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Umar Akmal: Pakistan batsman banned for three years over corruption charges

April 27, 2020 - 9:13am
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal is banned from all cricket for three years for failing to report corrupt approaches.
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Coronavirus: Schools start reopening in China's biggest cities

April 27, 2020 - 7:40am
Some older pupils in Beijing and Shanghai are going back to classes as normal life begins to resume.
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Coronavirus: New Zealand claims no community cases as lockdown eases

April 27, 2020 - 1:51am
After single-figure new cases for more than a week, NZ says it has ended local transmissions for now.
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Coronavirus: Is it too early to expand our 'social bubbles'?

April 26, 2020 - 7:03pm
New Zealand is relaxing some social distancing measures, but is it safe for other nations?
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Coronavirus: Australians download COVIDSafe contact tracing app

April 26, 2020 - 12:25pm
The Australian government app notifies users if they have had contact with a user who has Covid-19.
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Rohingya crisis: Hundreds of refugees stranded in boats at sea

April 26, 2020 - 10:30am
The Malaysian government has turned away Rohingya refugees, over fears about coronavirus.
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Ramadan: Muslims fast under coronavirus lockdowns

April 25, 2020 - 8:38pm
Normally a time when people gather to break their fasts and pray, many are marking Ramadan alone.
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Jack Ma: The billionaire trying to stop coronavirus (and fix China’s reputation)

April 25, 2020 - 7:24pm
How Jack Ma's growing clout during the coronavirus crisis may put him in the sights of China's jealous leaders.
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China and US trade virus conspiracy theories

April 25, 2020 - 7:14pm
Conspiracy theories about Covid-19 have been spreading online since the early days of the outbreak.
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Coronavirus: India's circuses struggle to survive the lockdown

April 25, 2020 - 7:07pm
Already a dying art form, the pandemic could bring the curtain down on circuses forever.
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Surviving deadly Everest avalanche

April 25, 2020 - 4:44pm
Footage shows the terrifying moment climbers were engulfed by snow in 2015.
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Hong Kong protests: Jailed man gets judge's sympathy for stabbing

April 25, 2020 - 10:49am
The judge who jailed the man for the attack at an anti-government protest said he was a victim.
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Lam Wing-kee: HK bookseller who defied China opens shop in Taiwan

April 25, 2020 - 7:58am
Lam Wing-kee was detained in China after selling material critical of the political elite there.
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Coronavirus: India allows small shops to reopen

April 25, 2020 - 6:40am
Only half of staff are allowed to work and must take precautions such as wearing face masks.
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India coronavirus doctors: Notes on hope, fear and longing

April 24, 2020 - 7:13pm
Doctors across India, who are hailed as heroes, talk about their anxieties during the pandemic.
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Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day in driveways

April 24, 2020 - 7:08pm
Citizens, many holding candles, stand in silence in driveways to pay a dawn tribute to wartime dead.
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Coronavirus: China rejects call for probe into origins of disease

April 24, 2020 - 3:59pm
Beijing's deputy ambassador to the UK tells the BBC the demands are politically motivated.
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Tree kangaroos: How a joey in Australia is helping save his wild cousins.

April 24, 2020 - 11:51am
How a joey in an Australian zoo is helping his wild cousins in Papua New Guinea.
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Coronavirus Costa Atlantica: Japan investigates outbreak on docked liner

April 24, 2020 - 7:14am
The ship came to Nagasaki in February and crew were quarantined with no cases - until this week.
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Coronavirus lockdown: Asian cooks make bamboo shoots top trend

April 24, 2020 - 4:49am
Dishes with bamboo shoots have seen the biggest rise for online recipe searches globally, says Google.
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