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Pokémon at 25: Rare cards trade for big money

February 25, 2021 - 9:39pm
Rare cards based on the popular Japanese video game and cartoons are regularly fetching six figures.
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Melissa Caddick: Missing fraud suspect's foot found on Australian beach

February 25, 2021 - 9:30pm
The disappearance of Melissa Caddick - who is accused of stealing from investors - has flummoxed police.
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Blackpink join fight against climate change

February 25, 2021 - 7:41pm
K-pop superstars Blackpink have emerged as the latest force in the global fight against climate change.
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Fijian rugby league players sing tribute to Sydney quarantine staff

February 25, 2021 - 7:16pm
The rugby league players performed a song from their balconies in hotel quarantine in Australia.
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'Op Silent Viper': How an Indian rape suspect was caught after 22 years

February 25, 2021 - 7:14pm
The case went cold after the man accused disappeared following a brutal 1999 gang rape in India.
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Analysis: Can Asia help Myanmar find a way out of coup crisis?

February 25, 2021 - 7:07pm
While Western sanctions may not help, China and South East Asia's influence may have some sway.
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Myanmar coup: Violence flares as rival protesters clash in Yangon

February 25, 2021 - 1:01pm
Supporters of the military clash with anti-coup protesters in Yangon, as turmoil grips the country.
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Minari: Oscar favourite sees Korean family chase the American Dream

February 25, 2021 - 11:20am
Director Lee Isaac Chung on making the critically-acclaimed film and why he avoided seeing Parasite.
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India v England: Hosts win astonishing third Test in two days

February 25, 2021 - 10:58am
England succumb to a 10-wicket defeat against India inside two days of a remarkable third Test in Ahmedabad.
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China denies requiring anal swabs from US diplomats

February 25, 2021 - 7:53am
US media claims diplomats were made to undergo anal swabs to test for coronavirus.
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China's Xi declares victory in ending extreme poverty

February 25, 2021 - 6:01am
Some have questioned China's definition of extreme poverty as earning less than $620 a year.
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Myanmar coup: Facebook, Instagram place immediate ban on military

February 25, 2021 - 2:53am
Facebook said deadly violence in Myanmar had brought about the need for the ban on the military.
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Man survives 14 hours in Pacific Ocean 'clinging to sea rubbish'

February 25, 2021 - 2:14am
Vidam Perevertilov's decision to swim towards a "black dot" - a fishing buoy - saved his life.
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Singapore: Police officer's wife admits to killing Myanmar maid

February 25, 2021 - 2:12am
The domestic helper from Myanmar was reportedly tortured and starved before her death.
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Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

February 24, 2021 - 8:24pm
The world-first law is designed to make the tech giants pay news publishers for content.
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North Korea enslaved South Korean prisoners of war in coal mines

February 24, 2021 - 7:13pm
A report describes how prisoners of war are used as slave labour to generate money for the regime.
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2032 Olympic Games: Brisbane preferred bidder, IOC announces

February 24, 2021 - 3:24pm
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces that Brisbane is the preferred bidder to host the 2032 Olympic Games.
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Fortescue mining firm regrets Australia sacred site failure

February 24, 2021 - 10:51am
Fortescue apologises to an Aboriginal group for clearing a sacred site without its members present.
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Johnson rules out boycott of Beijing winter Olympics

February 24, 2021 - 10:38am
Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey tells Boris Johnson he must act over "genocide" of the Uighur people.
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Namaste Wahala: Does the real-life mirror the film?

February 24, 2021 - 10:31am
Do real-life couples face the same difficulties as those depicted in the Bollywood-Nollywood crossover?
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