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China opens car market after US tensions

April 17, 2018 - 11:25am
The plans will change rules that require global carmakers to work through state-owned partners.
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Jessie J wins China singing talent show contest

April 17, 2018 - 11:21am
The singer swapped the judge's chair for performing as a contestant on TV show Singer.
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Why a widower ran a marathon for his wife, and their sons

April 17, 2018 - 11:16am
Peter Bayliss found a new mission after his wife, Lisa, died of a rare inherited disease.
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Theresa May 'deeply regrets' UK's colonial anti-gay laws

April 17, 2018 - 8:44am
Theresa May says the laws, still used in 37 Commonwealth nations, "were wrong then and are wrong now".
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India parents 'paid to sabotage daughter's rape trial'

April 17, 2018 - 7:06am
The 15-year-old and her parents first went to police after she was kidnapped and gang raped last year.
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Japan detention centre immigrants start hunger strike

April 17, 2018 - 5:50am
More than 40 detainees are reported to be refusing food after the apparent suicide of an Indian man.
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Rugby Australia 'accepts' Folau's explanation in anti-gay row

April 17, 2018 - 3:53am
Israel Folau did not mean to cause hurt by saying gay people would go to hell, Rugby Australia accepts.
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South Korean actress kidnapped by North's Kim Jong-il dies

April 17, 2018 - 2:24am
She was kidnapped under the orders of then leader Kim Jong-il before escaping years later.
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China's first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.8%

April 17, 2018 - 2:14am
The world's second largest economy has continued to grow as the prospect of a US trade war looms.
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The story behind North Korea's surge of friendly visitors

April 17, 2018 - 1:58am
Smiling foreign diplomats, singers, acrobats and tourists have all appeared in state media in recent weeks.
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Brisbane house fire: Three dead after 'explosion', police say

April 16, 2018 - 8:17pm
The bodies of two women and a man were found in a house in Brisbane, police say.
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Singapore uncovers 'high-tech' exam cheating plot

April 16, 2018 - 12:38pm
A tutor in Singapore admits helping Chinese students cheat in their exams, using Bluetooth devices.
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China's ZTE 'poses risk to UK security'

April 16, 2018 - 11:02am
Cyber-defence watchdog tells the UK telecoms sector not to use the Chinese firm's equipment.
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Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended 'for throwing water'

April 16, 2018 - 7:42am
Korean Air suspends one of its top executives while police investigate her for abusive behaviour.
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Bangladesh rejects Myanmar claim that Rohingya family was repatriated

April 16, 2018 - 7:32am
Myanmar said a family of five Rohingya had been "repatriated" but Bangladesh has rejected the claim.
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Doctor due to qualify as GP 'saved from deportation'

April 16, 2018 - 6:21am
Dr Luke Ong is five months from qualifying as a GP but missed an immigration deadline by 18 days.
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India child gang rape trial begins in fast-track court

April 16, 2018 - 5:45am
Eight Hindu men are accused of raping, torturing and murdering the eight-year-old Muslim girl.
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China's Sina Weibo backtracks from gay content ban after outrage

April 16, 2018 - 4:51am
The Chinese social media giant reverses a ban on gay content after a wave of defiant protests.
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Australia flesh-eating ulcer 'epidemic' a mystery, doctors say

April 16, 2018 - 12:43am
Doctors say they are perplexed by a "worsening epidemic" in the state of Victoria.
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Air China plane 'pen' hostage drama suspect held by police

April 16, 2018 - 12:42am
Police say the man who threatened Air China crew with a pen mid-flight has a history of mental illness.
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