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Duterte declared next Philippine leader
Rodrigo Duterte is officially declared the next president of the Philippines by parliament, but chooses not to attend the ceremony.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 12:10

Why do Indian-Americans win spelling bee contests?
Why do Indian-Americans dominate spelling contests?
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 11:46

HK protester Tsang sentenced for assault
Hong Kong activist Ken Tsang is sentenced to five weeks in prison for assault and resisting arrest during pro-democracy protests in 2014.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 11:04

Crocodile snatches woman night swimmer
A woman is feared dead after a crocodile attack in Australia's Daintree National Park.
bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 10:18

Students die as live wire falls on bus
Two students are electrocuted and at least 30 others injured when a live wire falls on their school bus in southern India's Tamil Nadu state.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 10:00

Japan hostage photo from Syria 'genuine'
Japan says a newly released photograph purporting to show a journalist who is being held hostage in Syria appealing for help is genuine.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 08:43

China bans students tearing up textbooks
A Chinese city bans high school students from tearing up textbooks or yelling in hallways to relieve exam pressure, state media said.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 08:26

India plane wreckage becomes tourist attraction
A plane that crashed last week on the outskirts of the Indian capital, Delhi, is attracting a steady stream of sightseers.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 08:10

Search resumes for abandoned Japan boy
Search teams resume their hunt for a seven-year-old Japanese boy whose parents said they left him alone in woods in Hokkaido as a punishment.
bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 06:20

Nepal man wins world's highest marathon
A Nepali soldier wins the world's highest marathon on Mount Everest.
bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 05:12

VIDEO: 'Human arrow' leap over Great Wall of China
US wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss successfully hits a target suspended over the Great Wall of China.
bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 04:04

Bleaching 'killing Great Barrier Reef'
At least 35% of corals in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been destroyed by mass bleaching, scientists warn.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 03:53

Enforcing family care by law in Shanghai
Can you force people to care for the elderly?
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 02:25

Painting through Manila's murky waters
Artists highlight pollution in Manila's rivers
bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 01:43

Why journalists are leaving India's Chhattisgarh
Journalists face arrests and intimidation in Indian state
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 01:39

VIDEO: Can you force people to care for the elderly?
The Shanghai government thinks the tradition of caring for your elderly is fading in China and so the worst offenders could have their credit scores downgraded.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 01:13

VIDEO: No sari needed to pick coconuts in India
Coconut picking has been traditionally a man's job in India but women are now filling the gap.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-May-2016 00:26

Sunrisers Hyderabad win IPL final
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs to claim their first Indian Premier League title.
bbc.co.uk | 29-May-2016 20:43

VIDEO: Elephant calf rescued from drain
An elephant calf has been rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-May-2016 17:04

Japan boy left in woods 'as punishment'
The parents of a seven-year-old boy missing in the mountains of northern Japan admit that they left him alone in the woods as a punishment.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-May-2016 16:02

India arrests over assaults on Africans
Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks in Delhi last week on Africans, assaults that have strained diplomatic ties.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-May-2016 15:32

'Guarantees needed if Tata pulls sale'
Tata would need to give guarantees it is in the UK steel industry for the long run if it scraps its planned sale of plants, Stephen Kinnock says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-May-2016 10:43

China firm sorry over race-row advert
A Chinese firm apologises over a now notorious advert in which a black man is stuffed into a washing machine and emerges a light-skinned Asian.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-May-2016 07:55

Jatra: India's former folk theatre actors struggle to survive
Portraits of India's struggling folk theatre artists
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-May-2016 01:39

The opium farmers with the police on their side
The opium growers with the police on their side
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-May-2016 01:36

Pakistan bans TV contraceptive adverts
Pakistan's media regulator bans commercials for family planning products after complaints that they prompted curiosity in "innocent children".
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-May-2016 17:53

Chinese theme park 'to take on Disney'
China's richest man opens a huge entertainment complex in the city of Nanchang to compete with Disney, which is launching its own theme park next month.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-May-2016 17:30

Rival Australian groups clash on race
Australian police use pepper spray to break up clashes between two rival groups battling over race and immigration in Melbourne.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-May-2016 14:33

Kim Jong-un aunt 'lives American Dream'
An aunt of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un is running a dry-cleaning business in the US after defecting in 1998, the Washington Post reports.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-May-2016 13:38

US curfew on Okinawa after death
The US military base on Japan's island of Okinawa imposes a curfew after the arrest of an ex-Marine suspected of killing a woman.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-May-2016 12:07

What animals can swim up your toilet?
The animals that might swim up your toilet
bbc.co.uk | 28-May-2016 01:34

UK citizen jailed in US for airport plot
A British citizen who US prosecutors say plotted to carry out a suicide bomb attack at Heathrow Airport is jailed for 40 years in the US.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 23:09

VIDEO: Sydney Opera House shines in light display
The Sydney Opera House is among many landmarks in the Australian city lit up as part of a festival of light and music.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 21:18

Producer sacked after Lebanon 'kidnap'
The producer of an Australian TV programme loses his job after his team is accused of kidnapping two children involved in a custody dispute.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 17:32

VIDEO: Afghan views on new Taliban leader
Taliban groups across Afghanistan are rallying behind their new leader Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 16:58

VIDEO: China's 'racist' whitewashing advert
A Chinese detergent advertisement is being dubbed the most racist commercial to be screened.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 16:30

Jill Meagher's murder 'was preventable'
The murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher in Australia could have been prevented, a coroner says
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 14:41

Is this the most racist advertisement ever made?
A Chinese laundry detergent advertisement is causing widespread outrage online, being dubbed the most racist commercial to be screened.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 12:11

Obama: Hiroshima memory must not fade
Barack Obama becomes the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima, saying the memory of the US 1945 nuclear bombing must never fade.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 12:09

N Korea 'could be linked to bank heists'
A top cyber-security firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 11:12

Maori 'emotiki' launched in New Zealand
A new set of emojis will include Maori cultural concepts such as haka moves.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 11:08

Narendra Modi: BBC cartoonist looks at India PM's two years in power
The BBC Hindi's in-house cartoonist takes a look at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two years in power.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 10:46

Possible MH370 debris found in Mozambique
Experts following the MH370 search say it is likely a new piece of debris found by a BBC reader in Mozambique came from the missing plane.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 10:36

Australia removed from UN climate report
All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia are removed from a UN report after a government request.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 10:00

Youth mobs drive teachers from Australia town
Teachers evacuated from Australian town after children attack
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 08:25

India probes Nigerian student 'attack'
India's foreign ministry says it is looking into an alleged attack on a Nigerian student by a local man in the southern city of Hyderabad.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-May-2016 07:56

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