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India capital Delhi enjoys unusual hail storm

February 8, 2019 - 1:08am
The rare sight left streets covered in white and saw people compare the city to London and Chicago.
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Australia parliament hit by cyber-hack attempt

February 8, 2019 - 12:37am
Politicians' passwords have all been reset, but officials say it appears no information was stolen.
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Princess Ubolratana: Thai royal to stand as PM candidate

February 7, 2019 - 10:31pm
In an unprecedented move, the sister of Thailand's king joins the race to be the country's PM.
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The talent show that rewards honesty

February 7, 2019 - 7:27pm
The talent show Integrity Idol "names and fames" honest, hard-working government officials.
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Parle-G: Reinventing a biscuit empire

February 7, 2019 - 7:11pm
India's Parle-G ranks among the world's biggest selling biscuits but competition is heating up. Can they stay ahead?
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Yanxi Palace: Why China turned against its most popular show

February 7, 2019 - 7:03pm
Yanxi Palace was streamed 15 billion times, but then China said it was bad for audiences.
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US-India Farmington university row: 'I fled after fake college raid'

February 7, 2019 - 7:01pm
The University of Farmington was a scam so why did 129 Indian students risk their future to enrol there?
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'Oldest known elephant in captivity' dies at 88 in India

February 7, 2019 - 9:50am
Authorities say Dakshayani, known by the title Gaja Muthassi or elephant granny, has died.
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Japan sets date for asteroid 'rock grab'

February 7, 2019 - 9:12am
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 will attempt to collect a sample of soil and rock from an asteroid on 22 February, the country's space agency says.
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New Tonga island 'now home to flowers and owls'

February 7, 2019 - 5:31am
The island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai was created after a Pacific volcano erupted in 2014.
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Japanese Fortnite pro 'ashamed' for age fake

February 7, 2019 - 4:46am
Japanese esports pro RizArt apologises after falsely claiming he was a 12-year-old to gain subscribers.
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India man to sue parents for giving birth to him

February 7, 2019 - 3:55am
This Indian man says it's wrong to bring children into the world and burden them with expectations.
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Measles outbreak declared in Philippines

February 7, 2019 - 3:05am
Health authorities previously warned that more than two million children have not been vaccinated.
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Japan's Softbank shares surge on buyback plan

February 6, 2019 - 11:18pm
Chief executive Masayoshi Son said the record buyback would prop up the tech giant's share price.
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A protest Pakistan wants to hide from the world

February 6, 2019 - 7:52pm
A human rights movement is highlighting abuses by the military and the media isn't covering the story.
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Lunar New Year: Meet 'the last' lion dance costume maker

February 6, 2019 - 7:38pm
Henry Ng believes he is one of the last people to make the lion dance costume in Singapore.
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Huawei: Tackling security concerns may take five years

February 6, 2019 - 2:13pm
The Chinese telecoms giant says measures to address UK security concerns will take time to implement.
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Rolf Harris primary school incident to be investigated

February 6, 2019 - 11:57am
The convicted paedophile was seen at Oldfield Primary School near his home in Berkshire.
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Black Saturday: The bushfire disaster that shook Australia

February 6, 2019 - 11:14am
Ten years ago, the nation had its worst-ever bushfire disaster - and it has left a profound legacy.
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The horse that survived the Black Saturday fires

February 6, 2019 - 11:11am
Karen Curnow escaped Australia's deadliest bushfire, and from it forged a life-changing bond.
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