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Asia-Pacific News

Seven jets from a French aircraft carrier make unscheduled landings in Indonesia due to bad weather.
38 minutes ago • BBC News

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Exit polls suggest a win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as voting ends in the marathon election.
9 hours ago • BBC News
Australia's Sportsbet handed out A$1m to those betting on a Labor win, two days before the vote.
10 hours ago • BBC News
In the chaos of his predecessor's brutal ouster, Scott Morrison built a shrewd election strategy.
13 hours ago • BBC News
Conservative Scott Morrison's victory is a few seats from a majority as final votes are counted.
19 hours ago • BBC News
Voting takes place in the prime minister's seat at the end of a long, bruising election.
23 hours ago • BBC News
A religious conservative, Scott Morrison is a pragmatist who appeals to the moderate wing of his party.
1 day ago • BBC News
The opposition leader said he had called conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison to congratulate him.
1 day ago • BBC News
Scott Morrison has pulled off an unlikely election victory, but will that guarantee him a full term?
1 day ago • BBC News
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked voters for re-electing his centre-right Coalition.
1 day ago • BBC News
Kevin Mallory, 62, is sentenced to 20 years in prison for disclosing military secrets.
2 days ago • BBC News
The priest boarded military buses with 360 people at the end of Sri Lanka's civil war - they were never seen again.
2 days ago • BBC News
A record number are registered to vote in a poll that comes months after a brutal leadership tussle.
2 days ago • BBC News
A dog that lost the use of one of its legs digs out a baby buried alive in a field in Thailand.
2 days ago • BBC News
Queensland could be critical in Australia election where small town voters say they just want jobs.
2 days ago • BBC News
Disappointed voters and small parties - some with extremist views - could disrupt the Queensland poll.
3 days ago • BBC News
India's political parties promise free electricity to farmers and ambitious infrastructure projects.
3 days ago • BBC News
His works range from the famous Louvre Museum pyramid in Paris, to Hong Kong's Bank of China Tower.
3 days ago • BBC News
Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have already spent six months in custody.
3 days ago • BBC News

Israel Folau's contract is terminated by Rugby Australia after he said "hell awaits" gay people in a social media post.
3 days ago • BBC News
Tributes are paid to the man who designed iconic buildings including the pyramid outside the Louvre.
3 days ago • BBC News
Taiwan's parliament becomes the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling.
3 days ago • BBC News
The new film Photograph, set in Mumbai, is a story of two characters coming together.
4 days ago • BBC News
The charismatic Bob Hawke helped to modernise the economy and was renowned for his love of beer.
3 days ago • BBC News
A budget request was made to refund the militants for food and lodging at peace talks, says an aide.
3 days ago • BBC News
Up to a million shoes are among the tide of plastic debris washed up on an Australian island say scientists.
3 days ago • BBC News
US-China tensions have risen after President Trump imposed measures widely thought to target Huawei.
3 days ago • BBC News
One of these candidates is expected to make history in Australia's upcoming election.
3 days ago • BBC News
Australia's Nick Kyrgios forfeits his second-round match at the Italian Open after walking off court against Norway's Casper Ruud.
3 days ago • BBC News
Her comment was a response to a statement that Nathuram Godse, a Hindu, was India's first "extremist".
3 days ago • BBC News
Thousands of civilians were trapped as the Sri Lankan army closed in on Tamil Tiger rebels
5 days ago • BBC News
The charismatic Labor prime minister for much of the 1980 has died, his family announces.
4 days ago • BBC News
There has been controversy over the deaths of election officials in Indonesia - is it justified?
4 days ago • BBC News
Canada sent tonnes of rubbish wrongly labelled as recyclable and then missed a deadline to retrieve it.
4 days ago • BBC News
Millions are at risk as North Korea says this is the worst drought to hit the country in decades.
4 days ago • BBC News
Increasing crimes against Muslims in India has led to fears that the country is becoming intolerant.
4 days ago • BBC News
Nanita, a first-time Indian voter, says she is most concerned about finding a good job.
4 days ago • BBC News
The Chinese Chang'e-4 rover may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the Moon's far side.
4 days ago • BBC News
Women MPs say a culture change is badly needed to save parliament from sexism and falling diversity.
4 days ago • BBC News
The pledge was made by executives at a Paris summit prompted by the New Zealand mosque attacks.
4 days ago • BBC News
The Chinese leader says it is "stupid" to believe in racial superiority as tensions with the US rise.
4 days ago • BBC News
The Chinese firm launches an action camera with built-in stabilisation and a front colour screen.
4 days ago • BBC News
The country had previously only blocked the Chinese language version of the site.
5 days ago • BBC News
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls Facebook's new policy a "good first step".
5 days ago • BBC News
The Chinese telecoms firm has drawn international scrutiny amid concerns it poses a security risk.
5 days ago • BBC News
China has come up with its own champions - Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, known as the BATs.
5 days ago • BBC News
Kate Miller-Heidke makes it through the first semi-final - but Finland gets a Darude awakening.
5 days ago • BBC News
Will Priyanka Gandhi's efforts make any difference to the fortunes of the party in India's elections?
5 days ago • BBC News
Officials say gangs of Chinese criminals are trafficking Pakistani women under the guise of marriage.
5 days ago • BBC News

Australian election officials cross air, land and sea - sometimes to set up a single ballot box.
5 days ago • BBC News

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