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G7 summit: Taiwan looms large as Japan prepares to host leaders

May 17, 2023 - 5:19pm
As China becomes more assertive, Taiwan's security has become a growing concern for Japan.
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China fines comedy troupe $2m for joke about the military

May 17, 2023 - 4:49am
The joke had linked the behaviour of a comedian's dogs to a military slogan by President Xi Jinping.
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'Get in the bag mate': Australian catches highly venomous snake under house

May 17, 2023 - 12:29am
An Australian snake catcher has recorded the moment he pulled an eastern brown from under a house.
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Delhi Metro: India's uneasy relation with public gestures of love

May 16, 2023 - 5:16pm
A viral video of a couple kissing in a train has sparked a debate about public display of affection in India.
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Asia is spending big to battle low birth rates - will it work?

May 16, 2023 - 5:08pm
Governments in the region are spending hundreds of billions of dollars trying to reverse the trend.
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Cyclone Mocha: Death toll in Myanmar at least 32

May 16, 2023 - 10:54am
The full extent of devastation remains unclear, two days after the powerful storm hit.
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Son Jun-ho: South Korean footballer detained in China in bribery probe

May 16, 2023 - 4:56am
Son Jun-ho was taken at a Shanghai airport as he tried to leave the country, South Korean media say.
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The Kerala Story: Dozens held in Maharashtra after Islamic State film row

May 16, 2023 - 1:40am
Clashes erupted in Akola city over a social media post on a controversial film, The Kerala Story.
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New Zealand hostel fire: At least six dead and more missing in Wellington

May 15, 2023 - 7:10pm
Wellington fire commander Nick Pyatt says the blaze is the city's "worst nightmare".
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Myanmar Rohingya: What future for the refugee baby lucky to survive?

May 15, 2023 - 5:23pm
In the world's largest refugee camp, with no access to education, Rohingya children face a bleak future.
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IPL: The remarkable reinvention of cricket legend MS Dhoni at 41

May 15, 2023 - 5:19pm
MS Dhoni has successfully transformed himself into a formidable lower-order batsman for his IPL team.
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'Doomsday': Singapore renters sound the alarm as prices surge

May 15, 2023 - 5:16pm
The surge in rent has become a major issue in the South East Asian country.
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Thailand elections: Move Forward looks to make history

May 15, 2023 - 5:06pm
A young, progressive party won more seats than any other. Will the senate and courts let them govern?
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ExxonMobil settles decades-old torture case with Indonesian villagers

May 15, 2023 - 2:00pm
The villagers allege torture, sexual assault and beatings by soldiers contracted by the oil company.
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Johnny Kitagawa: Calls for probe after J-pop agency abuse apology

May 15, 2023 - 10:42am
Japanese talent agency Johnny and Associates apologises over sex abuse claims against its late founder Johnny Kitagawa.
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Cyclone Mocha: Myanmar's Rakhine state declared disaster area

May 15, 2023 - 7:33am
The UN says category-five Cyclone Mocha is one of the strongest storms to hit Myanmar this century.
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Cambodia: Opposition Candlelight Party barred from July vote

May 15, 2023 - 7:00am
The move means long-time leader Hun Sen will again face no real competition in July's election.
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Pita Limjaroenrat: Who is the leader of Thailand's Move Forward party?

May 15, 2023 - 6:19am
The 42-year-old leader of the Move Forward party sweeps to a surprising and stunning victory.
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China sentences 78-year-old US citizen to life in prison for spying

May 15, 2023 - 4:35am
John Shing-Wan Leung, who is a permanent resident in Hong Kong, is given a life sentence.
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IPL: When an Indian cricket icon sought another’s autograph

May 15, 2023 - 1:43am
Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was seen asking MS Dhoni to sign his shirt after an IPL match.
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