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The couples accused of destroying Japan's families

March 2, 2021 - 7:23pm
An archaic Japanese law requires married couples to adopt the same surname, but many are asking why.
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Glow-in-the-dark sharks found off New Zealand coast

March 2, 2021 - 5:17pm
The sharks live in deep waters and are thought to use light as a form of camouflage.
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'If the others go I'll go': Inside China's scheme to transfer Uighurs into work

March 2, 2021 - 5:04pm
A high-level Chinese study says a massive work scheme is reducing Uighur population density in Xinjiang.
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Afghan war: Three female media workers shot dead in Jalalabad

March 2, 2021 - 1:26pm
The women, aged 18-20, worked for a local TV station and were killed on their way home from work.
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Tokyo 2020: Organisers boost number of women on board

March 2, 2021 - 12:17pm
The games' organising committee aims to have women make up 40% of its board members.
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Myanmar coup: Singapore PM Lee says situation 'tragic'

March 2, 2021 - 10:36am
Speaking to the BBC, Lee Hsien Loong condemns the use of violence against unarmed protesters.
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Covid-19: Sri Lanka chooses remote island for burials

March 2, 2021 - 10:14am
The government had decided last week to lift a ban on burials after criticism from minorities.
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Mount Sinabung: Time-lapse shows Indonesia volcano's 5km-high ash cloud

March 2, 2021 - 7:47am
The latest eruption from Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra sends ash up to 5km (3.1 miles) into the air.
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Migrating flamingos turn Mumbai lakes into 'sea of pink'

March 2, 2021 - 4:13am
Thousands of flamingos migrate to western India every year in search for food and nesting grounds.
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Michael Gudinski: Australian music industry icon dies aged 68

March 2, 2021 - 12:03am
The music industry icon championed stars including Kylie Minogue and brought huge acts to Australia.
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Carlos Ghosn: US father and son extradited to Japan

March 1, 2021 - 10:41pm
The two allegedly helped the ex-Nissan boss escape Japan while he was on bail for financial crimes.
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UK cruise ships scrapped in India's 'ship graveyard'

March 1, 2021 - 7:09pm
Months after being sold to buyers from outside the UK they were sold on as scrap.
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'Passport error' keeps man's body at Thai hospital

March 1, 2021 - 2:24pm
David Donoghue, 75, will join a mass cremation at the hospital on Wednesday if the issue is not resolved.
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Covid: Japan asks China to stop anal tests on its citizens

March 1, 2021 - 12:58pm
Some Japanese citizens have said the tests for Covid-19 caused them "psychological distress".
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Sri Lanka girl, 9, dies in 'exorcism' ritual

March 1, 2021 - 12:43pm
Two people, including the child's mother, have been arrested in connection with the death.
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How rape allegations have rocked Australian politics

March 1, 2021 - 12:16pm
A political adviser's accusation has prompted other women to come forward with their own allegations.
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Hong Kong protesters gather as 47 dissidents appear in court

March 1, 2021 - 5:41am
Police officers try to control crowds as 47 pro-democracy figures face charges of "subversion".
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Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court to face fresh charges

March 1, 2021 - 5:25am
Ms Suu Kyi's appearance follows the deadliest day of protests yet, after 18 people died on Sunday.
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PM Narendra Modi gets Covid jab as India scales up vaccination

March 1, 2021 - 4:43am
The country has opened vaccination for people over 60 and those who have other illnesses.
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Golden Globes: 'Tears' as Chloe Zhao becomes first Asian woman to win best director

March 1, 2021 - 12:40am
Chloe Zhao, director of Nomadland, is hailed as a "huge inspiration for young Asian girls".
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