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Australian plans for child terror detentions cause backlash

October 6, 2017 - 10:51am
Legislation that could see 10-year-olds being held for two weeks faces a political backlash.
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Japanese lottery winners get 'collectable' manhole covers

October 6, 2017 - 9:11am
"Drainspotters" rush to buy decorative drain covers from Japanese city.
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Prowling leopard shuts down Indian car factory

October 6, 2017 - 6:23am
Wildlife rescuers and police have been combing the car manufacturing plant with tranquiliser guns.
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U-17 World Cup: Football gains a following in India

October 6, 2017 - 6:02am
India makes its debut in Fifa's Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off there on Friday.
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Indian air force helicopter crash kills seven

October 6, 2017 - 5:54am
Officials say the Russian-made helicopter was on a training sortie when it crashed.
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Dentsu's overtime fine puts spotlight on Japan's work culture

October 6, 2017 - 5:28am
The advertising firm's workplace practices have come under scrutiny after a young employee killed herself in 2015.
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Nick Xenophon: Influential Australian senator to resign

October 6, 2017 - 1:38am
Nick Xenophon says his departure, creating Senate uncertainty, is not related to a dual citizen saga.
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Hong Kong football fans boo China national anthem

October 6, 2017 - 12:47am
Fans raised their middle fingers as the anthem - which Hong Kong shares with mainland China - played.
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No Nobel for Haruki Murakami, so 'Harukists' stay dejected

October 6, 2017 - 12:21am
Each year Haruki Murakami fans gather to sip whisky and see if he will finally bag the Nobel.
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Cambodia opposition chief 'feared arrest'

October 5, 2017 - 8:09pm
Leading opposition figure Mu Sochua tells the BBC she has fled into exile for fear of being arrested for treason.
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India baby deaths: Eight infants die in one day at hospital

October 5, 2017 - 6:34pm
Assam's health minister says the deaths in Barpeta district were not due to human negligence.
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Afghan refugee, 106, ‘happy’ at Sweden asylum U-turn

October 5, 2017 - 1:41pm
A 106-year-old Afghan woman says she is "happy" a Swedish court overturned a decision to deport her.
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Pakistan Sufi shrine: At least 18 killed in Baluchistan

October 5, 2017 - 12:40pm
At least 18 people are killed by a bomber who was stopped at the gates of a Sufi Muslim shrine.
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Cardinal Pell to face second hearing on sex assault charges

October 5, 2017 - 11:20am
The Vatican treasurer has denied all accusations of sexual assault against him.
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Japan to restore neglected gardens abroad

October 5, 2017 - 10:19am
The government will start work on gardens in Romania and the US state of California this year.
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The Indian farmers falling prey to pesticide

October 5, 2017 - 7:35am
Officials scramble for answers as suspected pesticide poisoning kills at least 50 farmers in India.
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Olympian Michael Diamond's gun convictions overturned

October 5, 2017 - 1:27am
Michael Diamond, a gold medal-winning shooter, is acquitted of three offences in Australia.
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Giant python: Indonesians eat huge snake after man defeats reptile

October 4, 2017 - 11:48pm
Villagers ate the nearly 8m (26ft) long reptile in Sumatra after a local man wrestled and killed it.
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Las Vegas shooting: Paddock's girlfriend denies knowledge of attack

October 4, 2017 - 10:09pm
Marilou Danley said she had no idea her "kind, caring, quiet" partner was planning the mass killing.
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India's police 'killings'

October 4, 2017 - 8:35pm
An Indian state government has claimed that it has conducted 433 "encounters" to combat crime.
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