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Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours

February 12, 2019 - 7:09pm
Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions.
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Valentine's Day: Japan falling out of love with 'obligation chocolates'

February 12, 2019 - 7:06pm
Some women in Japan are moving away from the custom of giving 'obligation chocolates' to male colleagues.
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China and India help make planet leafier

February 12, 2019 - 12:22pm
There are now more than 2 million sq miles of extra leaf area per year, compared with the early 2000s.
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Uighurs ask China: 'Show me my mother and father are alive'

February 12, 2019 - 10:48am
China released a video of a Uighur musician reported dead, prompting appeals for missing relatives.
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India's railway minister mocked for sped-up train video

February 12, 2019 - 6:59am
Piyush Goyal shared a video of a "high speed" train that turned out to be a time-lapse of a slower train.
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Huang Xiangmo: China billionaire mocks 'giant baby' Australia

February 12, 2019 - 5:49am
Chinese donor Huang Xiangmo criticises Australia after he is stripped of his permanent residency.
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Australia government loses bill blocking sick asylum seekers

February 12, 2019 - 4:07am
MPs pass a bill helping sick refugees get treatment, in a historic defeat for the government.
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Teen Japan swimmer diagnosed with leukaemia

February 12, 2019 - 3:34am
Japanese teenager Rikako Ikee, a medal favourite for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, says she is in a "state of confusion" after being diagnosed with leukaemia.
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Karol Bagh: Seventeen die in Delhi hotel fire

February 12, 2019 - 2:44am
People were filmed jumping from the fourth floor of Hotel Arpit Palace in India's capital, Delhi.
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Bonsai theft: Japanese couple robbed of 400-year-old tree

February 12, 2019 - 1:01am
Japanese bonsai expert Fuyumi Iimura has begged the thieves to water her tree "children".
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Hakeem al-Araibi returns home to Australia after Thai detention

February 11, 2019 - 11:53pm
Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi has returned to Australia after two months in a Bangkok prison.
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Hakeem al-Araibi thanks Australia for support on arrival in Melbourne

February 11, 2019 - 11:14pm
Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi returns home to Australia following his release from a Thai jail.
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Uighur crackdown: 'I spent seven days of hell in Chinese camps'

February 11, 2019 - 8:17pm
Kazakhs tell the BBC they and their relatives are being jailed in camps China says are for training.
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Students around the world on US school shootings and their own fears

February 11, 2019 - 7:13pm
Students in Australia, India, Lebanon and the UK reveal their feelings on gun violence and their biggest fears.
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Naomi Osaka: World number one splits with coach Sascha Bajin

February 11, 2019 - 4:53pm
World number one Naomi Osaka splits with her coach Sascha Bajin two weeks after winning the Australian Open.
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China retaliates after Turkey's claims about Abdurehim Heyit

February 11, 2019 - 7:19am
Abdurehim Heyit, a Uighur musician, has been in a detention camp after a crackdown on the minority.
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Priyanka Gandhi kicks off India campaign with massive roadshow

February 11, 2019 - 5:43am
Supporters of India's main opposition Congress hope she will help the party in general elections.
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Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand frees refugee footballer

February 11, 2019 - 4:30am
Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi, who has asylum in Australia, was detained in November while on honeymoon.
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BTS: K-pop idols make first historic Grammy appearance

February 11, 2019 - 4:14am
The band members said that they had always dreamed about being on the Grammy stage.
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Indonesian police use snake to scare Papuan man

February 11, 2019 - 2:48am
Police admit using a snake on a handcuffed Papuan to make him confess to stealing mobile phones.
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