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Violet Coco: Climate activist's jailing ignites row in Australia

December 8, 2022 - 12:28pm
A 15-month sentence given to a protester sends a terrible message to the globe, rights groups say.
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South Korea: Age system to be standardised from 2023

December 8, 2022 - 7:30am
South Korea’s parliament has voted to standardise the country's age system to the international method.
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Li Wenliang: Chinese pour hearts out on Covid martyr's page

December 8, 2022 - 3:24am
Thousands are leaving emotional comments on the online page of a doctor who sounded the Covid alarm.
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TikTok sued by Indiana over security and safety concerns

December 7, 2022 - 11:38pm
The app is accused of deceiving users over China's access to data and exposing kids to mature content.
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Umar Patek: Anger and fear in Australia as Bali bomber freed

December 7, 2022 - 11:02pm
Survivors of the 2002 attacks tell the BBC they don't believe Umar Patek has been deradicalised.
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Indonesia 'sex ban': Criminal code changes threaten other freedoms

December 7, 2022 - 9:58pm
There are concerns the revised criminal code could threaten democracy, human rights and free speech.
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Sri Lanka's children go hungry as food prices soar

December 7, 2022 - 7:06pm
Food is at the centre of the economic crisis as incomes shrink and the cost of living rises.
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China zero-Covid: Hope and worry in Beijing as key policies scrapped

December 7, 2022 - 12:46pm
People in Beijing see a cautious return to life after China lifts its most severe Covid restrictions.
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Taliban conduct first public execution since return to power

December 7, 2022 - 12:29pm
The execution is carried out before a crowded sports stadium after the man confesses to murder.
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Pitfalls lie ahead as China charts exit from zero-Covid

December 7, 2022 - 4:57am
China has decisively stepped away from its punishing policy - now it must navigate many challenges.
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New Zealand places child in anti-vax blood case in custody

December 7, 2022 - 3:51am
The baby needs life-saving treatment, but his parents oppose blood transfusions from vaccinated donors.
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China abandons key parts of zero-Covid strategy after protests

December 7, 2022 - 3:12am
Officials say asymptomatic and mild cases will no longer be forced into state quarantine centres.
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Bollywood: 'I’d earn 10% of my male co-actor’s salary'

December 6, 2022 - 8:01pm
The actress spoke about her experience with pay parity, body shaming and the pressure of social media.
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Tech layoffs at Meta, Twitter, Amazon: The good people helping Indians find jobs

December 6, 2022 - 7:02pm
Tech workers are rallying together to help peers who face having to leave the US after being laid off.
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The airline policy that cost pregnant flight crew their jobs

December 6, 2022 - 7:01pm
Singapore Airlines recently dropped its five-decade-old policy, after demands from human rights groups.
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Indonesia's new sex laws and what they could mean for tourism

December 6, 2022 - 4:28pm
Holiday hotspots like Bali are still recovering from the pandemic - now new laws could derail them again.
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England in Pakistan: Andy Zaltzman on an astonishing and record-breaking first Test

December 6, 2022 - 7:21am
Andy Zaltzman assesses England's astonishing win over Pakistan and shows why it was one of the most exceptional Test matches of all time.
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Ukraine crisis: Who is buying Russian oil and gas?

December 6, 2022 - 7:06am
India and China are buying cheaper oil from Russia as other major economies shun its energy exports.
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Indonesia passes criminal code banning sex outside marriage

December 6, 2022 - 5:25am
The new laws will disproportionately punish women, LGBT people and religious minorities, critics say.
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Kerala: Indian men jailed for rape and murder of Latvian tourist

December 6, 2022 - 3:03am
Two men have been sent to jail for life for the rape and murder of a Latvian tourist in Kerala in 2018.
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