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Japan redefines rape and raises age of consent in landmark move

June 16, 2023 - 12:23am
The laws redefine rape and raise the age of consent from 13, after public anger over rape acquittals.
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iPhone maker Foxconn to switch to cars as US-China tensions soar

June 15, 2023 - 7:02pm
Foxconn, which makes over half of the world’s Apple products, seeks its next big growth driver.
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Maharashtra: The Indians taking on oil giants to stop $40bn refinery

June 15, 2023 - 5:25pm
Thousands of villagers are protesting plans for the world's largest refinery in Maharashtra.
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Messi mania grips crowd at China’s Workers’ Stadium

June 15, 2023 - 1:09pm
Fans paid between $400 and $680 but one told the BBC that "the ticket was definitely worth the price".
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The extraordinary process of secretly interviewing people inside North Korea

June 15, 2023 - 7:51am
The BBC has spent months talking to three North Koreans about their lives behind the sealed border.
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Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh: India's wrestling chief charged with sexual harassment

June 15, 2023 - 6:53am
But charges of assaulting a minor are dropped, which would have made Brij Bhushan Singh's arrest imminent.
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Glory to Hong Kong: Protest anthem removed from iTunes, Spotify

June 15, 2023 - 3:22am
It comes as authorities push to ban the unofficial song of the 2019 pro-democracy protests.
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New Zealand: Economy slips into recession after interest rate hikes

June 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The country's central bank has aggressively raised interest rates since October 2021.
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Cyclone Biparjoy: More than 100,000 evacuated as India, Pakistan braces for storm

June 14, 2023 - 11:59pm
Forecasters say Cyclone Biparjoy is "very severe" and have warned of devastation to homes and crops.
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Ben Roberts-Smith: Top soldier won't apologise for alleged war crimes

June 14, 2023 - 11:31pm
Ben Roberts-Smith says he has done nothing wrong and is looking to appeal a landmark defamation ruling.
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Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh: The man at the centre of India's wrestling row

June 14, 2023 - 5:06pm
Who is Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the outgoing chief of Indian wrestling, who has athletes up in arms?
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Taiwan sees MeToo wave of allegations after Netflix show

June 14, 2023 - 4:56pm
The island has seen a wave of sexual harassment allegations against high-profile men.
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North Korea: Residents tell BBC of neighbours starving to death

June 14, 2023 - 12:00pm
Rare interviews with ordinary people inside the secretive state reveal chronic food shortages and starvation.
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Chinese couple charged with murder of South Korean influencer in Cambodia

June 14, 2023 - 8:01am
A Chinese couple are accused of murdering BJ Ahyeong and dumping her body in Cambodia.
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Jocelyn Chia: US comedian calls Malaysia's reaction to MH370 joke 'ridiculous'

June 14, 2023 - 4:06am
Malaysia has said it will ask Interpol to help locate Jocelyn Chia, accusing her of offensive content.
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Japan: Two soldiers dead in military facility shooting

June 14, 2023 - 4:02am
Police have arrested an 18-year-old recruit who opened fire at his colleagues during a drill.
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Biparjoy: India, Pakistan evacuate thousands ahead of cyclone

June 14, 2023 - 3:01am
Biparjoy - a cyclone over the Arabian Sea - is forecast to make landfall on Thursday evening.
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Watch rare footage of ‘ferocious’ platypuses fighting in the wild

June 13, 2023 - 11:57pm
Two male platypuses were caught on camera fighting for territory in Tasmania, Australia.
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Afghan migrants kidnapped and tortured on Iran-Turkey border

June 13, 2023 - 4:53pm
Gangs send videos of the abuse to hostages’ families demanding ransoms, a BBC investigation reveals.
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MH370 joke: Malaysia asks Interpol to track down comedian

June 13, 2023 - 1:30pm
Performer Jocelyn Chia's quip about the missing Malaysian Airlines plane created uproar in Malaysia.
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