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Cyclone Titli: Eastern India battered by deadly storm

October 11, 2018 - 10:11am
At least eight deaths are reported as Cyclone Titli hits the states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.
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Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

October 11, 2018 - 8:02am
US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin landed safely, say space officials.
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Indonesia arrests four for 'selling babies on Instagram'

October 11, 2018 - 7:06am
Indonesian police say they stopped the sale of one baby and were trying to track down at least one more.
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Soyuz crew back to Earth after malfunction

October 11, 2018 - 6:18am
A capsule carrying two crew members on a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned has landed safely.
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Yasukuni Shrine: Chief priest to quit after criticising Japan's emperor

October 11, 2018 - 5:30am
Kunio Kohori said Emperor Akihito was trying to destroy the controversial Yasukuni shrine.
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Muslim 'dating guru' trolled for giving girls advice

October 11, 2018 - 4:51am
The 'halal dating guru' getting abuse for giving Muslim women relationship tips.
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BBC helps bust Nepal chimp smuggling

October 11, 2018 - 1:47am
A BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation.
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BMW to spend $4.1bn to take control of its China venture

October 11, 2018 - 1:09am
The carmaking giant will also invest more $3.45bn to expand its existing production capacity in China.
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Nauru refugees: Doctors urge evacuations amid 'complete despair'

October 11, 2018 - 12:39am
A "spiral of despair" has overwhelmed people who once hoped to live in Australia, psychiatrists say.
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Wall Street beating takes down Asian stocks

October 10, 2018 - 11:20pm
US shares slumped overnight amid concerns about rising interest rates and escalating trade tensions.
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Countdown on for world's longest non-stop flight

October 10, 2018 - 9:46pm
Singapore Airlines' non-stop flight to Newark will cover more than 15,000km and will take about 19 hours.
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The children living on the frontline of climate change

October 10, 2018 - 8:06pm
The frightening impact of global warming is seen in drawings by schoolchildren in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
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Indian sewers: Dalits or 'untouchables' unblock sewers by hand

October 10, 2018 - 7:25pm
Members of the Dalits caste or 'untouchables' are dying when attempting to unblock India's sewers.
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Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Rescue efforts to end

October 10, 2018 - 7:16pm
Thousands are still missing after the Indonesian earthquake, but rescue efforts are being called off.
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Chinese man charged with US aviation 'espionage'

October 10, 2018 - 5:46pm
Prosecutors say Yanjun Xu tried to steal trade secrets from US aviation and aerospace companies.
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Nepal busts chimp smugglers after BBC investigation

October 10, 2018 - 1:22pm
Police in Kathmandu rescue two trafficked chimps after the BBC revealed the smugglers' methods.
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China Uighurs: Xinjiang legalises 'reeducation' camps

October 10, 2018 - 12:15pm
The move comes amid growing international concern over mass disappearances in western Xinjiang.
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Row over Australia plan to let faith schools reject gay students

October 10, 2018 - 7:37am
Australia's PM defends a leaked plan to let religious schools discriminate over sexuality.
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MJ Akbar: India minister under scrutiny over #MeToo allegations

October 10, 2018 - 5:55am
MJ Akbar is the most high profile figure to be named in the flurry of allegations in the last few days.
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Bangladesh to hang 19 for deadly attack on 2004 rally

October 10, 2018 - 5:00am
An opposition leader is given a life term in absentia, while 19 others will hang for a 2004 attack.
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