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Grave of the Fireflies: The haunting relevance of Studio Ghibli's darkest film

April 16, 2018 - 12:05am
Grave of the Fireflies is a haunting war anime with a message that resonates 30 years since its release.
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Sydney bushfire deemed 'highly suspicious' as threat eases

April 15, 2018 - 8:55pm
Arson is suspected as the cause of a large blaze that has threatened homes, authorities say.
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North Korea's secret slave gangs

April 15, 2018 - 8:55pm
A BBC investigation finds that North Korean workers are being exported to make money for the government.
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Singapore photographer: 'I've lost the city I used to shoot'

April 15, 2018 - 8:39pm
An 81-year-old photographer is nostalgic for the long-vanished Singapore he used to capture.
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Ferrari deny breaking rules at Chinese Grand Prix

April 15, 2018 - 11:06am
Divas, divorce and Ferrari rule break denials... plus there's a race on, apparently.
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Australia bushfire threatens Sydney suburbs homes

April 15, 2018 - 4:40am
Hundreds of firefighters are tackling the blaze as residents are told to seek shelter.
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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar says first refugee family returns

April 15, 2018 - 1:11am
Despite a UN warning, Myanmar says a family of five refugees has returned to Rakhine state.
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The hidden secrets of India's world record-breaking 'fairy cave'

April 14, 2018 - 7:52pm
The BBC's Soutik Biswas gets a glimpse of the world's longest sandstone cave in north-eastern India.
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The Thai activist sending make-up to women in jail

April 14, 2018 - 7:48pm
Former political prisoner Prontip Mankong has a new mission: to help female inmates feel beautiful.
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'Why I bought blood in China from the black market'

April 13, 2018 - 8:21pm
A change to China's blood donation laws has cut a lifeline to patients struggling with shortages.
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Jaguar Land Rover to shed 1,000 contract staff

April 13, 2018 - 8:53am
The UK's biggest car maker will not be renewing the contracts of 1,000 temporary workers.
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Tibet group thanks Sweden in 'Chinese spy' case

April 13, 2018 - 8:36am
A man is charged with spying on fellow Tibetans in Sweden on behalf of China.
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Chinese man caught by facial recognition at pop concert

April 13, 2018 - 5:54am
The suspect was caught by facial recognition technology at a pop concert, which he regrets attending.
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South Korean basketball is cutting foreign players down to size

April 13, 2018 - 5:07am
South Korea's height limit on foreign players has led some to resort to unusual methods to make the cut.
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Bao, Pixar's first short by a woman, is the story of a Chinese dumpling

April 13, 2018 - 3:03am
Bao, the cosy tale of a dumpling come to life, was conceived as a Chinese Gingerbread Man story.
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Australian company Optus apologises for 'Anglo-Saxon' job ad

April 13, 2018 - 2:20am
Telecommunications company Optus apologises after being accused of racism on social media.
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Trump to reconsider joining TPP trade pact

April 13, 2018 - 2:19am
The US president has previously slammed the deal with mostly Asia-Pacific nations as a potential "disaster".
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India outrage spreads over rape of eight-year-old girl

April 13, 2018 - 12:33am
The rape and murder of the girl has become a religious flashpoint in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Commonwealth Games: Two Indian athletes sent home for violating 'no-needles' policy

April 12, 2018 - 11:44pm
Indian athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi have been sent home from the Commonwealth Games for violating the 'no-needles' policy.
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New Zealand to ban new offshore oil drilling over climate change

April 12, 2018 - 10:39pm
PM Jacinda Ardern says the decision was about climate change, but it has stunned industry groups.
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