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Hyunjin: K-pop star suspended for school bullying sparks debate

February 28, 2021 - 11:44pm
The singer of South Korean boy band Stray Kids is accused of being verbally abusive while in middle school.
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Chinese investment in Australia plummets 61%

February 28, 2021 - 11:33pm
The drop reflects tougher foreign investment laws and the effects of Covid-19.
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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro warns of young authors self-censoring out of 'fear'

February 28, 2021 - 7:17pm
Writers may be self-censoring because they don't want to be "cancelled", author Kazuo Ishiguro says.
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Inter Milan owners close Chinese side Jiangsu

February 28, 2021 - 10:28am
Chinese Super League champions Jiangsu FC - who have the same owners as Inter Milan - "cease operations".
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Myanmar coup: Casualties rise as police step up crackdown

February 28, 2021 - 5:39am
Police use live rounds, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse anti-coup rallies in several cities.
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Hong Kong charges 47 activists in largest use yet of new security law

February 28, 2021 - 4:54am
The pro-democracy figures are accused of "subversion" under the controversial security legislation.
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Has China lifted 100 million people out of poverty?

February 27, 2021 - 7:57pm
President Xi says China has achieved his poverty reduction pledge - but has it?
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Covid: How this Indian firm is vaccinating the world

February 27, 2021 - 7:10pm
The Serum Institute of India isn't a household name, but it's the world's largest vaccine maker.
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Myanmar coup: UN ambassador fired after anti-army speech

February 27, 2021 - 10:43am
The ambassador made an emotional appeal urging countries to help remove the military from power.
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Indian man killed by his own rooster during cockfight

February 27, 2021 - 9:55am
The man had tried to stop the bird escaping when he was struck in the groin by a knife on the animal's leg.
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Mourning the sisters killed as they taught handicrafts

February 26, 2021 - 7:56pm
Ayesha and Irshad were breadwinners in a former Pakistani tribal area where militancy is rising again.
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India in a 'delicate phase' of its Covid battle as cases surge

February 26, 2021 - 7:45pm
A surge in cases in some Indian states has scientists worried about a possible new wave.
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Monsters, mania and the unstoppable march of Pokémon

February 26, 2021 - 7:35pm
Several waves of Pokémania have swept the globe, keeping this lucrative franchise relevant for 25 years.
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BTS: Radio host apologises for comparing band to covid

February 26, 2021 - 4:23pm
The German radio host made the comments while talking about the band's cover of a Coldplay song.
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Rohingya refugees adrift at sea

February 26, 2021 - 2:28pm
A boat full of dozens of Rohingya refugees attempting to reach South East Asia is adrift in the Indian Ocean.
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China celebrates colourful Lantern Festival

February 26, 2021 - 1:08pm
Villages and cities become a sea of bright light to mark the end of Chinese New Year celebrations.
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The young girl who became pen-pal with Bollywood's biggest stars

February 26, 2021 - 4:47am
A unearthed photo album uncovers personal letters from the biggest stars of the 1950s and 60s.
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Singapore: Briton jailed for breaking strict quarantine

February 26, 2021 - 3:43am
Nigel Skea, 52, was jailed and fined for breaking hotel quarantine to meet his fiancée on another floor.
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Nodeep Kaur: Jailed Dalit activist, 25, granted bail by India court

February 26, 2021 - 1:37am
Nodeep Kaur's arrest caused global outrage after accusations of assault and torture in police custody.
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North Korea: Russian diplomats leave by hand-pushed trolley

February 25, 2021 - 10:40pm
The diplomats had no choice as Pyongyang has banned trains from leaving as part of Covid measures.
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