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Australian spring bushfires 'an omen' for summer season

September 8, 2019 - 2:02pm
Experts say the fires raging across two states are unprecedented this early in spring.
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Afghan peace deal: Taliban says US has most to lose from cancelled talks

September 8, 2019 - 12:06pm
President Donald Trump called off secret peace talks at his Camp David retreat at the last minute.
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China exports fall in August as US trade war bites

September 8, 2019 - 7:11am
The latest China trade data points to further signs of strain in the world's second largest economy.
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Why is there a war in Afghanistan? The short, medium and long story

September 8, 2019 - 6:38am
Why is there a war in Afghanistan? America's longest war explained in 100, 300 and 800 words.
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Hong Kong protesters appeal to Trump for help

September 8, 2019 - 6:06am
The protesters march near the US consulate general on the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations.
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Afghanistan War: Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban

September 7, 2019 - 7:45pm
In a series of tweets, the US president announced he had cancelled a meeting planned for Sunday.
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How Japan's appetite for watching whales is growing

September 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Evidence suggests there may now be more of a future in enjoying whales in the wild than eating them.
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Typhoon Lingling: North Korea on alert as storm threatens crops

September 7, 2019 - 10:14am
There are fears that storm Lingling could damage crops in a country already suffering food shortages.
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Confucius Institutes: The growth of China's controversial cultural branch

September 6, 2019 - 7:23pm
China says its Confucius Institute is for language and culture, but critics say it has other aims.
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Chandrayaan-2: India's historic moonshot appears to end in failure

September 6, 2019 - 5:55pm
India's space agency lost contact with Chandrayaan-2 shortly before the craft was expected to land.
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India's influencers: 'You don't have to buy expensive clothes'

September 6, 2019 - 4:58pm
India's huge fashion industry is creating opportunities for the country's Instagram influencers.
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Abdul Qadir: Former Pakistan leg-spinner dies aged 63

September 6, 2019 - 2:16pm
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has died at the age of 63, having captured 236 wickets in 67 Tests.
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China to curb facial recognition and apps in schools

September 6, 2019 - 7:59am
It comes after a number of schools adopted technology to monitor class behaviour and attendance.
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Indian woman, 73, gives birth to twin girls

September 6, 2019 - 6:14am
The mother said she has wanted children all her life but had been unable to conceive.
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Hong Kong protests: China's premier backs government to end 'chaos'

September 6, 2019 - 4:37am
Li Keqiang says Hong Kong will "end the violence and chaos" which has rocked Hong Kong for months.
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'Hong' and 'Kong' top Berlin panda name poll

September 6, 2019 - 2:46am
Newborn pandas at a zoo in Berlin have become an unlikely symbol of Hong Kong's political unrest.
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CCTV footage show 'baby smuggler' at airport

September 6, 2019 - 2:18am
The woman was arrested for attempting to take a six-day-old baby out of the Philippines.
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US woman who hid baby in bag charged with human trafficking

September 6, 2019 - 12:43am
The 43-year-old was stopped at Manila airport, allegedly with a six-day-old boy in her carry-on bag.
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Jeni Haynes: The woman who created 2,500 personalities to survive

September 6, 2019 - 12:29am
Jeni Haynes built multiple personalities to survive abuse - their testimony helped convict her father.
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Chandrayaan-2: The grand ambitions of India's second Moon mission

September 5, 2019 - 7:24pm
India will try to land a rover on the Moon, but how will it get there and why does it matter?
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