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India monsoon floods 'kill more than 300' in Kerala

BBC / News

Officials say the flooding in Kerala state is now the worst in a century, with more than 320 killed.

17

The immigrants who built Australia's 'fairytale' castles

BBC / Australia

How nostalgic Europeans forged shrines to old traditions - creating the nation's first theme parks.

South Korean capital gets 'first deaf taxi drivers'

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A local start-up is hoping to break the stigma of having hearing-impaired drivers on the roads.

India monsoon: Rescue operation in Kerala flooding

BBC / News

Hundreds of troops have been rescuing trapped residents in Kerala, including a pregnant woman.

16

Asian Games: Indonesia police kill dozens in criminal crackdown

BBC / Asia

Amnesty International condemns the killing of petty criminals in Indonesia ahead of the Games.

Imran Khan confirmed as Pakistan prime minister

BBC / Asia

After more than 20 years on the political sidelines, the former cricket star is elected as PM.

14

How coffee in LA sparked diplomatic row

BBC.com

The welcome given to Taiwan's president at a bakery in LA led to calls in China for a boycott.

12

India mourns former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee

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Thousands of people lined the streets of capital city Delhi to pay their respects.

11

Artist's Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years

BBC / Asia

Thomas Bock's paintings go on display in Australia for the first time, stirring up complex emotions.

10

China 'training for strikes' on US targets

BBC

The Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns of Chinese military ambitions in the Pacific.

Cricketer Jamshed gets 10-year ban

BBC / Sport

Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed is banned for 10 years for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the Pakistan Super League in 2017.

02

Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

BBC.com

Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.

Fishing for coins in the Ganges river to survive

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Meet the men who fish for coins for a living in the Ganges, one of India's largest rivers.

Thursday, Aug 16

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US Asians hire out cinemas to screen Crazy Rich Asians

BBC / Entertainment

Industry leaders paid for screenings to highlight the need for Asian representation in Hollywood.

20

Islamic State claims Kabul's latest deadly attacks

BBC / Asia

The attacks over the past two days targeted centres for education and intelligence training.

16

Atal Behari Vajpayee: Former India PM dies at 93

BBC / Asia

The three-term prime minister was instrumental in making India a global nuclear power.

15

Fukushima nuclear disaster: UN says clean-up workers risk exploitation

BBC / News

UN experts say thousands could be being deceived into being exposed to radiation.

Obituary: PM who consolidated India as nuclear power

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The former Indian PM was seen as a unifying force in India's often fragmented politics.

13

Kim Jong-nam murder: 'Enough evidence' for women to go on trial

BBC / Asia

The two women are accused of killing Kim Jong-un's half brother in a bizarre airport ambush.

10

Australia lake killings: Mother granted reduced jail sentence

BBC / Australia

Akon Guode killed three of her children by driving them into an Australian lake.

05

Australia battles winter bushfires

BBC / Australia

Dozens of unseasonal blazes are burning across drought-ravaged regions, officials say.

03

Fancy a truly huge smashed avo brunch?

BBC / Australia

A giant variety of avocado called the avozilla is attracting worldwide attention.

02

'Why I never want babies'

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Jang Yun-hwa is one of a rising number of South Korean women choosing not to marry, have children, or even have relationships with men.

My search for the mother who left me

BBC / News

The only thing Ria has of her mum is a photo, and paperwork which states she does not want any contact.

Wednesday, Aug 15

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Classical musicians or 'Christian proselytisers'?

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Right-wing groups are targeting Carnatic musicians for singing Christian hymns in southern India.

Jailed photographer who told the story of Bangladesh

BBC / News

Bangladesh has detained photographer Shahidul Alam, who has chronicled the country's troubled history.

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Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

BBC / Asia

Teenagers preparing for university entrance exams are among the dead on a day of bloodshed.

19

Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook 'still hosts hate speech'

BBC / Asia

More than 1,000 posts containing anti-Rohingya hate speech are found on the social network.

18

Hong Kong 'cardboard granny' has case overturned

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A woman was fined in July for temporarily placing a bag of cardboard on the ground.

17

New Zealand bans sales of homes to foreigners

BBC

The move is aimed at cooling house prices and making properties more affordable to New Zealanders.