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Obituary: Monir Farmanfarmaian, the artist who opened the world's eyes to Iran

April 27, 2019 - 7:55pm
Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, who worked with Andy Warhol, has died aged 97.
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Is this the face of a man held captive since the age of six?

April 27, 2019 - 7:41pm
The second most important figure in Tibetan Buddhism was seized by China in 1995 and hasn't been seen since. Why does it matter?
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Knives found at Japan prince's desk days before abdication

April 27, 2019 - 12:12pm
Police launch an investigation after blades are discovered at the 12-year-old's school classroom.
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Sri Lanka bombings: 'I invited the bomber into the church'

April 27, 2019 - 10:10am
Brother Stanley was the pastor in charge of the Zion church in Sri Lanka when the bombing happened.
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Home Office investigated over student visa cheat claims

April 27, 2019 - 7:14am
A probe into the cancellation of thousands of student visas is launched amid allegations of false accusations .
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Sri Lanka bombings: Catholic Church cancels all Sunday Masses

April 27, 2019 - 12:15am
The archbishop of Colombo says "continuing threats" make it unsafe for Catholics to worship in church.
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Can China's plane-maker take on Boeing and Airbus?

April 26, 2019 - 8:31pm
Chinese-made planes have attracted criticism, but the crisis facing Boeing could spur interest.
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Japan emperor: The mysterious Imperial Treasures

April 26, 2019 - 8:21pm
Three artefacts rich in myth and shrouded in secrecy will be central to the new emperor's coronation.
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Afghanistan war: This is the human cost

April 26, 2019 - 7:43pm
Tens of thousands of Afghan soldiers have been killed and injured in the past four years. This is their story.
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Sri Lanka attacks: The street fighting back with peace

April 26, 2019 - 7:11pm
A small lane where families have been devastated by the Easter Sunday bombings is determined to keep the peace.
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North Koreans discuss Kim Jong-un's trip to Russia

April 26, 2019 - 1:19pm
North Korean workers and officials speak to state TV about Kim Jong-un's trip to Russia to meet President Putin.
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Sri Lanka bombings: PM Wickremesinghe says he was 'out of the loop'

April 26, 2019 - 11:46am
Ranil Wickremesinghe tells the BBC he is not accountable for the Easter Sunday security failings.
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British Korea War veteran remembers injured child

April 26, 2019 - 7:58am
Keith Leese hopes to discover what happened to an injured child he helped during the Korean War.
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Steel plant explosion: Two hurt at Tata in Port Talbot

April 26, 2019 - 5:15am
The blast came from a train used to carry molten metal at the Port Talbot site, Tata says.
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Prince William tells New Zealanders, 'you stood up' to attacks

April 26, 2019 - 4:52am
The duke has been meeting survivors of the Christchurch mosque shootings, which killed 50 people.
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Sri Lanka bombings ringleader died in hotel attack, president says

April 26, 2019 - 4:16am
An Islamist preacher said to have planned Sunday's bombings died in one of the attacks, Sri Lanka's president says.
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UK tourist Sam Oliver wins Australian defamation case

April 26, 2019 - 3:38am
Sam Oliver sued a TV network after being cleared of assaulting Australia's ex-Rugby Sevens captain.
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Xi Jinping vows transparency over Belt and Road

April 26, 2019 - 3:04am
China's massive infrastructure programme has been criticised for saddling recipient countries with debt.
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US woman wrongly identified as suspect

April 26, 2019 - 1:37am
Sri Lankan police wrongly used a picture of Amara Majeed, an activist who fights Muslim stereotypes.
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North Korea summit: Kim accuses US of 'bad faith'

April 26, 2019 - 12:06am
Kim Jong-un said peace on the Korean peninsula would depend entirely on Washington's future attitude.
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