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Australia election announced: 10 things to know about the poll

April 10, 2019 - 6:32pm
The nation will head to the polls on 18 May in a fierce test for recently installed PM Scott Morrison.
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Balakot air strike: Pakistan shows off disputed site on eve of India election

April 10, 2019 - 4:29pm
Foreign media are shown around an Islamic school said to have been targeted by India in February.
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India election 2019: Voting to begin in world's largest election

April 10, 2019 - 2:59pm
Tens of millions of people in 20 states will cast their ballots in the first day of voting.
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Amritsar: Theresa May describes 1919 massacre as 'shameful scar'

April 10, 2019 - 2:11pm
Her statement falls short of an apology for the 1919 massacre, in which hundreds of Indians died.
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Cate Faehrmann: Why a lawmaker admitted to taking MDMA

April 10, 2019 - 1:52pm
Cate Faehrmann made the possibly world-first political disclosure amid a heated debate in Australia.
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New human species found in Philippines

April 10, 2019 - 1:02pm
There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the Philippines.
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CentralWorld: Deadly blaze at Bangkok shopping complex

April 10, 2019 - 11:04am
A fire started at the popular CentralWorld complex on Wednesday evening, leaving at least two dead.
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China outcry over video of mum kicking girl

April 10, 2019 - 9:14am
A mum has apologised after a video of her kicking her child prompted outrage but says it 'was not abuse'
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Hong Kong opens first public facility for early-term foetuses

April 10, 2019 - 8:41am
Women who miscarry or abort children before 24 weeks can now apply for public burial plots on the island.
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Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun receives £735m bonus

April 10, 2019 - 7:15am
Lei Jun, the founder of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi, says he will give the award to charity.
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Google Wing launches first commercial drone delivery service

April 10, 2019 - 6:14am
The first commercial drone delivery service launches in Australia, after years of test flights.
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Christchurch shootings: New Zealand MPs vote to change gun laws

April 10, 2019 - 6:13am
All but one MP supported the bill prompted by last month's attacks in the city of Christchurch.
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern gives emotional gun law speech

April 10, 2019 - 5:57am
New Zealand's PM says the proposed changes are on behalf of the victims and their families.
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Modi biopic's release blocked by India election commission ahead of voting

April 10, 2019 - 5:41am
The election commission says the biopic poses a "serious threat" to ensuring a level playing field.
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Tasmania makes it optional to list gender on birth certificates

April 10, 2019 - 3:48am
It is the first Australian state to pass such legislation, after a lengthy and divisive debate.
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Taiwan doctor finds four sweat bees living inside woman's eye

April 10, 2019 - 3:40am
The small sweat bees flew into her eyes and may have been drinking her tears as a source of food.
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Wreckage of crashed Japanese F-35 fighter jet found

April 10, 2019 - 12:54am
Rescue teams are continuing their search for the pilot of the plane who is still missing.
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Dalai Lama, 83, taken to hospital in India

April 9, 2019 - 10:27pm
The Tibetan spiritual leader was diagnosed with a chest infection - but is in a stable condition.
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Kashmir: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on the need for dialogue

April 9, 2019 - 9:34pm
The Pakistani prime minister told the BBC's John Simpson he wants a dialogue with India over Kashmir.
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Pakistan PM Khan: Kashmir issue 'cannot keep boiling'

April 9, 2019 - 7:25pm
Prime Minister Imran Khan tells the BBC the recent rise in tensions was "very irresponsible".
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