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Japan student forced to dye her hair wins compensation

February 17, 2021 - 7:52am
Teachers told the teenage girl to dye her naturally-brown hair black to comply with school rules.
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Japan government invites women to 'look not talk' at key meetings

February 17, 2021 - 5:23am
Female MPs will be invited to board meetings - but cannot talk - days after an Olympics sexism row.
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MJ Akbar: India minister loses #MeToo defamation case to Priya Ramani

February 17, 2021 - 4:55am
MJ Akbar, a former editor, was the most high-profile figure to be named in India's #MeToo movement.
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Myanmar coup: Roads blocked in Yangon as thousands protest

February 17, 2021 - 3:44am
Protesters have parked vehicles across key junctions in Yangon while a large demonstration grows.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's wife makes first appearance in a year

February 16, 2021 - 11:22pm
Ri Sol-ju joined her husband at a concert on Tuesday to mark the birthday of his late father.
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China overtakes US as EU's biggest trading partner

February 16, 2021 - 10:40pm
China's demand for cars and luxury goods from Europe bounced back in 2020 as its economy recovered.
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Covid: Melbourne lockdown to end after quarantine outbreak controlled

February 16, 2021 - 7:03pm
The "circuit-breaker" lockdown was designed to crush a coronavirus breach from hotel quarantine.
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Nodeep Kaur: The jailed activist Meena Harris tweeted about

February 16, 2021 - 7:02pm
Who is Nodeep Kaur, the young woman whose arrest has caused global outrage?
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Thai child modelling agent charged over child sex abuse images

February 16, 2021 - 2:06pm
A police raid unearths more than 500,000 indecent images of children after an international inquiry.
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North Korean defectors: What happens when they get to the South?

February 16, 2021 - 6:49am
Fleeing from North Korea can be a traumatic ordeal. Here's how defectors start new lives in the South.
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North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data

February 16, 2021 - 6:25am
It is unclear as to what, if any, data was stolen, according to South Korea's intelligence agency.
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Bangladesh Avijit Roy murder: Five sentenced to die for machete attack on blogger

February 16, 2021 - 5:23am
A court in Dhaka convicts a group of Islamist militants of the 2015 attack on a secular blogger.
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Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Simona Halep & will face Naomi Osaka in semi-final

February 16, 2021 - 4:52am
Serena Williams produces a stunning performance to beat second seed Simona Halep and set up an Australian Open semi-final with Naomi Osaka.
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North Korean man caught by South after crossing border

February 16, 2021 - 4:48am
The man was tracked through the de-militarized zone by South Korean troops for three hours.
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Madhya Pradesh accident: Dozens dead as bus plunges into canal in India

February 16, 2021 - 4:35am
The bus veered off a bridge in central India after the driver lost control, witnesses say.
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China arrests leader of fake vaccine scam

February 15, 2021 - 11:54pm
Saline solution and mineral water were being hawked as coronavirus jabs, and some sent overseas.
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New Zealand lashes at Australia in citizenship row over terror suspect

February 15, 2021 - 11:46pm
New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern accuses Australia of "abdicating its responsibilities" over the woman.
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Australia PM apologises to adviser who alleges she was raped in parliament

February 15, 2021 - 11:06pm
A former adviser for the ruling Liberal Party alleges she was raped by a man in a minister's office.
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Amazon vs Reliance: Why are two of the world's richest men in court?

February 15, 2021 - 10:30pm
A tussle over an Indian grocery store pits Amazon and Reliance against each other in court.
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Myanmar coup: Military takes country offline for second night

February 15, 2021 - 5:01pm
The junta steps up efforts to stifle opposition to its 1 February coup.
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