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Wang Quanzhang: China releases jailed human rights lawyer

10 hours 24 min ago
Wang Quanzhang, who was imprisoned for subversion, is freed but not allowed to see his family.
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Coronavirus: Australia launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess

16 hours 29 min ago
Passengers from the Ruby Princess disembarked in Sydney without knowing the coronavirus was on board.
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Coronavirus: China mourns Covid-19 victims with three-minute silence

April 3, 2020 - 11:30pm
A day of mourning is held for the 3,300 people who died in China, where the Covid-19 pandemic began.
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Coronavirus: Indonesia grapples with fear of a hidden virus surge

April 3, 2020 - 7:04pm
Vast and far-flung, Indonesia faces a unique struggle against the virus - many fear it is on the losing side.
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Tomb Sweeping Festival: China pays 'virtual' respects to ancestors

April 3, 2020 - 7:01pm
The coronavirus outbreak has closed cemeteries across China, so people are paying respects online.
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My Money: 'People have started leaving their houses again'

April 3, 2020 - 5:04pm
As part of a BBC blog series, Jen Smith talks us through one week as pandemic restrictions ease in Shenzhen.
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Coronavirus: India doctors 'spat at and attacked'

April 3, 2020 - 9:02am
Healthcare workers in India have reportedly been attacked or abused as they battle the coronavirus.
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Daniel Pearl: Man acquitted of US journalist's murder is detained

April 3, 2020 - 8:35am
Pakistani officials refuse to release the British-born militant convicted of beheading Daniel Pearl in 2002.
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Solomon Islands: Dozens missing after ferry defies cyclone warning

April 3, 2020 - 6:24am
A ferry in the Solomon Islands embarks despite the pacific nation being on alert over a cyclone.
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Coronavirus updates: Pakistan imposes curfew to curtail Friday prayers

April 3, 2020 - 5:46am
Sindh province bans all public movement between 1200-1500 to stop people congregating at mosques.
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Coronavirus: North Korea claims to be 'totally free' of virus

April 3, 2020 - 3:47am
The US military and N Korea observers question North Korea's claims it has staved off infections.
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Coronavirus: Dressing up for bin night 'brings a smile' in Australia

April 3, 2020 - 1:21am
Australians are having fun with fancy dress videos, bringing some relief to the stresses of lockdown.
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Coronavirus: Islamophobia concerns after India mosque outbreak

April 3, 2020 - 1:18am
Outrage over a Muslim congregation that led to new Covid-19 cluster turns hateful.
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China's Luckin Coffee slumps on 'fake' data news

April 2, 2020 - 10:56pm
The company said its chief operating officer and other employees had fabricated financial information.
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Coronavirus: India's bailout may not be enough to save economy

April 2, 2020 - 8:39pm
The pandemic has come as a devastating blow to an already slowing economy.
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Coronavirus: Where will be the last place to catch Covid-19?

April 2, 2020 - 7:14pm
Some places are yet to record a case - but what will they do if and when it arrives?
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Coronavirus: Hampshire family 'arrested' at Pakistan funeral

April 2, 2020 - 11:45am
A British GP says his relatives were detained after his mother died having contracted coronavirus.
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Shopper buys $6m rocket launch in China

April 2, 2020 - 10:44am
Rocket launch service sold for $6m via Chinese livestream.
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Alyssa Healy: Australia wicketkeeper missed jury duty to play in T20 World Cup final

April 2, 2020 - 7:19am
Australia wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy had a pretty good excuse for missing jury service down under - she was playing in the Women's T20 World Cup final.
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Daniel Pearl: Pakistan overturns convicted man's death sentence

April 2, 2020 - 5:59am
British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was convicted of beheading Daniel Pearl in 2002.
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