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Malaysia landslide: At least 21 campers dead and more missing

December 16, 2022 - 9:11am
The landslide struck a campsite where more than 80 people, including children, were sleeping.
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Japan defence: China threat prompts plan to double military spending

December 16, 2022 - 8:22am
The country is doubling military spending, citing threats posed by China and North Korea.
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Wieambilla: Australia police killers posted video during shootout

December 16, 2022 - 6:59am
Six people - including two officers and a neighbour - died in the ambush in Queensland on Monday.
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Nirbhaya case: The rape victim’s mum fighting for India’s daughters

December 15, 2022 - 5:50pm
How Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi transformed from a quiet housewife into a crusader for justice.
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Hong Kong activist who staged Tiananmen vigil has conviction overturned

December 14, 2022 - 11:32pm
A court finds the police ban was not lawful but Chow Hang-tung stays in custody on separate charges.
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As South Korea abolishes its gender ministry, women fight back

December 14, 2022 - 4:41pm
Seoul is abolishing its equality ministry, despite a vast gender pay gap and pervasive sexism.
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Sombath Somphone: The activist who disappeared at a police checkpoint

December 14, 2022 - 4:38pm
Sombath Somphone was stopped by police 10 years ago - his wife still doesn't know what happened to him.
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China Covid: 'Panic-buying' and shortages as restrictions are eased

December 14, 2022 - 10:48am
People in China are rushing to buy medicines, foods and other items amid reports of shortages.
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China diplomats leave UK over Manchester protester attack

December 14, 2022 - 9:14am
The group includes the consul-general, who denied beating a pro-democracy protester in Manchester.
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Police officers 'executed' in Australia shoot-out

December 14, 2022 - 7:43am
Six people died on a remote property after three suspects abruptly opened fire on police.
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Australia: Scientists find clitorises on female snakes

December 14, 2022 - 1:43am
The females had long been overlooked, say scientists who suggest snake sex could involve seduction.
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Hong Kong markets watchdog warns of cryptocurrency platform risks

December 13, 2022 - 10:17pm
It comes after the founder of the failed crypto exchange FTX was arrested and charged with fraud.
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Age of consent: Why is consensual teen sex a crime in India?

December 13, 2022 - 7:03pm
A new report highlights how adolescent boys in consenting relationships are falling foul of the law.
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China Covid: Hospitals under strain in wave of infections

December 13, 2022 - 6:58pm
A wave of Covid infections hitting China as it opens up has put pressure on the healthcare system.
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New Zealand passes legislation banning cigarettes for future generations

December 13, 2022 - 8:37am
The legislation makes cigarettes permanently unavailable to anyone currently under the age of 14.
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New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern apologises for MP insult caught on mic

December 13, 2022 - 5:30am
In a parliamentary debate, the New Zealand prime minister used the insult after sitting down.
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Kerala: Why Iranian filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi sent lock of hair to India film festival

December 13, 2022 - 3:07am
Mahnaz Mohammadi sent a lock of her hair to a film festival in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
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India and China troops clash on Arunachal Pradesh mountain border

December 13, 2022 - 1:50am
The Indian army says a small number of soldiers fought on Friday but both sides disengaged quickly.
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Wieambilla: Six dead in shooting at remote Australian property

December 13, 2022 - 12:55am
Three suspects have been shot dead after the killings of two police officers and a man, authorities say.
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Tamil Nadu: Indian man's search for father's lost grave ends in Malaysia

December 12, 2022 - 9:00pm
The man from Tamil Nadu was six months old when his father died 55 years ago.
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