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Climate change: Why Australia refuses to give up coal

Climate change: Why Australia refuses to give up coal

Australia is the only rich nation still wedded to coal, despite urgent calls to...

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Melbourne: Celebrations as city exits sixth lockdown

Melbourne: Celebrations as city exits sixth lockdown

The Australian city has spent more than 260 days under restrictions since the pandemic...

$667 million funding call to help Afghans through economic...

Afghanistan’s economy is imploding, with all but three per cent of households expected...

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Squid Game helps Netflix subscriptions pick up

Squid Game helps Netflix subscriptions pick up

The streaming giant added 4.4 million new users in the third quarter as foreign...

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IMF warns Afghanistan's economic slump will impact neighbours

IMF warns Afghanistan's economic slump will impact neighbours

Afghanistan's economic turmoil will fuel a refugee crisis impacting nearby countries,...

Myanmar: Three million in urgent need of life-saving assistance,...

The UN Country Team in Myanmar remains “deeply concerned over the humanitarian impact”...

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Cleo Smith: 'Grave concerns' for Australian girl missing from beach campsite

Cleo Smith: 'Grave concerns' for Australian girl missing...

Police have "grave concerns" for four-year-old Cleo Smith, after she vanished on...

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North Korea fires ballistic missile into waters off Japan

North Korea fires ballistic missile into waters off Japan

The launch, confirmed by the South, is the latest in a series of missile tests by...

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Covid: Australia's Flying Doctors take vaccines to vast remote areas

Covid: Australia's Flying Doctors take vaccines to vast...

The famed service is helping solve the immense challenge of vaccinating remote areas.

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Afghan girls are ‘left in darkness’ by the Taliban

Afghan girls are ‘left in darkness’ by the Taliban

BBC correspondent Yogita Limaye in Kabul asks the Taliban when girls can go back...

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Kerala floods: Dozens missing in deadly India disaster

Kerala floods: Dozens missing in deadly India disaster

Heavy rains cause rivers to overflow in Kerala, washing away homes and trapping...

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The Chinese film beating Bond and Marvel at the box office

The Chinese film beating Bond and Marvel at the box office

The success of The Battle at Lake Changjin is bad news for Hollywood which wants...

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Myanmar army general Min Aung Hlaing excluded from leaders' summit

Myanmar army general Min Aung Hlaing excluded from leaders'...

South East Asian countries decide not to invite the military coup leader to their...

Afghanistan: Reuniting families on the run should be priority,...

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Friday urged countries to step up reunification...

UN condemns 'despicable' suicide attack at mosque in southern Afghanistan

UN condemns 'despicable' suicide attack at mosque in southern...

The United Nations has condemned the deadly suicide bombing during Friday prayers...

From the Field: Lao farmers serve up fish with rice

From the Field: Lao farmers serve up fish with rice

Farmers in Laos are rediscovering ancient practices by cultivating rice and fish...

Myanmar: In race against time, experts collect evidence...

For more than two years, a UN-appointed team of 59 people has been collecting and analyzing more...

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Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China

The company will offer a jobs-only site with no social-media elements, instead.

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Vietnam: Owners heartbroken after 12 dogs killed over Covid

Vietnam: Owners heartbroken after 12 dogs killed over Covid

The couple won the internet in Vietnam with their love for their pets.

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Wives do not earn as much as their husbands, says new global study

Wives do not earn as much as their husbands, says new global...

Researchers say data from 45 countries over 40 years shows household is a place...

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