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Ludhiana gas: Mystery leak kills 11 in Indian city

April 30, 2023 - 6:18am
Women and children are among those killed after inhaling an unknown substance in an industrial city.
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Kunal Kamra: Why an Indian comedian is challenging fake news rules

April 29, 2023 - 8:12pm
Kunal Kamra says India's new IT rules infringe his right to free speech.
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Thailand: Southeast Asia's 'weed wonderland'

April 29, 2023 - 5:35pm
Business booms in a free-for-all industry less than a year after Thailand legalised cannabis.
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North Korea warns of serious danger over US-South Korea deterrence deal

April 29, 2023 - 1:32am
Kim Jong-un's sister says the pact to counter Pyongyang's nuclear threat will lead to a "more serious danger".
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Parkinson's disease: The patients finding joy through dance in India

April 28, 2023 - 7:34pm
A teacher in Maharashtra state is encouraging Parkinson's patients to discover the delights of dancing.
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Vietnam arrests 65 for drug smuggling in toothpaste tubes

April 28, 2023 - 8:19am
Vietnam is a major drug-trafficking hub despite having some of the harshest drug laws in the world.
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'Dangerous manoeuvres' in China and Philippines' cat-and-mouse sea chase

April 28, 2023 - 6:41am
A near-collision between Chinese and Philippine vessels underscores the dangers in disputed waters.
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Wrestlers' protest: India police to register case against wrestling chief

April 28, 2023 - 5:58am
India's top wrestlers have accused Brij Bhushan Singh of sexually abusing several female athletes.
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Supreme Court: India same-sex marriage case tests judges

April 28, 2023 - 5:29am
The Supreme Court indicates that legalising same-sex marriage may be for MPs to decide, not the courts.
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Sri Lanka crisis: Central bank lays out extent of economic problems

April 28, 2023 - 1:16am
The central bank's annual report highlighted the "unprecedented" increases in food and fuel prices.
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Thailand’s crawling queen and coronation rites from around the world

April 27, 2023 - 5:19pm
Discover how the world’s few remaining monarchies crown their kings and queens.
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Anand Mohan Singh: Indian official’s wife distraught as his killer is freed

April 27, 2023 - 5:13pm
Uma Krishnaiah is "heartbroken" as a politician who was convicted over his murder walks out of prison.
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China includes 'Covid war' in history textbook

April 27, 2023 - 5:13am
History textbooks for Chinese students have mentioned the country's pandemic response for the first time.
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SCO: China defence minister in India amid border tensions

April 27, 2023 - 4:06am
It’s the first such trip since a deadly clash between troops on the disputed border in 2020.
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Thai woman accused of murdering 12 friends in cyanide poisonings

April 27, 2023 - 3:46am
Police say Sararat Rangsiwuthaporn is suspected to have poisoned at least 13 people since 2020.
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US and South Korea agree key nuclear weapons deal

April 26, 2023 - 10:39pm
The declaration is an attempt to show support for Seoul and counter North Korea's nuclear threat.
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China police question staff at US consultancy giant Bain

April 26, 2023 - 10:36pm
It comes as relations between Washington and Beijing have deteriorated in recent months.
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Bhutan wants a border deal with China: Will India accept?

April 26, 2023 - 5:03pm
Amid tensions between its giant neighbours, Bhutan finds itself increasingly vulnerable.
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Living on the frontlines of a US-China flashpoint

April 26, 2023 - 5:00pm
People on far-flung islands in the Philippines risk being caught in a conflict between two superpowers.
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Ukraine's Zelensky holds first war phone call with China's Xi

April 26, 2023 - 10:05am
Ukraine's president says his first call with China's leader since Russia's invasion was "meaningful".
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