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Which countries have banned pesticides used in suicide?

September 14, 2019 - 7:19pm
Pesticide self-poisoning is one of the leading causes of suicide in Asia.
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Shinjiro Koizumi: A rising star in Japanese politics

September 14, 2019 - 7:10pm
Shinjiro Koizumi, 38, keeps grabbing the headlines. Does he have his eyes on the country's top job?
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Malaysia queen denounces arrest of online critics

September 14, 2019 - 9:12am
The Raja Permaisuri Agong briefly returned to Twitter to urge police not to detain anyone else.
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Kylie Moore-Gilbert named as British-Australian academic held in Iran

September 14, 2019 - 7:00am
Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East specialist at Melbourne University, was detained "months ago".
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Glory to Hong Kong: How the protestors got a new song

September 13, 2019 - 7:31pm
The man behind the pro-democracy song hopes it will re-inject energy and boost public morale.
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Glory to Hong Kong: Singing a new protest anthem

September 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
Protesters are staging singalongs of a new protest song - and some say it should be the city's anthem.
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Indian granny's 'less than a cent' breakfast wins hearts

September 13, 2019 - 7:25pm
The 80-year-old chef hasn't increased her prices in 30 years - and customers love her for it.
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China is rolling back tariffs on US pork and soybeans.

September 13, 2019 - 5:05pm
China today announced an easing on some food tariffs but the ongoing dispute is being felt in the US.
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‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’

September 13, 2019 - 5:00pm
Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men.
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Tourist died in freak accident at Thai hotel

September 13, 2019 - 11:31am
Luke Goodere's abdomen was punctured in Thailand when he fell through glass doors that shattered.
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Rainforest fires trigger smog alerts in Indonesia and Malaysia

September 13, 2019 - 9:21am
Indonesia and Malaysia issue severe smog alerts as fires rage in large sections of their rainforests.
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Four Indian men drown in Italian farm manure tank near Pavia

September 13, 2019 - 5:08am
Two of the victims were Sikh brothers running a big dairy farm in northern Italy.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers test snow machine to beat the heat

September 13, 2019 - 2:04am
Japan tests spraying fake snow in 'Snokyo' to tackle the summer heat ahead of the games next summer.
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Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed due to protests

September 13, 2019 - 12:28am
Organisers said they could not guarantee "smooth running" of the tournament in light of the unrest.
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Tiananmen Square Tank Man photographer Charlie Cole dies

September 12, 2019 - 11:20pm
The image of one man in the way of a column of tanks has become a symbol of peaceful resistance.
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Myanmar's deadly 'jade rush'

September 12, 2019 - 7:01pm
Thousands of people risk their regularly lives scavenging for small pieces of jade in Myanmar's mines.
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Buttler rallies England after Ashes collapse

September 12, 2019 - 2:19pm
Jos Buttler's belligerent half-century rallies England following another familiar batting collapse on the first day of the fifth and final Ashes Test.
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Huawei chief offers to share 5G know-how for a fee

September 12, 2019 - 9:38am
Ren Zhengfei offers to share its 5G know-how with a Western firm in return for a one-off fee.
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Xanana Gusmao: East Timor independence hero embraces dying BJ Habibie

September 12, 2019 - 7:59am
A moving video has gone viral after the death of former Indonesian President BJ Habibie.
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Seal 'helps' bust alleged international drug ring in Australia

September 12, 2019 - 7:56am
Two Britons are among five facing charges over a $688,000 (£588,000) drug haul found in Australia.
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