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Philippine island placed under 'state of calamity' after typhoon

November 19, 2020 - 12:53pm
President Rodrigo Duterte made the decision in order to speed up relief and rehabilitation efforts.
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Vietnam economy is Asia's shining star during Covid

November 19, 2020 - 12:39am
The South East Asian nation has benefited from the working from home electronics boom
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President Xi at Apec: China pledges to open up its 'super-sized' economy

November 19, 2020 - 12:33am
Chinese president Xi Jinping says it will import more high-quality goods and sign more trade deals.
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Masahiko Kondo: Japanese singer suspended over extra-marital affair

November 18, 2020 - 11:39pm
The talent firm said Masahiko Kondo's "thoughtless" behaviour warranted "strict punishment".
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Thailand protesters drench police headquarters with paint

November 18, 2020 - 11:07pm
The police headquarters in Bangkok was defaced a day after violent clashes left dozens injured.
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Hong Kong: UK and allies express 'serious concern' over China's policies

November 18, 2020 - 7:55pm
The "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing group say China seeks to silence critical voices in Hong Kong.
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Australian elite soldiers killed Afghan civilians, report finds

November 18, 2020 - 7:48pm
There is "credible evidence" that special forces soldiers were involved in 39 killings, a report finds.
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Pike River: The 29 coal miners who never came home

November 18, 2020 - 7:12pm
It's been 10 years since New Zealand's Pike River mine disaster, and families of victims still feel raw.
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State of Origin: Queensland win decider against New South Wales before 52,000 crowd

November 18, 2020 - 12:43pm
Queensland win their first State of Origin series since 2017 by beating New South Wales in the game-three decider in front of a 52,000-plus crowd.
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The human cost of Australia's illegal 'robo' hunt for welfare cheats

November 18, 2020 - 11:48am
The "Robodebt" scheme aimed to find welfare cheats but wrongly accused hundreds of thousands of people.
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Essex lorry deaths: Accused 'devastated' over container deaths

November 18, 2020 - 8:03am
Eamonn Harrison denies the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a container in Essex.
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Varavara Rao: Court orders jailed activist, 80, to be taken to hospital

November 18, 2020 - 5:21am
Varavara Rao is a Maoist ideologue and poet who has espoused radical thinking and revolutionary ideas.
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Covid-19: South Australia to enter 'circuit breaker' lockdown

November 18, 2020 - 12:45am
State officials say a "six day pause" on all community activity is crucial to curbing the virus' spread.
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New Zealand Police introduce hijab to uniform

November 18, 2020 - 12:02am
Constable Zeena Ali will become the first in the force’s history to wear the specially designed hijab
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Covid-19: Chinese vaccine 'successful in mid-stage trials'

November 17, 2020 - 11:52pm
A study suggests that one of China's vaccines shows a quick immune response.
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India tiger awaits mate after 'longest' 3,000 km journey

November 17, 2020 - 9:15pm
The tiger travelled 3,000 km in nine months, the furthest a big cat is known to have walked in India.
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Asia's forgotten musical gems rediscovered on vinyl

November 17, 2020 - 8:54pm
Long-lost classics are gaining a new audience on vinyl, as Asia's forgotten music is rediscovered.
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US troops in Afghanistan: Republicans alarmed by withdrawal plans

November 17, 2020 - 6:57pm
The Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, calls the planned withdrawal "a mistake".
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Australia drought: Capturing spectacular storms in the outback

November 17, 2020 - 12:03pm
An Australian photographer says it feels "amazing" to capture spectacular images of long-absent storms.
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Thailand protests: Fresh clashes in Bangkok as lawmakers debate reforms

November 17, 2020 - 8:59am
Police use water cannon and tear gas against protesters trying to cross a barricade near parliament.
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