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India coronavirus: Four Modi claims fact-checked

5 hours 44 min ago
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been talking about his government's response to the coronavirus.
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Afghanistan: Many killed and wounded in visa stampede

9 hours 48 min ago
Chaos broke out when thousands gathered in a stadium in Afghanistan to apply for visas to Pakistan.
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Trump maintains a Chinese bank account, says NYT

October 20, 2020 - 11:54pm
Mr Trump, who sparked a trade war with Beijing, is critical of US firms doing business in China.
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Cathay Pacific axes regional carrier and 8,500 jobs

October 20, 2020 - 11:46pm
Hong Kong’s flag carrier is closing Cathay Dragon and cutting jobs as part of a restructuring plan.
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India-China dispute: India hands over soldier who crossed border

October 20, 2020 - 11:21pm
The PLA soldier was apprehended by India after he strayed across their contested border on Monday.
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Covid: China's Sinovac vaccine to be included in Brazil immunisation plan

October 20, 2020 - 8:18pm
Officials say an immunisation programme using CoronaVac could begin as soon as January 2021.
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Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao swaps punching for payments

October 20, 2020 - 8:05pm
The legendary fighter is launching PacPay to help streamline online payments for social media influencers.
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Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of 'Somali pirates'

October 20, 2020 - 12:34pm
Officials say the Chinese national ordered the killings while captaining a Taiwanese vessel in 2012.
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Vietnam battles its deadliest floods for decades

October 20, 2020 - 9:28am
Floodwaters have killed over 100 and left homes submerged, crops destroyed and livestock swept away.
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Japan gets deer-friendly bags to stop animals eating plastic

October 20, 2020 - 5:17am
The bags are an answer to the trail of potentially deadly plastic left by tourists each year.
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Coronavirus: 'India must cut pollution to avoid Covid disaster'

October 19, 2020 - 7:35pm
New studies show an association between severe pollution and a spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths.
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US 2020 election: Who does China really want to win?

October 19, 2020 - 5:34pm
With the US battered by the coronavirus and political polarisation, China thinks its time has come.
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Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect food'

October 19, 2020 - 3:46pm
Amid fresh concern about overfishing, scientists say eating more jellyfish may give us benefits.
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Tokyo Olympics: Russian hackers targeted Games, UK says

October 19, 2020 - 2:02pm
UK officials say Russian intelligence took aim at the 2020 Olympics before they were delayed.
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China-Taiwan tensions erupt over diplomats' fight in Fiji

October 19, 2020 - 12:37pm
Both sides say their officials were injured at an event organised to mark Taiwan's national day.
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Pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting criticism against female performers in the country

October 19, 2020 - 8:26am
The country’s biggest female pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting taboos against women who want to sing.
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Thailand protests: Authorities move to ban Telegram messaging app

October 19, 2020 - 7:36am
Internet providers have been ordered to block the secure messaging app used by activists.
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Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half capacity next year

October 19, 2020 - 6:45am
The airline describes the forecast as "optimistic" and warns it depends on a successful Covid vaccine.
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Sir James Dyson to sell Singapore penthouse at a loss

October 19, 2020 - 3:25am
The British tycoon has reportedly accepted a $62m offer for the massive penthouse one year after buying it.
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Crown Resorts: Australian casino operator faces laundering probe

October 19, 2020 - 1:08am
Crown Resorts may have breached laws against money laundering and financing terrorism, authorities say.
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