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Why one man in Singapore was not allowed to adopt his child

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The struggle of a gay father to legally adopt his son throws Singapore's conservative family law into the spotlight.

Dark is divine: What colour are Indian gods and goddesses?

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In a country obsessed with fairness, a new campaign portrays Hindu deities with dark skin.

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Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel

BBC

At least four gunmen launched the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say.

Saturday, Jan 20

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India police 'failed to help injured teenagers'

BBC / Asia

The men died after the officers allegedly objected to getting blood stains in their patrol car.

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Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

BBC / News

North Korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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Film tells story of tackling period poverty in India

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A new film, Pad Man, charts one man's 20-year bid to make cheaper sanitary towels available in India.

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Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' Boonchai Bach arrested

BBC / Asia

Boonchai Bach is accused of heading of one Asia's biggest illegal wildlife smuggling networks.

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New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

BBC / Asia

Should the public have the right to see which animals are being caught up in commercial fishing nets?

Friday, Jan 19

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Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

BBC / Asia

The ban comes after President Duterte said employers in Kuwait were driving Filipinos to suicide.

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BTS superfan moves to South Korea to be near K-pop band

BBC / Entertainment

Stephanie moved from Scotland to South Korea just so she could be closer to the K-pop group.

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India doctor arrested for setting fire to 25 cars

BBC / Asia

Police said he would place pieces of camphor near the air vent of each vehicle to set it ablaze.

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was 'innocent'

BBC / Asia

DNA tests suggest the real killer could be linked to several other killings - and still at large.

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Yu Wensheng: China human rights lawyer arrested on school run

BBC / Asia

He was reportedly seized by dozens of people, including a Swat team, while walking his child to school.

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Jacinda Ardern: Working mums on how to survive a short maternity leave

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The New Zealand prime minister will be taking six weeks maternity leave before returning to her job.

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'These are professional athletes': Tournament chief defends heat policy

BBC / Australia

Australian Open organisers defend the decision not to stop play for extreme temperatures following player criticism.

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Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM's 'unusual' pregnancy surprise

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The country's leader said she will take six weeks off work when her baby arrives in June.

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'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

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Malaysia Airlines says the jet experienced a "technical" issue on its way to Kuala Lumpur.

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Australia's Channel 9 news promo looks like BBC's version

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Channel 9's promo for its Today show was copied, at moments, word for word from the BBC's promo video.

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Israel's Indian Jews and their lives in the 'promised land'

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Indian-origin Jews moved to Israel soon after its creation, but their lives have not been easy.

N Korean skiers dream of Paralympic success

BBC / Asia

Two novice skiers are set to represent their country for the first time at the Winter Paralympics.

North Koreans aiming for para-sport glory

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Ma You-chul and Kim Jung-hyun are set to be the first from their country to compete in the Winter Paralympics.

Thursday, Jan 18

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Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

BBC / Asia

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

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Family 'shock' at Sydney backpacker death

BBC / UK

Local media say Amelia Blake, who was found dead in a flat in Sydney, was the victim of a murder-suicide.

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Pakistan polio: Mother and daughter killed giving vaccinations

BBC / Asia

They were giving drops to children when unknown gunmen shot them dead.

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'African gangs' debate polarises Australia

BBC / Australia

Recent crime in Melbourne has dominated national news, but many say it is being unfairly exaggerated.

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Do insects taste any good?

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Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.

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Italy arrests 33 'Chinese mafia' members

BBC / Europe

Police say the group was controlling the transport of Chinese-made goods across Europe.

Indian boy shot dead in police crossfire

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Police told the BBC that the boy was playing in a field when the shootout took place.

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

BBC / Asia

Lifeguards in Australia interrupt a drone training session to save two stricken boys.

Padmavat: Controversial film cleared by India's top court

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The Supreme court cleared Padmavat for release, overturning a ban imposed by four Indian states.