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Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream

January 1, 2020 - 12:23am
The move is designed to protect marine life around the Pacific island state.
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Australia fires: More than 200 homes burn down on coast

January 1, 2020 - 12:17am
Australia's fires have killed at least five people in recent days and left hundreds homeless.
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Australia fires: Aerial views of burned out towns

December 31, 2019 - 11:22pm
Aerial footage shows the scale of damage after the latest massive fires in Victoria.
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What's the link between palm oil and the Kashmir dispute?

December 31, 2019 - 8:32pm
How did a row between India and Malaysia spill over into the palm oil industry?
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Trump sets date for signing US-China 'deal'

December 31, 2019 - 10:57am
The US president says he will sign a limited agreement with China on 15 January.
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Carlos Ghosn lawyer stunned as Nissan ex-boss flees Japan for Lebanon

December 31, 2019 - 10:32am
It is unclear how the ex-Nissan boss, who was awaiting trial, managed to flee to Lebanon.
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Australia and NZ fireworks set off new decade

December 31, 2019 - 9:19am
Sydney follows Auckland by welcoming in 2020 with a bang, despite calls for it to cancel its display.
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Bushfires in Australia force thousands to flee to beaches

December 31, 2019 - 8:24am
Residents escape smoke and flames by heading towards the coast.
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Australia wildfires: Fire truck overrun by bushfire flames

December 31, 2019 - 7:36am
Firefighters in New South Wales take shelter in their truck as it is surrounded by flames.
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Australia fires: Military to be deployed to help rescue effort

December 31, 2019 - 6:23am
Aircraft and ships will be sent to New South Wales and Victoria, where thousands fled to the coast.
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Sydney mayor defends New Year's fireworks despite protests

December 31, 2019 - 5:58am
Clover Moore said the city's celebrations would "give hope to people" as bushfires rage.
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Shuri Castle: Appeal for images to 'rebuild' burned site online

December 31, 2019 - 5:51am
The plan hopes to create a virtual 3D version of Japan's Shuri Castle, which was destroyed by fire.
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India cold wave: Delhi reels from coldest day in more than a century

December 31, 2019 - 3:30am
The maximum day temperature plummeted to 9.4C on Monday setting a new record for the chilliest day.
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Mallacoota: Where Australia's bushfires turned day to night

December 31, 2019 - 12:28am
Thousands of people fled to the beach in Mallacoota, Victoria as fires approached the town.
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Huawei: 'Survival will be our priority' in 2020

December 30, 2019 - 8:10pm
The firm admits life will be "difficult" after the Trump administration banned the firm in the US.
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Citizenship Act protests: Why fear has gripped Muslims in this Indian state

December 30, 2019 - 7:29pm
The Muslim community in Uttar Pradesh is living in fear after a new citizenship law came into effect.
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China internet: Top talking points of 2019 and how they evaded the censors

December 30, 2019 - 7:24pm
From rebellious numbers to state-backed trends, China's internet was a noisy place in 2019.
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What were the top business stories of 2019?

December 30, 2019 - 7:21pm
It was a year of unrest and upheaval, with protests in Hong Kong, and US-China trade tensions.
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Australia: Volunteer firefighter killed by 'freakish' wind

December 30, 2019 - 6:17pm
There are also concerns in Australia that "extraordinary fire behaviour" will increase the flames.
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Nissan's ex-head Carlos Ghosn in surprise Lebanon arrival

December 30, 2019 - 6:06pm
It is unclear how Carlos Ghosn left Japan where he was on bail pending trial on corruption charges.
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