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In Pakistan, scorching Ramadan month highlights chronic water, power shortages

Filling water bottles in the dark, people blamed official neglect and India treaty violations. 

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Opium use booms in Afghanistan, creating a ‘silent tsunami’ of addicted women

A problem once limited to men is increasingly affecting wives, mothers and children, upending family life.

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Young Asian-Australians Carve Out an Identity of Their Own

They call themselves the “little girls” and “little boys” of Sydney and Melbourne, who have grown up melding Asian heritage and an Australian ...

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Chinese scholar disappears in US

The last known sighting of 26-year-old graduate student Yingying Zhang was on the afternoon of June 9.

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China Releases Activists Scrutinizing Ivanka Trump Shoe Factory

Their release on bail means the three men have been thrust into China’s labyrinthine criminal justice system, rather than having been quietly ...

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Michelle Payne: Melbourne Cup-winning jockey 'embarrassed' after failed test

Trailblazing rider Michelle Payne is "disappointed and embarrassed" after testing positive for a banned substance, says a jockeys' chief.

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'Lucky' coin-throw delays flight

Bad weather, crowded skies and military drills...and now add coin-tossing to the growing list of reasons for China's notorious flight delays.

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China's premier to visit Singapore

Singapore says that Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has accepted an invitation to visit the city state, a sign that recent tensions between the two countries could be easing.

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India metro to give transgender staff housing after discrimination row

India's Cochin metro gives hostel places to 23 transgender staff who said no-one would rent to them.

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Philippines: Jail time for unenthusiastic singers?

Philippines citizens may need to start exercising their vocal chords.

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Trump Welcomes South Korean Leader as Options on the North Wane

President Trump will try to win over South Korea’s progressive new leader, Moon Jae-in, who is more interested in engaging with the North than Mr. ...

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An Afghan bird refuge comes back to life after decades of neglect

But lack of cooperation from locals continues to hamper cleanup efforts at the scenic U.N.-protected site.

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Rescuers dig for bodies after landslide wipes out village in southwestern China

Fifteen bodies have been found, but 118 people are missing in the village in Sichuan province, state media said.

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29 dead after car bomb hits Afghan bank in Helmand province, governor says

Dozens were waiting to collect their monthly pay ahead of the upcoming religious holiday.

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To promote kimchi abroad, Korean scientists are trying to get rid of the smell

Can people who love Korean dramas and pop music be convinced to like fermented cabbage?

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Philippine police use chaos of Duterte’s drug war to extort families in distress

Manila officers were caught running a secret cell behind a station bookshelf. 

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Investigators question how a Navy destroyer and a container ship collided

Multiple investigations are taking place in Japan after the deadly weekend collision.

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Afghan war faces flurry of setbacks as new U.S. military policy nears

Amid insider attacks and heavy insurgent pressure, Pakistan’s role is at issue.

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Weiwei's lego art of 'freedom fighters' hits US

The Chinese artist makes 176 portraits of activists and political prisoners using thousands of lego bricks in new installation.

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Behind the mask

A photography project which shows women wearing a cow mask has gone viral in India.

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Pakistan inferno: Father's anguish as tanker dead buried

Muhammad has been looking for his family since an oil tanker blaze killed 150 people in Pakistan.

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Australia census: Five takeaways from a changing country

The country is becoming more Asian and less religious, the latest national survey shows.

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With Modi in Washington, China and India ‘Jostle’ on Their Border

China, seeing the U.S.-India relationship as the greatest threat to its effort to carve out a “Sinocentric Asia,” is sending a message, analysts say.

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Lasith Malinga: Sri Lanka fine bowler for monkey remark

Sri Lanka fine pace bowler Lasith Malinga after he compares the country's sports minister to a monkey.

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Trump: India has 'a true friend' in White House

The first face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sealed with a bear hug Monday, as the two leaders looked to publicly underscore their new found friendship.

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Delhi Golf Club 'sorry' after woman ejected over dress

The elite club said sorry after staff asked her to leave saying she looked "like a maid".

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