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US atomic waste dump in Marshall Islands to be investigated

December 30, 2019 - 2:10pm
A concrete dome housing waste from Cold War atomic bomb tests raises environmental concerns.
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Gusty winds keep Australia's bushfire risk high

December 30, 2019 - 7:46am
Change in wind direction brings yet more challenges for Australia's firefighters
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Chinese start-up Mobike loses more than 200,000 bikes

December 30, 2019 - 7:27am
The bikes are designed to be locked and unlocked by members of the public via an app.
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China jails 'gene-edited babies' scientist for three years

December 30, 2019 - 6:17am
He Jiankui said he altered the genes of a set of twins to try to give them protection against HIV.
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Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks to go ahead despite protests

December 30, 2019 - 5:35am
A petition signed by more than 270,000 people had called for the fireworks display to be cancelled.
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South Korea to pardon 1,800 conscientious objectors

December 30, 2019 - 3:15am
Men who refused mandatory military service were subjected to prison - and social stigma.
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Tesla delivers its first 'Made in China' cars

December 29, 2019 - 11:47pm
The move comes as the US-China trade war US companies to shift production out of China.
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Kim Jong-un calls for 'positive and offensive' security policy

December 29, 2019 - 9:57pm
The North Korean leader was speaking to senior party officials at a meeting in Pyongyang.
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Medieval combat: A Chinese knight fights for his dream

December 29, 2019 - 8:15pm
A Chinese teacher with a passion for medieval combat hopes to take his hobby to the next level.
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China launches new law to protect doctors

December 29, 2019 - 12:07pm
The announcement comes days after a female doctor was stabbed to death at work.
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Australia fires: Thousands told to evacuate in Victoria

December 29, 2019 - 5:37am
Residents and holidaymakers in a major tourist destination in Victoria are told to leave by Monday.
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Samoa lifts state of emergency over measles epidemic

December 29, 2019 - 4:37am
A mass vaccination drive was put in place as the disease spread and killed 81 people.
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China and Twitter: The year Chinese diplomacy went social

December 28, 2019 - 7:53pm
This year saw a marked changed in tone from China, as more diplomats began using Twitter.
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Why international rock stars are flocking to India

December 28, 2019 - 7:51pm
U2, who recently performed in Mumbai, are one among many bands lining up to tour India.
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China ends forced labour for sex workers

December 28, 2019 - 11:31am
Under the scheme, police were allowed to hold sex workers and their clients for up to two years.
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Australia fires: Volunteer firefighters to receive compensation

December 28, 2019 - 10:35am
Thousands of firefighters can claim up to A$6,000 ($4,200) after spending weeks battling the flames.
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'Ghost boat' containing human remains washes up on Japanese island

December 28, 2019 - 9:59am
Authorities suspect the boat may have originated from North Korea.
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Thai cave rescuer dies from year-long blood infection

December 28, 2019 - 12:34am
Thai Navy Seal Beirut Pakbara contracted the infection during the rescue at Tham Luang cave.
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Transgender in Pakistan: Maya, the woman who almost broke free

December 27, 2019 - 7:26pm
Maya was one of dozens of trans women killed in Pakistan in recent years, many of the murders unsolved.
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India Citizenship Act protests: 'Our son was shot dead by police'

December 27, 2019 - 7:21pm
Muslims in India tell the BBC of police brutality, and why they fear losing their citizenship rights.
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