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Five takeaways from India PM Narendra Modi's new cabinet

May 31, 2019 - 8:31am
India's top ministries have mostly gone to ruling party veterans, except for one surprise new entrant.
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Dutch hostage killed fleeing Abu Sayyaf captors in Philippines

May 31, 2019 - 7:40am
Ewold Horn's Abu Sayyaf kidnappers shot him as he tried to flee a firefight with soldiers.
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Pakistan general gets life for spying

May 31, 2019 - 6:22am
Lt Gen Javed Iqbal was among three people convicted for passing information to foreign agencies.
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Pratap Sarangi: India social media hero minister's dubious past

May 31, 2019 - 3:35am
Pratap Chandra Sarangi got the loudest applause when he took the oath as a new minister on Thursday.
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Ethan Bramble: Tattooed model mocks arrest warrant in Australia

May 31, 2019 - 1:05am
Police are seeking 23-year-old Instagram model Ethan Bramble, who has tattoos to 98% of his body.
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Hungary boat crash: Captain of vessel involved in collision arrested

May 31, 2019 - 12:47am
The collision between the vessel and a tour boat in Budapest has left at least seven people dead.
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Kesar: The Indian mango so popular it has to be auctioned

May 30, 2019 - 11:45pm
As summer hits India, mango traders have begun putting their prized fruit up for sale.
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Philippines sends tonnes of rubbish back to Canada

May 30, 2019 - 11:08pm
The Philippines says the rubbish was falsely labelled as plastic recycling when it was sent in 2014.
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The man who might have stopped Sri Lanka's Easter bombings

May 30, 2019 - 8:33pm
Few realised before the attacks that Sri Lanka had a problem with Islamist militancy. One man who did was Mohammad Razak Taslim.
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GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests

May 30, 2019 - 7:07pm
A fungus has been genetically modified with spider venom to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria.
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'Indecent' celebrations cost South Korea trophy

May 30, 2019 - 1:48pm
South Korea Under-18s are stripped of a trophy for "indecent" celebrations after a player posed for a photo with his foot on it.
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Philippines sends rotting exported waste back to Canada

May 30, 2019 - 12:54pm
Exported waste, intended for recycling, is being sent back to Canada by the Philippines.
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Australia's 'new wave' of stereotype-shunning comedy

May 30, 2019 - 11:30am
A new era of "seriously formidable" acts have shunned past stereotypes to find global success.
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Narendra Modi sworn in for second term after election landslide

May 30, 2019 - 10:20am
Thousands are attending the ceremony in central Delhi, including Bollywood stars and regional leaders.
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Cricket World Cup predictions: Who will make the final four?

May 30, 2019 - 9:08am
Predict who you think will make the final four of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.
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Cricket World Cup 2019 fixtures

May 30, 2019 - 4:06am
Plot your team's progress to the final - the full fixtures and results for the World Cup in England and Wales.
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Nesamani: Who is he and why is the world praying for him?

May 30, 2019 - 3:43am
Who is Nesamani and why is seemingly everyone in the world praying for him on Twitter?
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New Zealand budget: 'Hacking' was actually website blunder

May 30, 2019 - 3:39am
New Zealand's Treasury admits it wasn't hacked, and budget details leaked out via its own website.
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Korean tourists dead as boat capsizes in Budapest

May 30, 2019 - 12:30am
Nineteen tourists from South Korea remain missing in strong currents on the Danube river.
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Papua New Guinea chooses James Marape as new prime minister

May 29, 2019 - 11:00pm
A former finance minister takes the reins after weeks of upheaval in the South Pacific nation.
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