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Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

4 hours 30 min ago
One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.
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Australia storms: Huge hail causes chaos in two cities

January 19, 2020 - 11:18pm
Melbourne and Canberra are pelted by golf-ball sized stones, causing widespread damage.
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China coronavirus: Number of cases jumps as virus spreads to new cities

January 19, 2020 - 8:50pm
New cases of the respiratory illness are confirmed in the cities of Wuhan, Beijing and Shenzhen.
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Australia fires: Storms wreak damage but bushfires 'far from over'

January 19, 2020 - 8:11pm
Thunderstorms bring rain to fire-affected areas but also cause damage through hail and flash floods.
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Australia fires: Your questions about arson, travel and recovery

January 19, 2020 - 7:30pm
Your questions about the Australia bushfires.
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Indonesia dance where men perform as women

January 19, 2020 - 7:18pm
Rianto is a master of Lengger Lanang, a traditional Indonesia dance where men perform as women.
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Is China addicted to coal?

January 19, 2020 - 7:16pm
China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green.
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India v Australia: Rohit Sharma century leads hosts to ODI series win

January 19, 2020 - 11:21am
Rohit Sharma's century helps India secure a 2-1 series win over Australia with a seven-wicket victory in the third one-day international.
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Comme Des Garçons: Row over white fashion models' cornrow wigs

January 19, 2020 - 9:35am
The Japanese fashion brand is accused of cultural appropriation at Paris Fashion Week.
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New coronavirus 'preventable and controllable', China says

January 19, 2020 - 8:16am
The virus emerged in December, two people have died and it has been detected in three countries.
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Facebook blames 'technical issue' for offensive Xi Jinping translation

January 19, 2020 - 4:46am
President Xi Jinping's name is badly mistranslated into English during his state visit to Myanmar.
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Australia fires: Victoria braces for severe storms

January 19, 2020 - 12:17am
Heavy rains have dampened many of Australia's blazes, while bringing flooding to some areas.
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Australia fires: Have gum trees made the bushfires worse?

January 18, 2020 - 8:03pm
Eucalyptus trees tend to be highly flammable, but they also have the ability to recover from fires.
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Nepal avalanche: Four South Korean trekkers among missing

January 18, 2020 - 6:56am
Helicopters are sent to Annapurna region amid poor weather conditions and plunging temperatures.
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Australia fires: Heavy rains hit some blaze-hit regions

January 18, 2020 - 1:07am
Heavy rains douse some fires on the east coast, but bring a new threat of flooding to some areas.
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Simpsons actor Hank Azaria says he will no longer voice Apu

January 17, 2020 - 11:54pm
The announcement by white actor Hank Azaria follows accusations of racial stereotyping.
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Khagendra Thapa Magar: World’s shortest mobile man dies aged 27

January 17, 2020 - 11:12pm
At 67.08cm (2ft 2.41in), Khagendra Thapa Magar was recognised the shortest living man who could walk.
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Pakistan two-star general: Farewell to a social media celebrity

January 17, 2020 - 7:14pm
Pakistan's military spokesman leaves his post after three headline-grabbing years, to praise and criticism.
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New Chinese virus 'will have infected hundreds'

January 17, 2020 - 4:50pm
The virus emerged in December, two people have died and it has been detected in three countries.
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China tourists found dead by 1973 Iceland plane crash site

January 17, 2020 - 12:38pm
Police in Iceland tell the BBC autopsies will take place next week to find out the cause of death.
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