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Nirav Modi: Billionaire's art to be auctioned

1 hour 24 min ago
Indian diamond trader Nirav Modi was arrested in the UK and is wanted in India for alleged bank fraud.
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Thailand election: Evidence of ‘irregularities’ says ex-PM Thaksin

3 hours 10 min ago
The former PM, who remains influential, told the BBC he was worried by the election process.
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Thailand election: Thaksin alleges 'irregularities'

3 hours 22 min ago
The former Thai PM alleges to BBC Thai that there were "a lot of irregularities" in Sunday's election.
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Australian gun laws: One Nation party 'sought NRA money' in US

3 hours 38 min ago
The minor One Nation party discussed softening Australia's strict gun laws with the NRA, videos show.
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Joshua Boyle: Canadian ex-hostage in court on assault charges

March 25, 2019 - 11:21pm
Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle's estranged wife is one of the alleged victims, a court hears.
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Airbus secures multi-billion dollar jet order from China

March 25, 2019 - 10:52pm
It comes as rival Boeing works to rebuild confidence in its 737 Max aircraft after two fatal crashes.
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How a Chinese firm fell victim to intellectual property theft

March 25, 2019 - 7:58pm
Business owner Frank Liu, a victim of IP theft, says ideas should be protected like "human rights".
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US v China: Lessons from ancient Greek historian Thucydides

March 25, 2019 - 1:19pm
Thucydides lived more than 2,400 years ago. So what's he got to say about US-China relations?
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Saudi Arabia sisters given humanitarian visa and leave Hong Kong

March 25, 2019 - 10:56am
The women, aged 18 and 20, say they spent six months hiding in Hong Kong after fleeing their family.
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AirAsia apologises for 'Get off in Thailand' advert

March 25, 2019 - 10:32am
Campaigners said the airline advert could be viewed as promoting sex tourism in Thailand.
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Bohemian Rhapsody opens in China, minus all the gay bits

March 25, 2019 - 9:10am
The Oscar-winning biopic debuts in China with references to Freddie Mercury's sexuality censored.
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Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal steps down amid crisis

March 25, 2019 - 8:23am
Naresh Goyal had previously refused to step down from the cash-strapped airline.
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India election 2019: Congress pledges income for 50m families

March 25, 2019 - 8:07am
Congress Party leader Rahul Gandhi says 250 million people could benefit from a minimum income scheme.
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Chinese student Wangzhen Lu kidnapped in Canadian car park

March 25, 2019 - 7:26am
Police say there was a "significant" level of violence involved. The motive remains unknown.
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New Zealand opens inquiry into Christchurch mosque attack

March 25, 2019 - 5:32am
A royal commission will look at whether more could have been done to prevent the March 15 shootings.
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Asia stocks: Markets sink as global growth jitters spread

March 25, 2019 - 3:28am
Investors dumped Asian stocks in favour of safer bonds as concerns about the global economy spread.
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Christchurch attack: New Zealand's Ardern orders top-level inquiry

March 25, 2019 - 1:25am
Jacinda Ardern orders the highest level of public inquiry to examine if more could have been done.
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Cyclone Veronica: Destructive winds and rain lash Australia

March 24, 2019 - 11:09pm
Cyclone Veronica has brought destructive winds and torrential rains, prompting safety warnings.
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The woman bringing Mandarin to Uganda

March 24, 2019 - 9:42pm
Wang Li Hong Sooma wants secondary schools students in Uganda to be able to speak China's dominant language.
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What's happening this week?

March 24, 2019 - 9:35pm
Our round-up of the world's most interesting news events of the next seven days.
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