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Benny Tai: Hong Kong jailed activist to 'come back stronger'

April 24, 2019 - 3:42am
Hong Kong activist Benny Tai says he will come back stronger after being jailed over the 2014 protests.
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China shows off military might at sea

April 24, 2019 - 1:33am
BBC's Robin Brant reports from on board a training ship on display to celebrate 70 years of China's navy.
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Sri Lanka attacks: How one churchgoer saved lives

April 24, 2019 - 12:21am
A teacher describes how her husband apprehended an alleged bomber.
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Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism

April 23, 2019 - 11:42pm
New Zealand and France will host a summit aimed at curbing the use of social media to promote terrorism.
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Sri Lanka attacks: Government vows to overhaul state security

April 23, 2019 - 10:30pm
The government says IS may be behind the attacks but that threat reports had not been shared.
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Why is a 2,500-year-old epic dominating polls in modern India?

April 23, 2019 - 7:49pm
The Ramayana, a 2,500-year-old mythological epic has been brought to the fore of the world's largest election
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South Korea's 'yoghurt ladies' delivering friendship

April 23, 2019 - 7:11pm
Thousands of motorised fridges are driven around South Korea, providing yoghurt and companionship for isolated people.
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Kim Jong-un heads to Russia for Vladimir Putin summit

April 23, 2019 - 6:53pm
Mr Kim is to have his first-ever meeting with President Putin near the Russian city of Vladivostok.
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Sri Lanka attacks: IS 'may be linked', government says

April 23, 2019 - 5:16pm
The scale of the attacks suggests that there was foreign assistance, Sri Lankan authorities say.
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Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines not a 'dump site' for Canadian waste

April 23, 2019 - 2:19pm
The Philippine president chastises Canada for failing to repatriate waste sent to his country.
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Myanmar landslide buries at least 54 jade miners

April 23, 2019 - 1:47pm
The workers were sleeping as they were struck by what police have described as a "mud lake".
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Sri Lanka attacks: Volunteers' small acts of kindness for mourners

April 23, 2019 - 1:27pm
Volunteers provide water, food and support to those mourning the bombing in Negombo, Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka attacks: CCTV shows suspected Sri Lanka church bomber

April 23, 2019 - 9:31am
A man with a large backpack can be seen walking into St Sebastian's church just before a device is detonated.
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Cathay Pacific to crack down on 'pilferage'

April 23, 2019 - 9:05am
Mini tubs of Haagen-Dazs, champagne and cutlery are going missing from the airline's planes.
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Sri Lanka attacks: The ban on social media

April 23, 2019 - 7:39am
Is the ban a sign of things to come for social media firms unable to halt the spread of misinformation?
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Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funerals held as nation mourns

April 23, 2019 - 4:52am
The death toll from Sunday's bomb attacks rises to 310 and a state of emergency is in effect.
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Sri Lanka attacks: What led to carnage?

April 23, 2019 - 2:48am
A small Islamist group has been blamed, but how could it have gone from vandalising statues to sophisticated suicide attacks?
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What we know so far

April 23, 2019 - 2:17am
More than 300 people have been killed in the worst violence Sri Lanka has seen in a decade.
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Myanmar top court rejects Reuters journalists' appeal

April 23, 2019 - 2:15am
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have their seven year sentences upheld by the country's Supreme Court.
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SS Iron Crown: WW2 shipwreck found off Australia

April 23, 2019 - 12:50am
The SS Iron Crown was sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1942, killing 38 sailors.
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