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Island reveals rising tide of plastic waste

October 1, 2019 - 8:43am
A remote island in the southern Atlantic Ocean reveals the scale of the problem of plastic waste facing our seas.
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NRC: Amit Shah vows to 'throw out' illegal immigrants from West Bengal

October 1, 2019 - 8:01am
Home minister Amit Shah declares a controversial citizens list will be implemented in another state.
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Taiwan bridge collapses on fishing vessels

October 1, 2019 - 7:13am
A number of people have been injured, with some feared trapped under the road bridge.
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Rugby World Cup: One man's search into Japan's mysterious rugby past

October 1, 2019 - 7:12am
Samurai, silence and pistols on the pitch. Japan's rugby history is unique - and a lot longer than you might think.
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Japan's last pagers beep for the final time

October 1, 2019 - 4:16am
At their peak, pagers were used by more than 10m people in Japan - but just 1,500 subscribers remained.
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Supreme Court recalls controversial caste order

October 1, 2019 - 3:38am
The new order reverses a ruling that was criticised for 'diluting' protections to lower castes.
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Komodo: Tourists must pay $1,000 to enter 'Dragon Island'

October 1, 2019 - 2:49am
Entry to the Indonesian island was $10, but authorities want to restrict the number of visitors.
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China at 70: Xi Jinping inspects troops on national day

September 30, 2019 - 11:11pm
The parade marks 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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Trump asked Australian PM to help investigate Russia inquiry

September 30, 2019 - 10:01pm
PM Scott Morrison agreed to assist with an investigation into the Mueller inquiry, Canberra confirms.
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China anniversary: Beijing celebrations mark 70 years of Communist rule

September 30, 2019 - 9:59pm
A huge military parade is taking place in Beijing, but risks being overshadowed by unrest in Hong Kong.
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Japan delivers long-delayed consumption tax hike

September 30, 2019 - 9:13pm
The rise comes despite jitters the move will slow spending in the world's third largest economy.
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Tear gas fired as Indonesia sex ban protests continue

September 30, 2019 - 7:31pm
Jakarta police battle protesters angered by a new corruption law and proposed criminal code.
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China anniversary: How the country became the world's 'economic miracle'

September 30, 2019 - 7:06pm
Historic reforms propelled China from poor and isolated, to one of the world's economic superpowers.
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Hong Kong protests: 'I can't say I love China any more'

September 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
A Hong Kong protester from a pro-Beijing area talks about his complicated feelings about China.
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Jack Charles: 'I'd rob to collect rent for stolen Aboriginal land'

September 30, 2019 - 11:35am
He was stolen from his family, then he stole from "posh homes" - now actor Jack Charles wants closure.
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Afghanistan presidential election: Rivals declare victory after record low turnout

September 30, 2019 - 9:28am
Preliminary data suggest a turnout of about 25% as the two frontrunners both say they have won.
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Seven Sri Lanka elephants dead from suspected poisoning

September 30, 2019 - 8:11am
A pregnant female was among animals found dead last week - all believed to be from the same herd.
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Chandrayaan-2: Was India's Moon mission actually a success?

September 30, 2019 - 4:40am
Scientists tell the BBC why the ambitious mission cannot be dismissed as a failure.
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Fugitive on run for 17 years found living in cave by a drone

September 30, 2019 - 3:47am
Police used drones to track down a man who evaded detection for almost two decades.
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Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: More than 100 dead in fresh India flood chaos

September 30, 2019 - 3:36am
Heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states have also disrupted normal life in the region.
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