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08

Japan earthquake: Child and two men dead and hundreds injured

www.bbc.co.uk

The girl was killed by a falling wall when Osaka was hit by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake.

07

Deadly earthquake hits Japan

BBC / News

At least three people are reported to have been killed when an earthquake hit the city of Osaka.

03

Hong Kong's fish are eating plastic - and people could be too

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A lot of Hong Kong's fish contains tiny bits of plastic that could end up on your plate.

02

The man who went to the North Korean place that ‘doesn’t exist’

BBC.com

One US citizen warns of the consequences of a visit to a forbidden area in North Korea.

Sunday, Jun 17

22

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

BBC.com

The militant group ends a ceasefire declared for Eid but the government extends its truce.

19

S Korea players swap shirts to fox rivals

BBC.com

South Korea's coach says he made his players wear different numbered shirts in recent friendlies to confuse opponents who he says cannot tell them apart.

Trump-Kim summit: Korea war veteran's question for US president

www.bbc.co.uk

US president says "mothers and fathers" of missing soldiers called him asking about their remains.

14

Cambodia Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash

BBC / Asia

Former PM Norodom Ranariddh and Ouk Phalla were travelling to meet supporters in the south-west.

02

Spencer Tunick: Melbourne Woolworths to allow nude photo shoot

BBC / Australia

Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use its rooftop car park, reversing an earlier decision.

Saturday, Jun 16

20

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

BBC / News

In an outpouring of goodwill, Taliban fighters and security force members have been seen hugging.

17

Thai king takes control of some $30bn crown assets

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The Crown Property Bureau transfers ownership of the royal assets after a change in the law.

13

Harvard University 'discriminates against Asian-Americans'

BBC / Asia

The prestigious US university denies the claim that it prefers white, black and Hispanic applicants.

12

Chinese media mock Trump over tariffs

BBC / Business

The US plans to impose tariffs on Chinese goods draw mocking criticism from the state news agency.

02

From Lashkar GaH to Kabul: Afghanistan's march for peace

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Ordinary Afghans are marching from Helmand to Kabul to demand an end to 40 years of war and violence.

Friday, Jun 15

21

US slaps 25% tariff on Chinese goods

BBC / News

President Trump unveils 25% tariffs on $34bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft.

18

The provocative festival changing Tasmania

BBC / Australia

Once the focus of police concern, Dark Mofo has changed how Tasmania presents itself to the world.

16

Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah targeted by US strike in Afghanistan

BBC / News

Mullah Fazlullah - who ordered the shooting of Malala Yousafzai - was killed in Afghanistan, reports say.

India v Afghanistan: Test debutants beaten inside two days

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Afghanistan lose 20 wickets in a day as their Test debut ends in a two-day defeat by India in Bangalore.

14

Shujaat Bukhari: A man who epitomised the best of Kashmir

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He was the sort of man Kashmir needs to find a way out from a deepening political impasse.

12

Shujaat Bukhari: Killing of Kashmir journalist shakes India

BBC / Asia

Shujaat Bukhari's death causes anguish across India where he was seen as a rare voice of moderation.

11

China vows fast response to US tariffs

BBC / Business

China will respond quickly to protect itself if the US hurts its interests, Beijing says.

10

India facing the 'worst water crisis in its history'

BBC / Asia

Some 600 million Indians are facing an acute shortage of water, said a new report by the government.

08

China's ride-hailing giant Didi to launch in Australia

BBC / Australia

China's Didi Chuxing will compete with India's Ola and Uber when it launches in Melbourne on 25 June.

07

South Korea and US discuss future of joint war games

BBC / Asia

Donald Trump surprised allies by announcing an end to the games, a long-held North Korean demand.

06

Eurydice Dixon: Comedian's killing prompts anger in Australia

BBC / Asia

Eurydice Dixon was allegedly raped and murdered as she walked home from a gig in Melbourne.

Thursday, Jun 14

20

IMF: US tariffs could undermine global trade

BBC / Business

The IMF warns the Trump administration's trade policies risk undermining the global trade system.

18

Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

BBC / Asia

Shujaat Bukhari, a BBC contributor, is killed outside the offices of Rising Kashmir, which he edited.

American Will Nguyen held in Vietnam after protests

BBC / US / Canada

Yale graduate Will Nguyen from Houston, Texas, is being held for "disrupting public order".

17

Trump Kim: What no-one else saw

BBC / News

A handshake-salute mix-up and a lavish send-off and return were just some of the incidents uniquely captured by the North Korean media.

15

India transgender officer rejoins duty after rare show of support

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The 29-year-old policeman was allowed to rejoin the force after a minister backed him.