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Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills dozens

BBC.com

At least 31 people queuing to register to vote die in a suicide attack in Kabul, officials say.

10

China dragon boat accident leaves 17 dead

BBC / Asia

The accident during race practice on a river in China may have been caused by a strong current.

02

Pakistan's Ziarat: An ancient juniper forest and its living fossils

BBC / Asia

Mature trees at Ziarat in Balochistan are often thousands of years old, but many end up as firewood.

How leisure time is changing for North Korea's privileged

www.bbc.co.uk

The way Pyongyang's middle-class enjoy themselves is changing, but rural areas continue to miss out.

Saturday, Apr 21

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Palestinian lecturer and Hamas member killed in Malaysia

BBC.com

Malaysian officials say the suspects are believed to have links to a foreign intelligence service.

17

India introduces death penalty for child rapists

BBC.com

The change to the penal code comes amid nationwide outrage over high-profile cases of child rape.

14

North Korea missile and nuclear test halt hailed

BBC.com

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's announcement is welcomed by world powers, ahead of key summits.

10

The plastic choking Indonesian rivers

www.bbc.co.uk

A crisis of plastic waste in Indonesia has become so acute that the army has been called in to help.

09

North Korea 'halts missile and nuclear tests', says Kim Jong-un

BBC.com

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's announcement is welcomed by the US, South Korea and China.

03

What do Indian parents tell their children about rape?

www.bbc.co.uk

With so much news around rape and murder, how do parents explain these events to their children?

Friday, Apr 20

17

Kyrgyz mayor dons fake beard to tour city in disguise

www.bbc.co.uk

Bishkek's first citizen says he wears a fake beard so that he can see the city's problems first-hand.

16

North Korea undergoes an image change ahead of summits

BBC.com

Pyongyang softens its rhetoric toward its neighbours and gives Kim Jong-un a minor makeover as high level meetings loom.

15

India rape crisis: Twitter users rally round hunger striker

BBC / Asia

Indian Twitter users rally around hashtag "daughter in danger" in support of Delhi women's commissioner.

14

China deters jaywalkers with water spray at crossing

BBC / News

Traffic police in one Chinese city have set up motion sensors with sprays to deter jaywalkers.

Fifa fines the Lao Football Federation after a BBC story

BBC / Africa

Fifa imposes a fine on the Lao Football Federation for trafficking African youngsters with the help of information supplied by BBC Sport.

Meesha Shafi: Pakistan actress says pop star Ali Zafar harassed her

BBC / Asia

Reluctant Fundamentalist actress Meesha Shafi says singer Ali Zafar sexually harassed her.

13

North and South Korea set up hotline ahead of summit

BBC / News

The leaders of the North and South are about to hold their first summit in over a decade.

12

Why Ardern's Maori cloak, worn to meet the Queen, delighted New Zealand

BBC / Asia

New Zealand's prime minister dons a Maori korowai, steeped in tradition and cultural significance.

11

UK apologises for torn India flag in anti-Modi protests

www.bbc.co.uk

The protests were sparked by two recent incidents of rape in India that outraged the country.

10

Gujarat riots: India court overturns Maya Kodnani conviction

www.bbc.co.uk

A court overturns a 28 year jail sentence for senior BJP party member Maya Kodnani over the 2002 riots.

04

Australia bank inquiry ousts first executive amid fee scandal

BBC / Australia

The head of the nation's largest wealth manager steps down over a damaging fee scandal.

02

Why this India priest carried an 'untouchable' into a temple

BBC.com

The dramatic gesture made headlines because Dalits have historically been denied entry into temples.

Five ways China's past has shaped its present

www.bbc.co.uk

To understand China's approach today to trade, foreign policy or censorship, consider its history.

K-foreign: The hidden Westerners in Korean drama

BBC / News

South Koreans dominate the K-drama industry, but what if you're a foreigner trying to make it big?

Thursday, Apr 19

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'Sea nomads' evolved for free-diving

BBC / Science

In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.

19

Boracay: Paradise islanders fear tourist shutdown

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These Philippine islanders fear a six month tourist ban will destroy their livelihoods.

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Indian Premier League: Chennai Super Kings charter train to Pune for fans

www.bbc.co.uk

IPL side Chennai Super Kings charter a special train to take fans over 1,000km to Pune for their latest 'home' match

India video reunites man with family after 40 years

BBC / News

A former Indian soldier who disappeared in 1978 finds his family after they spot him on YouTube.

15

Banyan: Insecticide 'drip' to save 700-year-old Indian tree

BBC / Asia

Spread across three acres, the tree is reportedly the second largest of its kind in the world.

11

#MeToo hits Japan as Junichi Fukuda quits over harassment claims

BBC / Asia

A Japanese broadcaster plans a complaint as a journalist says she's been harassed by a top official.