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Sweden recalls China envoy over 'deal' on detained bookseller

February 14, 2019 - 7:17am
Anna Lindstedt is being investigated about a case involving a detained Swedish-Chinese bookseller.
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Australian senator sorry for wiping blood on ex-leader's door

February 14, 2019 - 3:21am
Senator Brian Burston had been involved in a scuffle with Senator Pauline Hanson's aide.
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Maria Ressa: Head of Philippines news site Rappler freed on bail

February 14, 2019 - 2:51am
The news site founded by Maria Ressa is one of few that openly criticises President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Chinese student charged for throwing soybean pudding at Filipino officer

February 14, 2019 - 12:41am
She threw a cup of the dessert at a police officer when he stopped her entering the metro.
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Gay couples sue Japan over right to get married

February 13, 2019 - 10:47pm
Thirteen couples pick Valentine's Day for maximum attention on their struggle for equal rights.
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Valentine's Day: India college row over 'virgin tree' worship

February 13, 2019 - 7:28pm
Many students believe praying at the tree will help them lose their virginity in six months.
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Carlos Ghosn and Japan's 'hostage justice' system

February 13, 2019 - 7:22pm
Critics say the pressure to confess is immense and there is no real presumption of innocence.
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The Afghan village built from missiles

February 13, 2019 - 7:02pm
Residents of Qezelabad in Afghanistan have lived for years in homes held up by unexploded weapons.
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Sri Lanka begins recruitment drive for "moral" hangmen

February 13, 2019 - 1:08pm
The government is running newspaper ads for executioners as part of a crackdown on drug smuggling.
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India Citizenship Amendment Bill dropped amid protests

February 13, 2019 - 9:55am
India's government let the bill lapse before parliament could ratify it, following months of protests.
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Huawei: New Zealand needs us like rugby needs the All Blacks

February 13, 2019 - 6:50am
Huawei's new advertisement claims its technology is as vital to New Zealand's 5G roll out.
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Maria Ressa: Head of Philippines news site Rappler arrested

February 13, 2019 - 5:48am
Maria Ressa is the CEO of Rappler, which is critical of Rodrigo Duterte's government.
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New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

February 13, 2019 - 5:24am
The new species were found after three years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.
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Thailand's Princess Ubolratana 'sad' about election fallout

February 13, 2019 - 4:20am
Princess Ubolratana says her bid to be PM created issues that "shouldn't happen in this day and age".
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Thailand election: Princess Ubolratana and the party power play

February 13, 2019 - 4:07am
A shock announcement that a princess wanted to run for prime minister has shaken Thai politics.
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PNG is missing almost 300 cars after international summit

February 13, 2019 - 2:15am
The cars were bought to chauffeur global guests in style - but now, many of them are missing.
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Christmas Island: Australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre

February 13, 2019 - 12:45am
The controversial Christmas Island centre is needed, PM Scott Morrison says, in a row over migrants.
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Trade war: Trump 'could extend' deadline for deal with China

February 12, 2019 - 9:38pm
The comments come as US and Chinese officials rush to clinch a deal ahead of a 1 March deadline.
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Plastic pollution: One town smothered by 17,000 tonnes of rubbish

February 12, 2019 - 7:21pm
One small town has become a dumping ground for the world's waste and it's causing a stink.
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Malaysia plastic pollution: 'We saved our town from your Western rubbish'

February 12, 2019 - 7:15pm
When a Malaysian town was inundated with foreign plastic waste, a group of villagers decided to fight back.
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