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Philippines Covid surge throws country into disarray

BBC News - 1 hour 5 min ago
A second Covid surge is putting renewed pressure on the country's healthcare and economy.
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India's Covid crisis: Rural hospitals unable to cope as virus spreads

BBC News - 6 hours 41 min ago
We uncover the conditions that patients face in health centres unequipped for a crisis like Covid.
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Sinopharm: Chinese Covid vaccine gets WHO emergency approval

BBC News - 7 hours 4 min ago
It says the Sinopharm vaccine, which has been given to millions of people, is safe and effective.
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Taiwan's indigenous groups lose court fight for hunting rights

BBC News - 9 hours 9 min ago
Campaigners argued that existing rules around the hunting of wild game were discriminatory.
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India's Covid pandemic: Girl, 5, separated from family by Australia restrictions

BBC News - 10 hours 28 min ago
Drisya and Dilin have not seen their daughter for 17 months due to Australia's Covid border closures.
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Japan extends Covid-19 restrictions as Olympics draw nearer

BBC News - 13 hours 38 min ago
Officials have extended the state of emergency in several regions until the end of the month.
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Liz Cambage: Australian criticises Olympic team photo shoot

BBC News - 14 hours 28 min ago
Australian basketball star Liz Cambage says a promotional photo of Olympians lacks diversity.
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Big Chinese rocket segment set to fall to Earth

BBC News - 16 hours 49 min ago
Tracking radars are following closely the gradual fall to Earth of a large Chinese rocket vehicle.
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China's exports soar as US recovers and India stalls

BBC News - 17 hours 47 min ago
Export growth soared 32% in April as demand jumped for goods from the world's second largest economy.
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Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined

BBC News - 19 hours 28 min ago
The country is responsible for 27% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.
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Chinese rocket debris expected to crash onto Earth this weekend

BBC News - 19 hours 40 min ago
The rocket carried parts of a new space station and now no one knows where and when it will fall.
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Australia to resume India repatriation flights after backlash

BBC News - May 6, 2021 - 11:19pm
The government will bring some "vulnerable" Australians home after its travel ban ends next week.
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Juukan Gorge: Rio Tinto investors in pay revolt over sacred cave blast

BBC News - May 6, 2021 - 10:35pm
Shareholders voted against outgoing boss's $10m bonus after sacred Aboriginal shelters were destroyed.
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Covid: Concern increases over India variant in UK

BBC News - May 6, 2021 - 7:35pm
Health experts want the version B.1.617.2 to be made a "variant of concern", the BBC has been told.
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Taiwan: Judo class puts a seven-year-old in a coma

BBC News - May 6, 2021 - 7:26pm
The incident in Taiwan shows a tendency to allow child abuse in the name of discipline, experts say.
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US sends reinforcements for Afghan withdrawal

BBC News - May 6, 2021 - 7:10pm
Joe Biden has set the withdrawal deadline for 11 September, but it comes amid escalating violence.
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'They have guns but we have people': Inside Myanmar's Spring Revolution

BBC News - May 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
A musician and his sister in Yangon have been filming for the BBC in Myanmar, where the military seized power three months ago.
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Mohamed Nasheed: Maldives ex-president injured in blast

BBC News - May 6, 2021 - 6:05pm
Mohamed Nasheed is undergoing treatment after the suspected bomb blast in the capital, Male.
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China mystery animal box craze causes outrage

BBC News - May 6, 2021 - 11:39am
The "blind box" craze sees people order a box containing a mystery animal that is sent in the post.
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Transgender athlete closes in on Olympics

BBC News - May 6, 2021 - 11:33am
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard takes a step closer to qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics after a change in rules.
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