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Jumpei Yasuda: Japanese journalist held hostage in Syria 'freed'

BBC / Asia

Japan's government says it has been told by Qatar that a man likely to be Jumpei Yasuda is in Turkey.

15

Taiwan train crash driver disabled speed controls

BBC / Asia

Eighteen people died when a passenger train derailed - Taiwan's worst rail accident in decades.

14

Harry and Meghan: Duke sips kava drink as royals land in Fiji

BBC / UK

People cheered as the duke tried kava - a traditional non-alcoholic social drink.

Geoffrey Rush emotional at 'groping' story trial

BBC / Australia

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush is suing an Australian newspaper over stories it ran about him.

09

World's longest sea bridge: Aerial shots over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai crossing

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It connects Hong Kong with mainland China, but the mega-bridge is not without controversy.

07

UK Invictus athlete comforted by team-mate

BBC / Asia

UK competitor Paul Guest was embraced by his team-mate after being unsettled by a helicopter.

05

World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

BBC / Asia

The $20bn bridge spanning 55km is an engineering marvel but has been dogged by safety issues and delays.

Monday, Oct 22

22

Koreas to remove guns and guard posts from Panmunjom 'truce town'

BBC / Asia

The move aims to reduce tensions at Panmunjom where troops from both sides face each other.

17

Nauru migrants: Australia evacuates 11 children off detention island

BBC / Australia

The move comes amid reports of a mental health crisis affecting young people on the island.

12

In pictures: World's longest sea bridge

BBC.com

The 55km bridge and tunnel linking Hong Kong to mainland China via Macau is set to open, years late.

11

Shanghai Composite: surges on hopes of market support

BBC / Asia

The jump comes after Chinese officials moved to boost investor confidence as growth slows.

Amritsar train crash: India searches for blame after crowd mowed down

BBC / Asia

Hundreds of festival-goers stood on a track unaware a train was heading for them them at full speed.

09

Australia sexual abuse: National apology delivered to victims

BBC / Asia

"We finally acknowledge and confront the lost screams of our children" - PM Scott Morrison.

08

Apology isn't enough for some sex abuse victims

BBC / Australia

The apology to tens of thousands of sexual abuse survivors left many feeling conflicted.

07

Chris Hemsworth picks up US hitchhiker in Australia

BBC

Musician Scott Hildebrand got a helicopter lift in Australia with the superhero film star.

05

Australia sexual abuse: PM delivers apology to victims

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gives a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse.

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18

BBC.com

At least 187 others have been injured in the island's worst rail accident in 27 years.

03

Will the next K-pop star be from the Bronx?

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A training centre in New York City is teaching hopefuls on how to break into K-pop.

Sunday, Oct 21

16

Legendary team's 1921 Everest album

BBC / Science

Newly digitised pictures shine light on the first British reconnaissance trip to Everest, in 1921.

15

Giant cave hall discovered down sinkhole in Guangxi, China

BBC / News

Climbers found the 6.7-million-cubic-metre cave at the bottom of a massive sinkhole in China.

10

Top Macau official Zheng Xiaosong dead after fall from building

BBC / News

Beijing said Zheng Xiaosong had been suffering from depression, implying he had killed himself.

02

The day out that reunited an Indian boy with his family

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Hassan Ali, who ran away aged six, finds his family nine years later after a day out in Delhi.

Do you speak Telugu? Welcome to America

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What's the fastest-growing language in the US?

K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West

BBC

A revolution in Korean beauty trends has come to the UK, but why does it appeal so much to millennials?

Saturday, Oct 20

17

Afghanistan election: Voters defy violence to cast ballots

BBC / Asia

Dozens are killed or injured, as the long-awaited elections are extended into a second day.

Amritsar: At least 59 dead as India train mows down crowd

BBC / News

Victims were standing on the tracks watching celebrations for the Hindu festival of Dusshera.

13

Australia government suffers Wentworth by-election defeat

BBC / Australia

The ruling coalition's one-seat majority evaporates after it loses a by-election to an independent.

04

Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission to Mercury

BBC / Science

Europe and Japan celebrate the successful launch of their joint quest to visit the closest planet to the Sun.

02

'Fake moon'

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The sci-fi plan would use giant mirrors in space to light city streets, but scientists are sceptical.

Friday, Oct 19

19

Afghanistan election: Female MP refutes 'heavy' make-up news report

BBC / News

An Afghan news channel has focused on female candidates' appearance in the run-up to the parliamentary election.