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Pakistan election: Who's who and why it matters

July 21, 2018 - 7:26pm
The lead-up to the vote has been dramatic, with an ex-PM arrested and several deadly militant attacks.
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India scraps tampon tax after campaign

July 21, 2018 - 3:31pm
The government introduced a 12% levy on sanitary products last year, sparking outrage.
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Fukushima beach in Japan reopens to bathers

July 21, 2018 - 11:45am
The beach in Soma City, Japan, has opened to the public for the first time since the nuclear disaster in 2011.
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Sri Lanka's Galle cricket stadium risks being demolished

July 21, 2018 - 8:07am
The famously picturesque ground, in southern Sri Lanka, is next to a World Heritage-listed fort.
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Korea Open: Table tennis players win first joint Korea gold for 27 years

July 21, 2018 - 5:50am
A table tennis pairing with one player from North Korea and one from South Korea becomes the first inter-Korea sports team to win a gold medal since 1991.
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Japan heatwave: Warnings issued amid scorching temperatures

July 21, 2018 - 5:18am
Scorching temperatures have killed 30 people in two weeks, prompting officials to issue warnings.
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The 600 greyhounds left behind in Macau

July 20, 2018 - 10:22pm
Macau’s controversial greyhound racetrack, the Canidrome Club, is shutting down.
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Pakistan election: Imran Khan scents victory

July 20, 2018 - 1:25pm
The former cricketer tells the BBC his opponents will "lose because of their track record in power".
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India's PM Narendra Modi startled by Rahul Gandhi hug

July 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
The political foes had a brief embrace on the floor of the lower house of the Indian parliament.
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Thai cave: Artists' huge mural honours rescue heroes

July 20, 2018 - 12:38pm
The artwork prominently features diver Saman Gunan, who died taking part in the rescue operation.
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Raza Khan: Pakistani activist missing for seven months returns home

July 20, 2018 - 10:32am
Raza Khan, who disappeared last December after criticising the military, is back with his family.
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Trump 'ready' to tax all Chinese imports

July 20, 2018 - 9:17am
The US president says he is prepared to slap tariffs on all $500bn of imports from China.
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Obituary: Adrian Cronauer - the real Good Morning, Vietnam DJ

July 20, 2018 - 8:46am
Adrian Cronauer was a US air force sergeant and radio presenter, depicted (loosely) by the late Robin Williams.
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Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

July 20, 2018 - 8:08am
The attack by hackers on a health database has affected about a quarter of the population.
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The mega-machines helping China link the world

July 20, 2018 - 7:12am
As China embarks on one of the greatest infrastructure projects in history, it is changing how railways are built.
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Durham rugby players in Sri Lanka had 'taken heroin' before death

July 20, 2018 - 6:53am
Police in Sri Lanka are ordered to further investigate the drugs deaths of two players.
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India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings

July 20, 2018 - 6:04am
The changes come as violence in India is blamed on rumours of child abductions, spread via WhatsApp.
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Uzbek TV channel apologises over steamy Schumer scene

July 20, 2018 - 5:46am
Channel blames 'technical failure' for allowing Amy Schumer bedroom scene onto TV screens.
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Colleen McCullough: The Thorn Birds author 'not coerced' over will

July 20, 2018 - 3:59am
The widower of best-selling novelist Colleen McCullough wins a bitter dispute over her estate.
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Vietnam to deport US student Will Nguyen for 'public disorder'

July 20, 2018 - 3:55am
William Nguyen has been found guilty of 'causing public disorder' during protests last month.
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