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How Irrfan Khan helped Slumdog Millionaire to become an Oscar winner

April 29, 2020 - 8:38am
Danny Boyle credits Irrfan Khan with propelling Slumdog Millionaire to Oscar glory.
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Obituary: Star of Bollywood and Hollywood Irrfan Khan

April 29, 2020 - 7:56am
The star of Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire and dozens of Indian cinema's finest films has died at 53.
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South Korea fire: Dozens killed in warehouse blaze in Icheon

April 29, 2020 - 7:40am
The fire in the unfinished warehouse in Icheon began after an explosion involving building material.
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Irrfan Khan: Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi actor dies

April 29, 2020 - 7:38am
The Bollywood star, known for roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died aged 53.
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Coronavirus: ‘China is not the enemy of the United States'

April 29, 2020 - 7:31am
China wants to build an international response to Covid-19, says the country’s ambassador to the UK.
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India rejects scathing US religious freedom report as 'biased'

April 29, 2020 - 2:23am
An annual report by a US watchdog places India alongside Pakistan, China and North Korea.
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The trees that survived the bombing of Hiroshima

April 28, 2020 - 7:11pm
How a message of hope and peace is being spread by trees
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Refugee camp image wins food photo contest

April 28, 2020 - 7:09pm
An image of children at a Rohingya refugee camp wins Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020.
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Coronavirus: Two million Bangladesh jobs 'at risk' as clothes orders dry up

April 28, 2020 - 7:05pm
Half of the four million garment industry jobs in Bangladesh could be lost as orders dry up.
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India coronavirus: The man giving dignified burial to Covid-19 victims

April 28, 2020 - 7:03pm
Abdul Malabari has taken on the task of burying those who died with the virus in one Indian city.
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Coronavirus: Lockdown on a deserted Australian Island

April 28, 2020 - 11:31am
How one Australian couple ended up isolated in paradise on Fraser Island.
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Coronavirus-themed game banned in China

April 28, 2020 - 11:26am
The game has been blocked on Steam's store in the country but is still available in other territories.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be 'scrapped' instead of delayed again, says Games chief

April 28, 2020 - 6:27am
The postponed Tokyo Olympics will be "scrapped" if they cannot take place in 2021, says Games chief Yoshiro Mori.
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Kim Jong-un: Who might lead N Korea without Kim?

April 28, 2020 - 4:28am
The enigmatic sister and a spymaster are contenders, as rumours swirl over Kim Jong-un's health.
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India coronavirus: Tablighi Jamaat gives blood for plasma therapy

April 28, 2020 - 3:44am
Members of a Muslim group linked to hundreds of cases, are volunteering at hospitals across India.
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Coronavirus: How New Zealand got its coffees and fries back

April 28, 2020 - 2:55am
A strict and early lockdown has meant New Zealanders are back at cafes sooner than other countries.
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Coronavirus: India cancels order for 'faulty' China rapid test kits

April 28, 2020 - 12:23am
States have complained that the rapid test kits only have an accuracy rate of 5%.
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Luckin Coffee: Scandal-hit chain raided by regulators in China

April 27, 2020 - 10:48pm
The company's shares have slumped this month since it revealed $310m in fabricated transactions.
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The Uber driver evicted from home and left to die of coronavirus

April 27, 2020 - 7:14pm
Rajesh Jayaseelan found himself homeless and sick in London with Covid-19. His widow tells his story.
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Coronavirus and climate: Australia's chance to shift to green energy

April 27, 2020 - 12:17pm
Scientists say the economic impact of the virus gives a window for action to cut emissions.
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