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Japan PM says country on the brink over falling birth rate

January 23, 2023 - 9:49am
Fumio Kishida says Japan is on the verge of not being able to function.
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Pakistan power cut: Major cities without electricity after grid breakdown

January 23, 2023 - 5:46am
It happened after power grids were turned on in the morning, leaving millions without electricity.
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Covid: Thailand tourism up but still below pre-pandemic level

January 22, 2023 - 11:59pm
The holiday destination is set to start charging overseas visitors $9.20 each from the start of June.
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How a Delhi district stopped the ground from sinking

January 21, 2023 - 8:01pm
Dwarka has managed to reverse land subsidence by boosting groundwater levels.
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How Ukraine war led to a new Indian beer in Poland

January 21, 2023 - 7:50pm
Two Indians turned a crisis into opportunity when they were stuck with a shipment of rice flakes.
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Lunar New Year: Chinese families meet for bittersweet reunions

January 21, 2023 - 7:46pm
China greets the Lunar New Year with hopes of returning to normality - but also grief and loss.
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Lunar New Year: How the world celebrated

January 21, 2023 - 4:20pm
Fireworks and lanterns in the street start the 2023 celebrations for one of the world's biggest festivals.
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Chris Hipkins: Uphill battle looms for New Zealand's next PM

January 21, 2023 - 12:45am
The Labour party's popularity has slumped, but Jacinda Ardern is still a hard act to follow.
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Tibet avalanche kills 28 as search called off

January 20, 2023 - 11:23pm
People remain missing, state media says, after Tuesday's disaster in south-eastern Tibet.
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Chinese firm Catl to develop huge Bolivian lithium deposit

January 20, 2023 - 8:35pm
Bolivia is rich in a metal vital for electric cars, and a Chinese battery maker will mine it.
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Ardern burnout shows toll of stress on world leaders

January 20, 2023 - 8:34pm
"You cannot ever forget - on Christmas Day, your birthday, at 4am, you have to be on the ball."
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Lunar New Year celebrated officially for the first time in California

January 20, 2023 - 7:17pm
The state holiday is a gesture of solidarity amid a wave of anti-Asian sentiment and violence.
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Chris Hipkins set to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand PM

January 20, 2023 - 5:16pm
The education and police minister will replace Jacinda Ardern following her decision to quit.
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Japan was the future but it's stuck in the past

January 20, 2023 - 5:01pm
The so-called lost decade has now stretched to three. What went wrong, asks Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.
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Afghanistan: Some Taliban open to women's rights talks - top UN official

January 20, 2023 - 7:42am
Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has met Taliban officials amid a deepening crisis.
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China removes giant rabbit lantern criticised as too ugly

January 20, 2023 - 3:20am
It follows a backlash by internet users as China prepares for the Year of the Rabbit.
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South Korea slum fire: Hundreds evacuated in Seoul

January 20, 2023 - 2:50am
It took more than 900 firefighters several hours to put out the blaze.
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Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM says no regrets over decision to step down

January 19, 2023 - 11:49pm
New Zealand's leader says she has a "sense of relief" as her party prepares to anoint a successor.
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Cost of living: Japan inflation jumps to new 41-year high

January 19, 2023 - 11:31pm
The country's central bank is under pressure to increase interest rates to help curb rising prices.
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Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan: Bollywood's 'king of hearts' aims for epic comeback

January 19, 2023 - 7:13pm
Shah Rukh Khan returns in a James Bond-like spy-thriller Pathaan after a four-year hiatus.
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