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Rakhmabai Raut: The Indian child bride whose divorce Queen Victoria approved

Rakhmabai Raut has gone down in history as a 22-year-old who was brave enough to petition the courts for a divorce in the 19th Century….

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Why India should worry about post-Covid-19 care

By Vikas PandeyBBC News, Delhi Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images image captionIndia is now the second most-affected country in the world When 60-year-old…

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Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

image copyrightAlamy image caption(L-R) Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in 2016 The operator of Australia’s Dreamworld theme park has been…

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TikTok: US judge halts app store ban

image copyrightReuters/TikTok A US judge has issued a temporary injunction preventing a ban on future downloads of the TikTok app. The app had faced being…

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‘One day everyone will use China’s digital currency’

Image copyright Chandler Guo Image caption Chandler Guo at one of his cryptocurrency mines Chandler Guo was a pioneer in cryptocurrency, the digital currencies that…

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PMC Bank collapse: ‘We lost our money and then our son’

image captionRaunak Modi was saving up to start a business When India’s Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC) went under in 2019, nearly a million…

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Covid-19: China’s dilemma over wild meat trade

China is facing mounting pressure to restart its wild animal meat trade despite the fact it’s still not clear where the coronavirus outbreak started or…

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Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi found dead at 40

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yuko Takeuchi had taken the lead role in many TV series and films, including Miss Sherlock Award-winning Japanese actress…

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Polio campaigners battle misinformation and distrust

In Pakistan, the first nationwide polio vaccination campaign since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is under way. Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are the only…

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Bharat Bandh: India farmers block roads and trains to protest reforms

image captionProtests have been taking place in several Indian states Farmers in India have taken to the streets to protest reforms that they say are…

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