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Liu Xiabo's widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral

BBC / News

Liu Xia, the widow of China's most prominent critic Liu Xiabo, had not been seen since his funeral.

03

The crowdfunded news agency risking all for Hong Kong scoops

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A fledgling Hong Kong investigative news agency has quickly built a reputation for its scoops.

02

US to review China intellectual property policies

BBC / Asia

China has voiced "serious concern" over the investigation, which could result in US trade sanctions.

Friday, Aug 18

00

'Online goddess' who earns $450k a year

BBC / News

24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.

15

Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people

BBC / Asia

The Red Cross says the floods are becoming one of the worst regional humanitarian crises in years.

Rhino swept from Nepal to India by flooding rescued

BBC / Asia

The young rhino was swept 42km from Chitwan National Park by floods and found in an Indian village.

13

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan's presidential palace

BBC / Asia

The attacker, carrying a stolen samurai sword and a Chinese flag, injured a military policeman.

12

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby 'doing fine'

BBC / Asia

The girl gave birth on Thursday after the Indian Supreme Court rejected her plea for an abortion.

Blue boots for baby flamingo Squish in Singapore

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Keepers at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park have found an unusual way to protect a baby flamingo's feet.

Chinese vendors 'exploiting' African children removed from Taobao

BBC / Asia

Customers could pay to have African children shout out messages like "Looking for loans?" in Chinese.

11

Wrestling bids to boost interest in China

BBC / Asia

Is it real or is it fake? The fans don't care in the US, and the WWE hopes they won't in China.

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

BBC / Asia

Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.

09

Alibaba surges while Walmart stalls

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Chinese e-commerce giant posts bumper profit but earnings are down for US big box retailer.

07

China home price growth cools for second month in July

www.bbc.co.uk

Beijing prices slipped for a second straight month following government efforts to cool the market.

06

Australia citizenship: Sixth MP in eligibility trouble

BBC / Australia

A government senator refers herself to the nation's High Court over her UK dual citizenship.

03

How Jinnah's ideology shapes Pakistan's identity

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Why the idea that Muslims and Hindus cannot share a nation shapes modern Pakistan.

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors

BBC.com

The destroyer was damaged in a collision off Japan in June, in which seven sailors were killed.

Thursday, Aug 17

00

Fire at PetroChina oil refinery

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Firefighters brought the blaze in Dalian, China, under control within two hours, state media said.

20

Missing giant tortoise found after escape

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A giant female tortoise was found two weeks after she escaped from her zoo in western Japan.

17

Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif: We are already campaigning

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif eyes a return to politics after his ousting.

Afghan female singer draws threats and praise

www.bbc.co.uk

Aryana Sayeed will perform at a concert for Afghan Independence Day, but not everyone is happy.

14

North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says

BBC.com

A top US general gives a bleak assessment of a military response but says it remains a possibility.

Malala gets Oxford University place

BBC

The 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner will study philosophy, politics and economics.

13

China cracks down on VPN vendors

BBC / Technology

Five websites, including Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell virtual private networks.

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

BBC / Asia

The rape victim, who was not allowed to have an abortion by the Supreme Court, delivers a baby girl.

11

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed

BBC / Asia

Convicted for his role in the 2014 protests, he was sentenced to jail after a government appeal.

Hyundai vows to produce longer-range electric car

BBC / Business

The Korean carmaker is promising an electric car that can go 500 kilometres for each charge.

10

The Indian schoolgirl asking PM Modi to save her park

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The child has filed a court case and written to the PM saying: "This park is our lifeline".

09

Chinese media 'racist' video on India clash sparks anger

BBC / Asia

It features a Chinese actor in a turban and fake beard, mockingly assuming an Indian accent.

08

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

BBC / Asia

The Australian far-right leader's stunt came ahead of her bid to ban the garment in the nation.