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Viewpoint: Bollywood's troubled relationship with women

January 30, 2018 - 7:03pm
Film critic Shubhra Gupta shines a spotlight on the history of sexism in Indian films.
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Theresa May unveils education deal at start of China visit

January 30, 2018 - 5:33pm
The UK prime minister hopes her trip "will intensify the golden era in UK-China relations".
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Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

January 30, 2018 - 5:07pm
The Islamist group's power and reach have surged since foreign combat troops left, the BBC finds.
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Taliban 'threaten 70% of Afghanistan' BBC investigation finds

January 30, 2018 - 5:03pm
The Afghan Taliban, which US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70% of the country, a BBC study has found.
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Japanese woman sues government over forced sterilisation

January 30, 2018 - 10:17am
A Japanese woman who was forcibly sterilised at 15 sues the government in the first case of its kind.
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Chinese flights scrapped in Taiwan row

January 30, 2018 - 4:24am
Passengers are likely to be stranded after the cancellation of 176 planned extra Lunar New Year flights.
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Malaysia defends 'hideous' tourism logo despite criticism

January 30, 2018 - 4:01am
The logo features orangutans and turtles wearing shades.
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Australia Catholic bishops criticise 'foreign influence' laws

January 30, 2018 - 2:46am
Churchgoers risk being treated as agents of the Vatican under Canberra's new spy laws, bishops say.
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CIA chief says China 'as big a threat to US' as Russia

January 30, 2018 - 1:47am
The CIA boss tells the BBC he is as worried about Chinese efforts to influence the West as he is about Russia.
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India ride-sharing firm Ola to enter Australia

January 30, 2018 - 1:05am
The ride-hailing business, which has 125 million customers, will come up against rival Uber.
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Eight-month-old baby raped in India capital Delhi

January 30, 2018 - 12:34am
The girl is in a critical condition at a hospital where she was brought in with "horrific injuries".
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'Unsolvable' exam question leaves Chinese students flummoxed

January 29, 2018 - 11:34pm
The test question cannot be solved with maths, but officials say that's not the point.
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India and Pakistan up ante on disputed border

January 29, 2018 - 8:07pm
Both India and Pakistan have blamed each other for the steep rise in ceasefire violations.
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Why China wants the UK's boar semen

January 29, 2018 - 7:18pm
After a £200,000 deal was secured, Northern Ireland will be flying frozen boar semen 5,000 miles to China.
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The story behind a moment of brutality

January 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
Eddie Adams captured one of the most famous images of the Vietnam War but he was haunted by it.
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India estimates 21 million of its girls are 'unwanted'

January 29, 2018 - 1:03pm
A report finds many couples across the country keep having children until they get a longed-for boy.
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North Korea cancels joint cultural performance with South

January 29, 2018 - 10:49am
The North blames "insulting" media coverage, in a blow to hopes of better ties over the Olympics.
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China dismisses 'absurd' African Union HQ spying claim

January 29, 2018 - 9:12am
The Chinese-built African Union headquarters was bugged, France Le Monde newspaper reports.
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Philippines: Volcanic mudflows sweep away roads

January 29, 2018 - 7:44am
Rainfall near the erupting Mount Mayon has caused strong mudflows
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Indonesia: Transgender women in Aceh detained by police

January 29, 2018 - 7:23am
Police detained them, made them wear men's clothes and said they would learn to act like "real men".
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