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Chinese censors take aim at AirDrop and Bluetooth

June 8, 2023 - 5:48pm
Authorities are relentlessly plugging the "cracks" in China's Great Firewall to quench dissent.
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Why Imran Khan has disappeared from Pakistan's media

June 8, 2023 - 11:27am
It's hard to find mentions of the ex-PM after a blackout across networks following protests over his arrest.
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Afghanistan blast: Taliban officials targeted at mosque prayers

June 8, 2023 - 11:14am
Mourners were attending the funeral of a senior official killed in a bombing by Islamic State militants.
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Delhi: The city where it is dangerous to breathe

June 8, 2023 - 9:54am
As wildfires rage in Canada, a view from one of the most polluted cities in the world.
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Mira Road murder: Indian man arrested after body parts found in Mumbai home

June 8, 2023 - 4:30am
Police in Mumbai city have arrested a 56-year-old man for allegedly murdering his live-in partner.
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Scott Johnson: Gay US student's killer jailed for 1988 manslaughter

June 8, 2023 - 3:13am
Scott Johnson's body was found at the base of cliffs amid a spate of attacks on gay men.
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Australia to introduce national ban on Nazi symbols

June 8, 2023 - 2:46am
Displays of the symbols will be punishable by jail terms, amid a resurgence in far-right activity.
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Sir Ivan Menezes: Boss of Guinness maker Diageo dies at 63

June 8, 2023 - 1:02am
India-born Sir Ivan Menezes was the chief executive of the world's biggest spirits company.
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Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik: Indian wrestlers pause protest after meeting Anurag Thakur

June 8, 2023 - 12:45am
But they have warned they would resume their agitation if no action is taken against the federation chief.
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Australia: Watch moment trapped humpback whale is cut free

June 7, 2023 - 11:55pm
A 10m humpback whale has been rescued after becoming entangled in a shark net off Australia’s Gold Coast.
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Why Singapore is the only place in the world selling lab-grown meat

June 7, 2023 - 9:01pm
US-based Eat Just says its product is ethical, clean and green but scientists say it may just be a novelty.
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Lily Naing Kyaw: Killing of Myanmar singer unnerves pro-military celebrities

June 7, 2023 - 7:43pm
Lily Naing Kyaw championed the military - her death has spread fear among its supporters.
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Kathleen Folbigg: A pardon after 20 years as 'Australia's worst mother'

June 7, 2023 - 11:20am
Kathleen Folbigg was convicted of killing her four infant children in a stunning miscarriage of justice.
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Japan rethinks tattoo ban in defence forces to lift recruitment

June 7, 2023 - 4:36am
Japan's Self-Defence Forces are struggling to recruit from a population that is shrinking and ageing.
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Air India to send plane to Russia to rescue US-bound passengers

June 7, 2023 - 2:32am
A Delhi-San Francisco Air India flight was diverted to Russia after its engine developed a snag.
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Australia: Watch moment thief gives up on liquor store robbery

June 7, 2023 - 2:01am
CCTV footage captured the moment a would-be thief was stopped in his tracks at an Australian liquor store.
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TikTok: ByteDance accused of helping China spy on Hong Kong activists

June 7, 2023 - 1:58am
The Beijing-based firm has denied Chinese Communist Party members were allowed to access user data.
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Uttar Pradesh: Why it took 42 years to convict a 92-year-old in India

June 6, 2023 - 6:28pm
A 90-year-old Indian villager has been sentenced for life for the murder of 10 Dalits in 1981.
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Why is Japan redefining rape?

June 6, 2023 - 6:25pm
Japan moves to reform its sex assault laws, finally recognising consent.
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Snooker match-fixing scandal: Liang Wenbo and Li Hang handed lifetime bans

June 6, 2023 - 5:34pm
Chinese players Liang Wenbo and Li Hang receive lifetime bans for match-fixing in snooker's biggest corruption scandal.
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