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Sunday, Oct 22

23

Shinzo Abe wins resounding victory in Japan, exit polls say

BBC / Asia

The prime minister has kept his "super-majority" and says he will deal firmly with North Korea

03

Naked Indonesia

BBC / Asia

Public nudity is strictly forbidden in Indonesia - and life is tough for the local nudist community

Partition 70 years on: When tribal warriors invaded Kashmir

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Witnesses tell the BBC how men with sticks and axes started one of the world's longest conflicts.

02

Wonder down under

BBC / Australia

The "wonder from down under" has been free from recession for more than a quarter of a century.

Saturday, Oct 21

18

Pakistan player reports match-fixing approach

BBC / Asia

A Pakistan player has reported an approach by a match-fixer, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board.

16

Military cadets killed in Kabul minibus suicide bombing

BBC / Asia

It brings the death toll from attacks in Afghanistan to around 200 in this week alone.

09

Pakistan’s only sign language cafe

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The family-run cafe like no other where you have to sign to get served.

02

Justice for Qandeel?

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The influential Muslim leader in Pakistan is now accused of instigating the murder of Qandeel Baloch.

Friday, Oct 20

20

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers

BBC.com

Some 60 people are killed as worshippers are targeted in two separate attacks on mosques.

18

Nuclear North Korea is non-negotiable, diplomat says

BBC / News

The US should be "prepared to co-exist with" a nuclear North Korea, a diplomat from Pyongyang says.

17

MH370: Malaysia in talks with US firm to restart plane search

BBC / News

The Malaysian government is exploring a "no find-no fee" style deal with Texas-based company Ocean Infinity.

16

Pakistan is building a barrier on its border with Afghanistan, despite objections.

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Pakistan is building a barrier on its border with Afghanistan, despite objections from Kabul.

15

Players ‘applaud’ Xi Jinping in Tencent game

BBC / Technology

The game, which celebrates the Communist Party Congress, lets users "clap" Xi Jinping by tapping their phone screen

14

Top Chinese officials 'plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping'

BBC / News

A top official's claim of a power struggle has contradicted the Communist Party's unified image.

New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum within three years

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Its surprise new prime minister-elect gives some policy clues as she limbers up to rule in coalition.

Model Ines Rau becomes Playboy's first transgender Playmate

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French model Ines Rau will be the first transgender model to feature on the magazine's centrefold.

Myanmar jade mining: Five dead in clash with police

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Twenty are also injured as police open fire on a group trying to access a privately-owned jade mine.

09

China's Xi Jinping consolidates power with new ideology

BBC / Asia

The move helps to elevate him to levels of authority close to those of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.

08

MasterChef Australia judge fined for assault

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MasterChef Australia judge George Calombaris punched a football spectator in Sydney.

CIA chief: North Korea 'on cusp' of nuclear capability

BBC.com

The head of the CIA says the North is close to being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile.

06

Assisted dying: Australia state lawmakers in 26-hour debate

BBC / Australia

A state legislature passes a landmark assisted dying bill after 26 hours, but one hurdle remains.

03

Living art: Meet Harajuku's ethereal fashion icon

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Minori reinvented a Japanese street fashion style eight years ago that now has a worldwide following.

India's first complete transgender couple are hoping to marry

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Sukanyeah and Aarav met at a gender reassignment clinic. Now they're planning a wedding.

North Korea urges Australia to distance itself from US

BBC / Australia

The Australian government should distance itself from the Trump administration, a letter says.

Thursday, Oct 19

21

Pakistan militant leader 'killed by drone' in Afghanistan

BBC / Asia

Omar Khalid Khorasani led Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction behind bomb attacks inside Pakistan.

19

Australian carmaking runs out of road

BBC / Australia

The final vehicle left the production line on Friday, in what many consider a symbolic moment.

18

Fire rages through iconic Myanmar hotel

BBC / News

A huge blaze guts an iconic Yangon hotel, as hundreds of firefighters try to contain it.

Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's youngest female leader

BBC / Asia

New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. But who is she?

North Korea crisis: How to talk to the world's most secretive country

BBC.com

What goes on behind closed doors of unofficial talks between US and North Korea?

17

Afghan army base destroyed by Taliban suicide bombers

BBC / News

Bombers in Humvee vehicles kill 43 soldiers while police are under siege in a separate attack.