torn country

October 18, 2018 - 12:14pm
From security to fraud, what are the challenges of running elections in a country beset by war?
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Danish Kaneria admits spot-fixing after six years and apologises to Essex

October 18, 2018 - 10:54am
Former Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria admits to spot-fixing while at Essex, ending six years of denial.
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US commander survives Afghan gun attack in which police chief dies

October 18, 2018 - 10:37am
Gen Scott Miller escapes unhurt but a Taliban gunman kills a powerful Afghan police chief in Kandahar.
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Sir Paul Beresford struggles with Scottish accent

October 18, 2018 - 6:27am
New Zealand-born MP Sir Paul Beresford struggles to understand a question from the SNP's David Linden.
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Mother Mushroom: Vietnam releases well-known dissident into US exile

October 18, 2018 - 2:09am
The blogger was jailed in 2017 for 10 years but was unexpectedly freed on Wednesday.
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Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan

October 17, 2018 - 11:51pm
The flowers famous for blooming briefly every spring make a surprise appearance.
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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

October 17, 2018 - 9:07pm
The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency.
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Add oil: Encouraging Chinese phrase enters English dictionary

October 17, 2018 - 8:23pm
Why you might start using this Chinese expression if you want to encourage someone.
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Sri Lanka's Sirisena calls India over 'murder plot'

October 17, 2018 - 7:20pm
President Sirisena calls India's PM to deny he said they were trying to kill him.
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The little lion cub raised by a dog

October 17, 2018 - 7:06pm
A lion cub in Sri Lanka was nursed by a dog after being rejected by his mother in a zoo.
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Angry crowds block women from Sabarimala Hindu temple

October 17, 2018 - 4:50pm
A BBC team is forced to leave as protests over a recent court ruling turn violent.
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Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

October 17, 2018 - 2:29pm
The White House says postal rates set via the 144-year-old global pact give Chinese firms an 'unfair' advantage.
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Tasmania penguin deaths: Dozens killed in suspected dog attack

October 17, 2018 - 9:37am
The deaths of 58 small penguins in Tasmania have led officials to issue a warning to dog owners.
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Afghanistan elections: 'I want to fulfil my slain father's dreams'

October 17, 2018 - 9:03am
Narinder Singh is the only Sikh candidate in the Afghan parliamentary elections.
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Chinese firm fined $1.3bn for illegal production of rabies vaccine

October 17, 2018 - 8:10am
Changchun Changsheng had blended different batches of vaccine fluid, says state media.
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MJ Akbar: India minister quits after #MeToo allegations

October 17, 2018 - 8:01am
MJ Akbar is the most high-profile figure to be named in the recent flurry of allegations.
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Sabarimala: Protesters block women from entering Hindu shrine

October 17, 2018 - 7:09am
Protests erupt as India's Sabarimala temple opens its doors to women of all ages for the first time.
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Chinese woman kills herself and children after husband 'fakes death'

October 17, 2018 - 5:51am
The man is alleged to have faked his death for an insurance payout - but did not tell his wife.
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Pakistan Zainab murder: Imran Ali hanged for six-year-old's death

October 17, 2018 - 3:17am
Imran Ali was sentenced to death for the rape and murder that sparked mass protests in January.
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Charlie Condell: UK teenager in record attempt has bike stolen

October 17, 2018 - 2:00am
Charlie Condell, 18, was robbed in Australia - more than 100 days into a round-the-world ride.
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