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Google urged to drop Chinese 'Dragonfly' project

November 27, 2018 - 11:50am
Staff sign an open letter saying Google's work on a censored search engine would aid repression in China.
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The fight over the right to name Australian places

November 27, 2018 - 11:39am
Many Australians would like to see place names reflect a more modern, equal nation.
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Afghanistan: US service members killed in bomb explosion

November 27, 2018 - 9:52am
Three military personnel have died and three others were injured in the explosion near Ghazni city.
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No sale for Australia's enormous Knickers (who is, by the way, a cow)

November 27, 2018 - 7:55am
He weighs 1,400kg and stands 1.94m tall - meet Australia's biggest steer, who was too big for the abattoir.
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Ben Lecomte: Swimmer abandons attempt to swim Pacific

November 27, 2018 - 7:10am
Ben Lecomte's effort aimed to raise awareness of climate change but his support boat became damaged.
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Why is Jack Ma a member of the Communist Party of China?

November 27, 2018 - 5:29am
One of China's highest-profile capitalists has been revealed to be a party member by the People's Daily.
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Lu Guang: Award-winning Chinese photographer disappears in Xinjiang

November 27, 2018 - 5:16am
Lu Guang's wife says she was told police officers in Xinjiang region had taken him away.
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New Zealand whale stranding: 'I will never forget their cries'

November 27, 2018 - 4:18am
The two hikers who spotted 145 dying whales in New Zealand say the experience was "horrific".
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The women launching Kyrgyzstan's first satellite

November 27, 2018 - 3:52am
A female-only team from Kyrgyzstan are working to launch the country’s first satellite by 2020.
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John Allen Chau: India 'puts on hold' efforts to retrieve body

November 27, 2018 - 2:34am
Indian officials are reluctant to disturb the protected Sentinelese tribe who killed John Allen Chau.
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'Asleep' pilot missed destination in Australia, officials say

November 26, 2018 - 11:54pm
The small plane went almost 50km (30 miles) too far before landing safely, officials say.
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Why is India's largest camel fair struggling?

November 26, 2018 - 7:27pm
A recent change in the law means many camel breeders in Rajasthan are struggling to find buyers.
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Afghan Shias in the firing line: 'IS wants to wipe us out'

November 26, 2018 - 7:19pm
Afghanistan's Shia Hazara community are living in fear, with many fleeing the country due to IS violence.
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The man who spent decades befriending isolated Sentinelese tribe

November 26, 2018 - 7:16pm
Indian anthropologist T N Pandit shares his memories of the group accused of killing an American.
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Indonesia tsunami: 'It’s an absolute miracle' my child survived

November 26, 2018 - 7:15pm
Hundreds of children were lost after a deadly tsunami hit Indonesia, but there were extraordinary reunions.
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Benoit Quennedey: French official 'suspected of spying for North Korea'

November 26, 2018 - 5:24pm
Benoit Quennedey is quizzed over "delivery of information to a foreign power", reports say.
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China defends holding fugitive businessman's US children

November 26, 2018 - 4:10pm
The American children of one of China's most-wanted fugitives are barred from leaving the country.
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Syrian man stranded in Malaysia airport coming to Canada

November 26, 2018 - 2:51pm
Hassan al-Kontor, who spent months living in Kuala Lumpur airport, is going to Canada as a refugee.
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