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The 'good witch' who wrote Japanese classic Kiki's Delivery Service

April 10, 2018 - 7:10pm
Eiko Kadono's whimsical tales have earned her the so-called Nobel Prize for children's literature.
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India's 'abducted grooms', forced to marry in Bihar state

April 10, 2018 - 7:06pm
In Bihar state, thousands of men are kidnapped every year and forced to marry against their will.
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Indonesian bootleg alcohol poisons dozens in weeks

April 10, 2018 - 10:53am
Police conduct raids across the country as deaths are recorded in several provinces.
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Japan's Masazo Nonaka is the world's oldest man

April 10, 2018 - 9:08am
Masazo Nonaka is 112 and shows he has a sweet tooth, as he enjoys eating strawberry sponge cake.
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Funerals held for 24 children in India school bus plunge

April 10, 2018 - 6:51am
The bus plunged into a gorge on Monday, killing 24 school children and three adults.
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Fake Black Lives Matter Facebook page removed

April 10, 2018 - 6:42am
One of the largest Black Lives Matter pages on Facebook has been removed after it was exposed as fake.
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Kim Jong-un makes first official mention of US talks

April 10, 2018 - 4:06am
The summit would be the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.
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Vanuatu denies it will host China military base

April 10, 2018 - 2:36am
The Pacific nation denies it held talks with Beijing about a permanent military presence.
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US-China trade: Xi warns against 'Cold War mentality'

April 10, 2018 - 12:15am
Xi Jinping vows to open up parts of the country's economy amid US trade row but is low on specifics.
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Chinese investment in the US falls sharply in 2017

April 10, 2018 - 12:01am
Trend driven by tensions between the two nations as well as China's curbs on money leaving the country.
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The 150-year-old story of Sri Lankan tea-making

April 9, 2018 - 7:34pm
The lives of the hardworking tea pluckers who produce Ceylon tea.
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Transgender Kyrgyz seek unlikely refuge in Russia

April 9, 2018 - 7:05pm
Violence and regulation mean home is an increasingly hostile place for transgender Kyrgyz.
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India's 'sugarcane leopards' prowl close to humans

April 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Deforestation has driven the leopards into sugarcane fields, where they often stray into nearby homes.
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Indian school bus plunges into gorge, 'killing 27 children'

April 9, 2018 - 11:30am
At least 27 schoolchildren are killed in the accident in Himachal Pradesh state, police say.
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China's first emperor flattened after wind fall

April 9, 2018 - 10:36am
The enormous bronze statue fell over in high winds - leaving Qin Shi Huang's face "like a pancake".
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Thor director Taika Waititi says New Zealand is racist

April 9, 2018 - 8:10am
New Zealand film director Taika Waititi's race comments have prompted debate back in his homeland
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Japan's baseball star Shohei Ohtani draws Babe Ruth comparisons

April 9, 2018 - 6:14am
The hype surrounding Shohei Ohtani has been building for years. He has now lived up to it.
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Geoffrey Rush 'irreparably damaged', defamation case told

April 9, 2018 - 5:26am
Geoffrey Rush was left "virtually housebound" after newspaper articles, a defamation case is told.
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Engineless runaway train in India gives passengers a scare

April 9, 2018 - 4:21am
The train detached from the engine and rolled back for seven miles.
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India engineless train rolls back for miles

April 9, 2018 - 3:03am
The train carrying around 1,000 passengers rolled back for seven miles before officials halted it.
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