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Coronavirus: Tokyo Motor Show cancelled for first time in 67 years

April 22, 2021 - 10:52pm
The cancellation comes just three months before the Tokyo Olympics is due to go ahead.
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Australia resists calls for tougher climate targets

April 22, 2021 - 9:11pm
The country remains out of step with other major nations by refusing to commit to deeper emissions cuts.
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Afghanistan: Have things improved since the Taliban?

April 22, 2021 - 7:12pm
With foreign forces due to leave later this year, what progress have Afghans seen in their lives?
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Varanasi: The viral picture that defines India's Covid distress

April 22, 2021 - 7:09pm
A heart-breaking image of a mother with the body of her son at her feet has gone viral in India.
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The Indonesian island that could host Elon Musk's new SpaceX site

April 22, 2021 - 7:04pm
A remote island could host Elon Musk's new Space X project - but its residents are not impressed.
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Covid-19: Delhi hospitals run out of oxygen supplies

April 22, 2021 - 4:19pm
Hospitals are overwhelmed, with more than 99% of intensive care beds occupied.
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Uyghurs: MPs state genocide is taking place in China

April 22, 2021 - 1:51pm
More than a million people are estimated to have been detained at camps in the region of Xinjiang.
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Belgian ambassador to South Korea apologises after wife slaps shop worker

April 22, 2021 - 11:25am
Peter Lescouhier says his wife's reaction to being suspected of shoplifting was unacceptable.
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Billionaire Sir James Dyson moves residency back to the UK

April 22, 2021 - 12:06am
Sir James faced criticism in 2019 over relocating his company's global headquarters to Singapore.
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Covid and India: 'It feels like we're back to square one'

April 21, 2021 - 11:46pm
Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to young Indians about the surge in Covid cases in the country.
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India Covid: Delhi high court criticises 'ridiculous' oxygen shortage

April 21, 2021 - 10:12pm
The court says it is the responsibility of the government to beg borrow or steal to ensure oxygen.
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India's second wave: 'We were not prepared'

April 21, 2021 - 7:03pm
The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating in India beyond anywhere else in the world.
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Pakistan hotel bomb: Deadly blast hits luxury venue in Quetta

April 21, 2021 - 4:54pm
The explosion in Quetta, which killed at least four people, may have targeted China's ambassador.
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Afghan War: Do Americans support Biden pulling out?

April 21, 2021 - 4:01pm
As Biden prepares to extract troops, we ask three Americans with personal connections what they think.
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What's gone wrong with Australia's vaccine rollout?

April 21, 2021 - 11:12am
The country has been far slower than others including the UK and the US to immunise its population.
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Indonesian submarine goes missing north of Bali

April 21, 2021 - 9:03am
The navy has launched search efforts to find the vessel, which has 53 people on board.
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Nashik: Oxygen leak leaves 22 Covid-19 patients dead in India

April 21, 2021 - 6:30am
The accident in an Indian hospital happened when an oxygen tank was refilling the storage tank.
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Scammers steal $32m from 90-year old Hong Kong woman

April 21, 2021 - 3:21am
They told the victim they were investigating a fraud in China and needed her to transfer her funds.
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Netflix shares plunge amid fears coronavirus boom is over

April 20, 2021 - 11:05pm
Netflix said the pandemic disrupted its production pipeline and has forecast fewer new subscribers.
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Is the Australia-NZ travel bubble the way ahead?

April 20, 2021 - 8:45pm
Australia and New Zealand have quarantine-free travel, but will other countries follow their lead?
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