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Coronavirus Australia: Melbourne locks down tower blocks as cases rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nine tower blocks are under “hard lockdown” Authorities in the Australian city of Melbourne have confined people living in…

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Australia shark attack: Man killed spearfishing near Fraser Island

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The victim was spearfishing in waters off the popular Fraser Island (file photo) A man has died after being…

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Japan flooding: Fears for nursing home amid torrential rain

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Kuma river bursts its banks in Yatsushiro in Kumamoto prefecture At least 14 people are feared dead at a…

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Lin Dan: China’s two-time Olympic champion retires from badminton

Lin Dan retained his men’s singles title at London 2012 China’s two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, widely seen as one of badminton’s greatest ever players,…

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India coronavirus: Questions over death of man ‘turned away by 18 hospitals’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn India some suspected coronavirus patients are turned away from hospitals Indian officials are investigating nine hospitals…

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Nagaland dog meat: Animal rights groups hail ban as ‘major turning point’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists have long campaigned for an end to the sale of dog meat The Indian state of Nagaland has…

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Sikh pilgrims in deadly Pakistan train crash

Image copyright AFP Image caption The van was taking Sikhs from a pilgrimage site back home to Peshawar At least 21 people have been killed…

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Coronavirus: Singapore hotels prepare for different summer season

Around 19 million people from around the world visited Singapore last year, but one year on, the situation is very different. Tourists are banned from…

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Supermarkets snub coconut goods picked by monkeys

Image copyright Getty Images A number of supermarkets have removed some coconut water and oil from their shelves after it emerged the products were made…

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Zheng Yanxiong: China appoints hard-line Hong Kong security chief

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2011 Mr Zheng (far left) accused protesters in mainland China of being too close to foreign media China…

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