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IN PICTURES: Latest from the Australian bushfires

January 2, 2020 - 8:09am
This week's fires have destroyed hundreds of homes.
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Australia fires: Son of firefighter Geoffrey Keaton awarded medal at funeral

January 2, 2020 - 6:55am
Australian toddler Harvey Keaton sucked on a dummy as he received his father's posthumous medal.
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Does Indian cinema have a problem with skin colour?

January 2, 2020 - 6:39am
Tom Brook reports on skin colour discrimination in the Indian film industry.
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Australian fires: Tennis and cricket stars pay tribute

January 2, 2020 - 6:38am
Australian Nick Kyrgios will donate A$200 (£106) for each ace he hits in the Australian summer swing to those affected by fires in the country.
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Australia fires: Smoke turns New Zealand skies 'eerie' yellow

January 2, 2020 - 6:36am
More than 2,000km from the fires, New Zealanders are seeing hazy yellow skies and smelling burning.
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Bushfire crisis: Thousands flee as threat escalates

January 2, 2020 - 6:22am
A week-long state of emergency is declared in NSW as strong winds and high temperatures are forecast.
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Carlos Ghosn: Turkey 'arrests seven' amid probe of Nissan ex-boss's escape

January 2, 2020 - 6:22am
The ex-Nissan boss fled trial in Japan on a jet said to have landed in Istanbul en route to Lebanon.
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Taiwan army chief dead in helicopter crash

January 2, 2020 - 4:28am
General Shen Yi-ming was among eight killed when a Black Hawk was forced to land in poor weather.
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Australia fires: NSW declares week-long state of emergency

January 2, 2020 - 12:51am
The move comes ahead of "what could be a horrible day" as conditions worse, say Australian officials.
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Asia's richest man takes on retail giant Amazon

January 2, 2020 - 12:47am
Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries has started rolling out its online retail service in India.
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Jakarta floods: 'Not ordinary rain', say officials

January 1, 2020 - 10:38pm
At least 16 people have died in the Indonesian capital amid record-breaking rainfall.
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Thailand's disappeared Karen activist Billy and the burned village

January 1, 2020 - 7:44pm
A young activist went out to work and was never seen again. It would take five years of fighting to find out what happened.
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Indonesia floods: Nine killed after heavy rain on New Year’s Eve

January 1, 2020 - 3:45pm
Thousands of people have been evacuated after torrential rain on New Year's Eve caused flash floods.
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Carlos Ghosn: How did the Nissan ex-boss flee from Japan?

January 1, 2020 - 9:39am
The former car titan was awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges. Then he appeared in Lebanon.
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Chandrayaan-3: India plans third Moon mission

January 1, 2020 - 8:47am
Plans for a new mission come months after the Chandrayaan-2 failed to land on the Moon.
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What is driving Australia's intense heat?

January 1, 2020 - 8:23am
Unusual sea temperatures help explain the intense heat fuelling Australia's bushfires
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British man killed by firework in Thailand

January 1, 2020 - 6:46am
Local police say the firework exploded as Gary McLaren, 50, tried to light it during New Year celebrations.
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Hong Kong kicks off 2020 with fresh protests

January 1, 2020 - 5:20am
Protesters chanted "Liberate Hong Kong!" at midnight, and thousands joined a New Year's Day rally.
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Australia fires: Mogo Zoo animals saved by staff efforts

January 1, 2020 - 4:32am
All 200 animals survived a huge wildfire, with monkeys, pandas and a tiger kept at a zookeeper's home.
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North Korea threatens to resume nuclear and ICBM testing

January 1, 2020 - 12:44am
Kim Jong-un says his country is developing a new "strategic weapon", but leaves room for US talks.
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