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Kazuyoshi Miura: Japanese striker signs new deal at 50

January 11, 2018 - 3:46am
Striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 51 next month, signs a new contract with Japanese second division club Yokohama FC.
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Giant bat: Remains of extinct burrowing bat found in New Zealand

January 11, 2018 - 3:33am
The newly found bat is said to be three times the size of an average bat today.
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Australia's iconic Violet Crumble chocolate back in local ownership

January 11, 2018 - 12:49am
The iconic Violet Crumble is sold by Nestle to a local family firm for an undisclosed sum.
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South Korea plans to ban Bitcoin trading

January 11, 2018 - 12:19am
Government cryptocurrency concerns include tax evasion and people developing gambling addictions.
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Sanchi oil tanker still on fire off China coast

January 10, 2018 - 11:15pm
Rescue work is ongoing to help the vessel that collided with a cargo ship on 6 January.
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US tourist dies on popular hike in outback Australia

January 10, 2018 - 10:52pm
The US man took a wrong turn on a popular track amid extreme heat, authorities say.
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Koala screwed to post sparks anger in Australia

January 10, 2018 - 10:27pm
Animal welfare authorities are investigating the "sick" discovery at a picnic area.
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YouTube cuts ties with Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

January 10, 2018 - 9:01pm
Logan Paul loses business deals after posting a video showing an apparent suicide victim in Japan.
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Blinded Kashmir teenager's exam joy

January 10, 2018 - 8:44pm
When Insha Mushtaq was blinded she gave up her ambition to study medicine and chose music instead.
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Who assassinated ex-Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto?

January 10, 2018 - 8:32pm
BBC World Service investigates the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, 10 years after her murder.
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Painting over loneliness - how art can beat the blues

January 10, 2018 - 7:20pm
A Singapore artist has taken to painting murals across the city to help alleviate her loneliness.
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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army admits killings

January 10, 2018 - 11:40am
It is a rare admission from the security forces that they were involved in abuses in Rakhine state.
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Rugby Australia announces equal pay deal for men's & women's sevens sides

January 10, 2018 - 11:33am
Australia will pay its men's and Olympic champion women's sevens sides the same wage for the first time as part of a new collective bargaining agreement.
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Sri Lanka removes ban on sale of alcohol to women

January 10, 2018 - 10:29am
Females over 18 are permitted to buy alcohol legally for the first time in more than 60 years.
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Zainab murder: Riots in Pakistan's Kasur after child rape and killing

January 10, 2018 - 9:20am
Zainab, seven, was raped and suffocated, the latest in a spate of killings in the city of Kasur.
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Trump deserves credit for Korea talks, says President Moon

January 10, 2018 - 7:04am
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in says talks came about thanks to US-led sanctions and pressure.
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Pakistan reporter Taha Siddiqui flees armed abductors

January 10, 2018 - 5:45am
Taha Siddiqui was seized by armed men in Islamabad but managed to jump out of the moving vehicle.
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Akubra girl Dolly's bullying suicide shocks Australia

January 10, 2018 - 3:24am
Once the face of a famous Akubra hats ad, Amy "Dolly" Everett took her own life over cyberbullying.
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MH370: Private company signs deal to resume missing plane search

January 10, 2018 - 3:00am
Ocean Infinity will search a different and much smaller area - but will only get paid if successful.
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Aanchal Thakur: Accolades for India's first skiing medallist

January 10, 2018 - 2:53am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to congratulate Aanchal Thakur on social media.
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