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S-400: India missile defence purchase in US-Russia crosshairs

October 5, 2018 - 8:57am
India's purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defence system runs the risk of US sanctions. So why buy it?
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India v West Indies: Virat Kohli hits 139 as hosts dominate

October 5, 2018 - 7:55am
India captain Virat Kohli hits 139 as the hosts ruthlessly dominate West Indies on day two of the first Test in Rajkot.
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Lenovo and ZTE shares hit by spyware row

October 5, 2018 - 7:05am
Shares in Lenovo and ZTE drop after a report that Beijing inserted spying devices into US computers.
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Indonesia earthquake: Prison-break inmate hands himself in

October 5, 2018 - 6:36am
A prisoner has returned to finish his sentence after escaping from a prison in Palu.
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Suhaib Ilyasi: India TV crime host acquitted of wife's murder

October 5, 2018 - 3:32am
The host of India's Most Wanted is acquitted of his wife's murder, after being jailed last year.
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Lee Myung-bak, S Korea ex-president, jailed for 15 years

October 5, 2018 - 3:04am
Convicted of bribery and abuse of power, Lee Myung-bak is the country's fourth leader to be jailed.
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China prison break: Public appeal after rare inmate escape

October 5, 2018 - 12:02am
It is very unusual for an inmate to escape from detention in China, and just as unusual for media to report it.
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Samsung sees record third quarter profit on chip demand

October 4, 2018 - 10:50pm
Strong demand for its electronic components is expected to boost profits at the South Korean firm.
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British man dies from sea snake bite in Australia

October 4, 2018 - 9:02pm
The 23-year-old man was bitten while working on a fishing trawler, police say.
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Bartender award: What makes a drink a cocktail?

October 4, 2018 - 7:17pm
Award-winning bartender Joe Schofield says if it's made with care, even a gin and tonic can be considered a cocktail.
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Osaka cuts San Francisco ties over 'comfort women' statue

October 4, 2018 - 5:56pm
The Japanese city ends its 60-year "sister city" relationship over a monument depicting WW2 sex slaves.
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Aid charities ActionAid and Plan 'to be turfed out' of Pakistan

October 4, 2018 - 2:03pm
Over a dozen international NGOs are reported to have been told to leave the country within 60 days.
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Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change

October 4, 2018 - 12:46pm
Children's drawings of nightmarish scenarios illustrate climate change's impact in the Mekong Delta.
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James Ricketson case: 'Dad saved my life so I helped save him from jail'

October 4, 2018 - 11:20am
When an Australian filmmaker was jailed in Cambodia, his adopted daughter set about returning a favour.
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'China spy attack hits Apple and Amazon'

October 4, 2018 - 8:58am
A tiny chip added to server circuit boards helped Chinese spies steal corporate data, Bloomberg says.
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China celebrates with fireworks 'aerobatics'

October 4, 2018 - 7:59am
The spectacle was held to mark China's national day.
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India under fire as it deports Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

October 4, 2018 - 6:30am
India deports seven Rohingya men to Myanmar, despite appeals that doing so puts them at risk.
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Prithvi Shaw becomes youngest Indian to hit debut Test century

October 4, 2018 - 4:33am
Teenager Prithvi Shaw becomes the youngest Indian to make a century on his Test debut on day one of the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot.
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Six rescue divers drown trying to save teen in Malaysia

October 4, 2018 - 4:22am
The six men were searching for a teenager thought to have fallen into a mining pool in Malaysia.
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Wales memorial to Japanese WW1 dead

October 4, 2018 - 4:19am
Descendants of those aboard the Hirano Maru are to attend the unveiling of a new headstone.
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