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Cash-strapped Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Saudis

February 15, 2019 - 7:55pm
Imran Khan needs Saudi money to stave off an economic bail-out - but this is not a one-way relationship.
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Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport

February 15, 2019 - 1:55pm
Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.
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Family acquitted over Italy woman's Pakistan 'honour killing'

February 15, 2019 - 10:39am
Sana Cheema, 26, died in April 2018 while visiting her family in Pakistan.
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Afghan government ‘cannot be sidelined’ in peace talks

February 15, 2019 - 10:24am
In a BBC interview, President Ashraf Ghani says his government is in contact with the Taliban.
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Chinese actor quits doctorate over plagiarism admission

February 15, 2019 - 9:04am
A Chinese actor has apologised after it was revealed he plagiarised two pieces of academic work
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Viewpoint: How far might India go to 'punish' Pakistan?

February 15, 2019 - 6:23am
India's government is talking tough after a car bombing killed 46 Indian troops. How far could tensions escalate?
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Electric shocks: Trainer Ben Currie charged over 'serious welfare breaches'

February 15, 2019 - 3:27am
Australian trainer Ben Currie is charged with several "serious welfare breaches" including giving electric shocks to horses.
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Ko Ni: Gunman gets death penalty in murder of Myanmar lawyer

February 15, 2019 - 2:33am
A gunman has been sentenced to death for the murder of Muslim lawyer Ko Ni in Myanmar.
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China closes its Everest base camp to tourists

February 15, 2019 - 1:50am
China says the base camp on its side of the mountain needs to be cleared of rubbish left by visitors.
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Why did gay Muslim comics disappear from Instagram?

February 15, 2019 - 1:12am
An Instagram account that posted comics depicting the struggles of gay Muslims has now vanished.
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Cheryl Grimmer: Murder charge in toddler's 1970 disappearance dropped

February 14, 2019 - 11:40pm
The disappearance of UK-born Cheryl Grimmer is one of Australia's longest-running mysteries.
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Masood Azhar: India wants militant sanctioned after Kashmir blast

February 14, 2019 - 11:22pm
India wants sanctions for the top terrorists behind Thursday's attack which killed more than 40.
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Toxic alcohol kills dozens in northern India

February 14, 2019 - 10:10pm
One woman lost five members of her family, including her husband, after the illegal alcohol was served at a mourning event.
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Australian floods send dirty water across Great Barrier Reef

February 14, 2019 - 9:56pm
Muddy waters from floods in northern Australia have blanketed parts of the World Heritage site.
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Xi Jinping: Digital 'little red book' tops App Store in China

February 14, 2019 - 9:52pm
It might be also be a hit because civil servants, teachers and Communist Party members must download it.
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Gully boys: The defiant street rappers telling India's story

February 14, 2019 - 7:14pm
Bombay Lokal is one of Mumbai's homegrown hip-hop acts making music about identity and discrimination.
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Super gonorrhoea: Why the STI could become untreatable

February 14, 2019 - 7:14pm
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.
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Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 40 soldiers in military convoy

February 14, 2019 - 12:10pm
At least 40 Indian paramilitaries die as their convoy is bombed on the Srinagar-Jammu road.
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Why Australia's PM is talking of dark threats and 'evil'

February 14, 2019 - 12:07pm
The nation's foghorn politics is suddenly all about threats and "evil", writes the BBC's Hywel Griffith.
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Australia refugee centre detainee wins top human rights award

February 14, 2019 - 8:05am
Abdul Aziz Muhamat wrote about conditions at the Manus Island centre for asylum seekers.
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