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China reopens borders to tourists after three years of Covid closure

January 8, 2023 - 9:42am
The move follows years of Covid closure and comes as a huge travel surge begins for Lunar New Year.
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Jack Ma to give up control of fintech giant Ant Group

January 8, 2023 - 7:42am
The billionaire has seldom been seen in public since criticising China's financial sector in 2020.
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The South Korean draq queen raising LGBT awareness

January 7, 2023 - 5:42pm
Heezy Yang uses his drag act Hurricane Kimchi to raise awareness of South Korea's LGBT community.
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China suspends social media accounts of Covid policy critics

January 7, 2023 - 12:36pm
Social media platform Weibo says it acted over personal attacks against Chinese Covid experts.
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In photos: Severe cold wave grips north India

January 6, 2023 - 5:00pm
The drop in temperature has caused disruptions to rail, air and road transport across Indian states.
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Harry's talk of Taliban kills in Afghanistan tarnishes reputation - ex-commander

January 6, 2023 - 5:23am
In his book, Harry describes killing 25 Taliban fighters as being like removing chess pieces from a board.
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China Covid: Young people self-infect as fears for elderly grow

January 6, 2023 - 2:18am
Cases are surging as the country reopens after the sudden reversal of three years of restrictions.
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Prince Harry says he killed 25 Taliban fighters

January 5, 2023 - 9:26pm
Harry claims William physically attacked him, and says he urged his father not to marry Camilla.
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Sierra Madre: Fighting to save what's left of a vital rainforest

January 5, 2023 - 4:59pm
Around 90% of the Sierra Madre, which protects the Philippines from the worst of climate change, is gone.
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Tunisha Sharma: The Indian actress whose death set off a storm

January 5, 2023 - 4:55pm
Tunisha Sharma's suspected suicide and the subsequent arrest of her ex have trigged a media frenzy.
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China Covid: Celebrity deaths spark fears over death toll

January 5, 2023 - 7:58am
News of public figures' deaths has sparked speculation about greater losses than officials have reported.
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Covid: Hong Kong to lift year-long ban on hamster imports

January 5, 2023 - 4:58am
Officials in the city previously ordered a culling of the pets to stop the spread of Covid-19.
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Haldwani: India Supreme Court to rule on mass evictions

January 5, 2023 - 12:56am
Around 50,000 people may be left homeless if the Supreme Court rules against them.
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Peng Shuai: WTA demands private meeting before tournaments can resume

January 4, 2023 - 11:50pm
The women's tennis body says it must meet Ms Peng in private before resuming tournaments in China.
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Australia helicopter collision: Passenger tapped pilot before crash, footage shows

January 4, 2023 - 11:23pm
A survivor of a deadly helicopter collision in Australia is seen apparently trying to warn a pilot.
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Delhi hit-and-run: The woman who was dragged to death

January 4, 2023 - 5:23pm
The horrific death of Anjali Singh, a 20-year-old with big dreams, has shocked Indians.
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Sri Lanka crisis: Parents forced to pick which child can go to school

January 4, 2023 - 5:15pm
Sri Lanka's economic crisis may no longer make headlines but it has a devastating effect on education.
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China Covid: EU officials 'strongly' urge testing for travel

January 4, 2023 - 5:12pm
Travel in and out of China gets easier from Sunday, as it moves away from its zero-Covid strategy.
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China Covid: WHO warns about under-representing Covid deaths

January 4, 2023 - 3:20pm
The health body says it is worried about the risk to life and again urges Beijing for better data.
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Vietnamese boy trapped in pillar confirmed dead

January 4, 2023 - 10:51am
Hundreds of army officers and engineering experts worked to try and rescue the boy from the shaft.
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