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Covid cases at Everest base camp raise fears of serious outbreak

May 4, 2021 - 7:35pm
Climbers say a growing number of people have tested positive, despite government denials.
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How India descended into Covid-19 chaos

May 4, 2021 - 7:16pm
Experts tell the BBC that delays in decision-making worsened the crisis of India's second wave.
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China: Elderly tourists taken on sales trip to cemetery

May 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
The group paid 18 yuan (£2) for a trip to a scenic spot in China only to arrive at a cemetery.
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Australian bride gets muddy for arrival of calf at wedding

May 4, 2021 - 11:30am
Wearing her wedding dress, dairy farmer Jessa Laws waded into knee-deep mud to aid a pregnant cow.
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Pakistan Cricket Board to introduce new parental support policy for players

May 4, 2021 - 7:33am
The Pakistan Cricket Board becomes the latest governing body to design a support policy for players who become parents.
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IPL suspended after rise in Covid-19 cases among players

May 4, 2021 - 7:06am
The Indian Premier League is suspended after an increase in coronavirus cases among players.
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Covid: Japan town builds giant squid statue with relief money

May 4, 2021 - 5:27am
Noto, which is known for its flying squid, hopes the giant statue will draw back tourists.
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Kangana Ranaut: Twitter suspends Bollywood actress account

May 4, 2021 - 5:12am
Kangana Ranaut's account was suspended over a tweet where she allegedly incited violence.
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Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over alleged fake news

May 3, 2021 - 11:58pm
Yuki Kitazumi is thought to be the first foreign journalist charged for his coverage of the situation there.
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India says infections 'slowing down' as it passes 20 million cases

May 3, 2021 - 10:57pm
Officials say infection rates have consistently dropped since 30 April when they saw a record high.
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Why New Zealand refuses to condemn China

May 3, 2021 - 8:27pm
The Five Eyes intelligence alliance has expanded into politics but faces a split in dealing with Beijing.
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Covid in Varanasi: Anger rises as coronavirus rages in Modi's constituency

May 3, 2021 - 8:23pm
Many in Varanasi are asking where their MP - India's prime minister - is in their hour of need.
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The rise of India's 'Covid quack'

May 3, 2021 - 8:08pm
An anti-vaccine doctor falsely claims to be able to cure coronavirus, diabetes and Aids through diet alone
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Microchip shortage: Inside a factory racing to meet demand

May 3, 2021 - 7:08pm
Katie Silver tours a microchip factory in Singapore racing to meet demand amid a global shortage.
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£1bn UK-India trade deals will create 6,000 UK jobs, says PM

May 3, 2021 - 5:30pm
New trade deals with India worth about £1bn will create new jobs in the health and tech sectors.
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Hillary Clinton warns of 'huge consequences' in Afghan US troop withdrawal

May 3, 2021 - 2:49pm
The end of the US deployment could play into the Taliban's hands, warns the former secretary of state.
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Taiwan Strait: Claim man who crossed sea in dinghy investigated

May 3, 2021 - 1:35pm
A Chinese man apparently crossed the highly militarised waterway in a small rubber dinghy.
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India Covid pandemic: Delhi calls for army help amid crisis

May 3, 2021 - 12:17pm
Hospitals in India's capitals are full and facing shortages of oxygen as Covid cases surge.
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How rising sea levels are threatening my home

May 3, 2021 - 11:25am
Hereiti, 17, lives on Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
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Indian Premier League match postponed over Covid cases

May 3, 2021 - 5:58am
Monday's Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore is postponed after two KKR players test positive for Covid-19.
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