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North Korea's Kim Jong-un crosses into South Korea

BBC / Asia

In a hugely symbolic moment North Korea's Kim Jong-un has crossed South Korea for historic talks.

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Does Trump deserve the credit for NK talks?

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Kim Jong-un has agreed to talks with South Korea and America. President Trump says he deserves the credit.

South Korea fishermen sail near the North and dream of unification

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South Korean fishermen have feared a war with the North for years but hope things are getting better.

Crossing Divides: Hindus and Sikhs help build a mosque in India

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India's religious groups have often clashed but BBC Hindi finds a rare harmony fostered in one village.

Thursday, Apr 26

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Philippines protests as Kuwait expels envoy over maid 'rescues'

BBC / News

The Philippine envoy is told to leave after videos show embassy staff helping domestic workers.

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South Koreans send aid to the North in floating plastic bottles

BBC / News

South Korean activists provide their neighbours in the North with food and medicine delivered by sea.

India state records 36,749 lightning strikes in 13 hours

BBC / Asia

Nine people have been killed in Andhra Pradesh amid an unusually high number of lightning strikes.

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Rolling out a welcome for Kim Jong-un

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South Korean social media split over plans to hold a guard of honour to welcome the North Korean leader.

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Tokio boy band member apologises for kissing schoolgirl

BBC / Asia

Tatsuya Yamaguchi of boy band Tokio says "no apology is enough" after forcibly kissing a schoolgirl.

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'Real bodies' exhibition causes controversy in Australia

BBC / News

Organisers reject an assertion that the exhibition may contain executed Chinese political prisoners.

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India China: Why is Modi meeting Xi now?

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Analyst Shashank Joshi explains why the two Asian giants have decided to ease tension.

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Kim Jong-un to meet Moon Jae-in at Korean border for summit

BBC.com

Final details are announced for Friday's historic meeting between the two Korean leaders.

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Pupils die as India school bus hits train

BBC / Asia

Thirteen children die as their bus rams into a train at an unmanned rail crossing, police say.

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How food can shape politics

BBC.com

Why what's on the table can determine what's on the agenda.

The house that is in both India and Myanmar

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The international border between India and Myanmar runs through this house in Longwa village.

Korean talks: What will come from Kim-Moon meeting?

BBC / Asia

The talks are unlikely to rid Pyongyang of its nuclear weapons but could bring the countries closer.

'Why I performed magic in North Korea'

BBC / News

A Singaporean magician explains how he ended up performing in a Pyongyang arts festival.

How to Hanami: Chasing Japan's cherry blossom season

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Japan's cherry blossom festival is a short-lived spring experience that draws millions of visitors.

The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

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The customised robot is part of a study looking at how technology can help those in rural areas.

Wednesday, Apr 25

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North Korea test site could be unusable after collapse - Chinese scientists

BBC / News

The last nuclear test may have rendered the Punggye-ri test site unusable, say Chinese scientists.

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Pakistan exhumes Italian Sana Cheema's body in 'honour killing' probe

BBC / Asia

Pakistani police are investigating whether Sana Cheema, 26, was murdered in a so-called honour-killing.

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Why is Japan whipped up over a mango mousse?

BBC / Asia

The mango mousse shows a map of the Koreas, complete with islands claimed by Japan.

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India teacher arrested over wedding bomb murder

BBC / News

Punjilal Meher allegedly plotted the killing after the victim's mother was promoted over him at work.

Asaram Bapu: Indian guru sentenced to life for raping girl

BBC.com

The self-styled holy man with a global following of millions is jailed for life for attacking a girl.

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Singapore mourns Inuka, the world's only 'tropical polar bear'

BBC.com

The much-loved bear, Inuka, died in Singapore Zoo after battling a series of age-related ailments.

Anzac Day marked in Australia and New Zealand

BBC / Australia

The day marking the countries' participation in World War One is a time of remembrance and national pride.

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Shire recommends Takeda's revised £46bn takeover offer

BBC / Business

The improved bid comes after the Irish drugmaker rejected a series of offers from the Japanese firm.

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The Japanese concept of forest bathing

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Examining the art of how trees can help you find health and happiness.

Florida school shooting: ‘It was like a war zone’

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A teacher who saved lives in the Florida school shooting in February describes the ordeal.

#MeToo Japan: What happened when women broke their silence

BBC / Asia

Women have come forward to tell their story but Japan remains slow to embrace the #MeToo movement.