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Philippine mayor Antonio Halili shot dead at ceremony

July 2, 2018 - 7:56am
The Philippine mayor, known for his hardline stance on drugs, was shot as he sang the national anthem.
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Australian senator Leyonhjelm criticised for 'sexist slurs'

July 2, 2018 - 4:35am
David Leyonhjelm says he will not apologise for commenting on a female senator's private life.
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India 'WhatsApp child abduction rumours': Five more lynched

July 2, 2018 - 1:43am
Indian police say 12 have been arrested for allegedly killing the men over fears of child abduction.
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India rape: A victim's two-year wait for justice

July 1, 2018 - 7:06pm
Lalitha says she was raped by a family friend aged 16 - but it took the police two years to arrest him.
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Afghanistan blast: Sikhs among 19 dead in Jalalabad suicide attack

July 1, 2018 - 5:38pm
Most of the 19 killed were Sikhs who were on their way to meet President Ashraf Ghani in Jalalabad.
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India: Extended family found hanged in Delhi house

July 1, 2018 - 11:30am
With an 11th body found on the floor, police investigate what could have caused the deaths.
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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests draw low turnout

July 1, 2018 - 10:15am
Thousands brave sweltering heat to protest against Beijing, but turnout is the lowest on record.
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Plastic bags: Shop assistant 'grabbed by throat' as Australia ban starts

July 1, 2018 - 7:56am
One customer reportedly grabs a shop assistant by the throat as a ban on single-use plastic bags starts.
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Child marriage involving bride of 11 sparks outrage in Malaysia

July 1, 2018 - 7:28am
An 11-year-old girl became a 41-year-old man's third wife, prompting calls for a change in the law.
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Hello Kitty bullet train makes its maiden voyage

July 1, 2018 - 6:05am
The bespoke train carrying the cartoon character's image will run for three months in west Japan.
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Thai cave: Divers advance in effort to save trapped boys

July 1, 2018 - 4:14am
Rescuers hope the 12 missing boys and their coach are on a rock mound nicknamed "Pattaya Beach".
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Australia sex abuse compensation scheme begins

July 1, 2018 - 3:22am
Australia has begun a multi-billion dollar compensation scheme for victims of child sex abuse.
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