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Covid cases in China touch 900 million - study

January 13, 2023 - 4:07am
This comes amid warnings from a top scientist that cases in rural areas will surge over the new year.
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Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan to release radioactive water into sea this year

January 13, 2023 - 2:12am
Tokyo plans to release a million tonnes of water contaminated by the destroyed Fukushima plant.
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Joshimath: Cramped shelters fill up fast as India's Himalayan town sinks

January 13, 2023 - 12:58am
Families in the Himalayan town of Joshimath, which is sinking, say they yearn to go back to their homes.
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Itaewon crowd crush: Senior officials spared blame in report

January 12, 2023 - 10:55pm
One relative said blaming local officials was like "cutting off the off the lizard's tail to spare the head".
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Devika Rani: The myths surrounding ‘Bollywood’s longest kiss’

January 12, 2023 - 7:47pm
The 1933 film Karma has long been written about as the film with Bollywood's first-ever and longest kiss.
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India targets China's dominance in mobile phones

January 12, 2023 - 7:12pm
There's some way to go, but India hopes to build its own world-class mobile phone industry.
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China Covid: New year optimism sees hopes of moving beyond virus

January 12, 2023 - 5:00pm
The true scale of the Covid wave is unclear, but many are now looking to the new year with optimism.
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Angry guest smashes car into Shanghai hotel, drives around lobby

January 12, 2023 - 5:35am
The incident happened after an argument with hotel staff over the loss of a laptop.
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Jokowi acknowledges Indonesia's past human rights violations

January 12, 2023 - 3:31am
President Widodo said he wanted to restore the rights of victims but did not specify how.
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China: Five dead after man drives into crowd in Guangzhou

January 12, 2023 - 3:06am
The incident has sparked outrage with many accusing the man of deliberately targeting people.
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Australia politician Dominic Perrottet wore Nazi uniform at his 21st birthday party

January 12, 2023 - 1:32am
New South Wales leader Dominic Perrottet apologises for wearing the costume nearly two decades ago.
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Marion biotech: WHO alert against use of Indian cough syrups in Uzbekistan

January 12, 2023 - 1:17am
The alert comes after Uzbekistan alleged that 18 children died after consuming a syrup made by an Indian firm.
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Cardinal Pell: No state funeral in Victoria due to victim distress

January 11, 2023 - 11:23pm
Victoria's premier says honouring the controversial clergyman would be distressing for abuse victims.
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Is too much talent a problem for Indian cricket?

January 11, 2023 - 7:25pm
Experts say player selection will be a key factor in leading India to victory in upcoming matches.
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Sri Lanka's central bank urges China and India to reduce its debts

January 11, 2023 - 7:02pm
The crisis-hit Indian Ocean state cannot access a $2.9bn bailout until its debts to China and India are resolved.
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Afghanistan: Deadly suicide bombing outside foreign ministry

January 11, 2023 - 3:42pm
Police said at least five civilians had been killed but another Taliban official put the toll as high as 20.
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Naomi Osaka: Four-time Grand Slam champion announces pregnancy

January 11, 2023 - 1:14pm
Former world number one and four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka announces she is pregnant.
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Cardinal Pell's death brings few tears in Australia

January 11, 2023 - 6:21am
George Pell was reviled by many for his alleged role in child sexual abuse scandals.
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Prince Harry condemns 'dangerous spin' about his Taliban comments

January 11, 2023 - 3:51am
Responding for the first time to coverage of his book, the prince accuses some in the press of "lies".
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Cost of living: Uniqlo to raise pay in Japan by up to 40%

January 11, 2023 - 2:06am
The move comes after the country's prime minister called on firms to increase wages as prices rise.
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