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A high-level Chinese study says a massive work scheme is reducing Uighur population density in Xinjiang.

Attorney General Christian Porter says he strongly rejects an allegation he raped a girl in 1988.

The women, aged 18-20, worked for a local TV station and were killed on their way home from work.

The 46,000-year-old Juukan Gorge rock shelters were destroyed to make way for an iron ore mine last year.

Yusaku Maezawa says he will pay for the entire trip, so those who come onboard will fly for free.

Airlines in the region are coming up with different strategies to tackle the pandemic travel slump.

The sharks live in deep waters and are thought to use light as a form of camouflage.

Speaking to the BBC, Lee Hsien Loong condemns the use of violence against unarmed protesters.

The latest eruption from Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra sends ash up to 5km (3.1 miles) into the air.

The games' organising committee aims to have women make up 40% of its board members.

Thousands of flamingos migrate to western India every year in search for food and nesting grounds.

The government had decided last week to lift a ban on burials after criticism from minorities.

An archaic Japanese law requires married couples to adopt the same surname, but many are asking why.

A political adviser's accusation has prompted other women to come forward with their own allegations.

Writers may be self-censoring because they don't want to be "cancelled", author Kazuo Ishiguro says.

Chloe Zhao is hailed as a "huge inspiration for young Asian girls" after her Golden Globes win.

The Serum Institute of India isn't a household name, but it's the world's largest vaccine maker.

Several waves of Pokémania have swept the globe, keeping this lucrative franchise relevant for 25 years.

While Western sanctions may not help, China and South East Asia's influence may hold some sway.

Ayesha and Irshad were breadwinners in a former Pakistani tribal area where militancy is rising again.

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The move will help millions of people, Rishi Sunak says, ahead of setting out his tax and spending plans.

Newly published documents raise further questions about the Alex Salmond saga.

The race is on to find out if those with cancer and other conditions can be protected as the UK unlocks.

International arrivals from countries not on the UK's "red list" must take two Covid tests during quarantine.

Schools will be able to offer some sessions to years 7, 8 and 9 but it will not be a full return.

The advertising watchdog reprimands the social media influencer over an Instagram prize draw.

The health secretary says 379 households in south-east England are being contacted.

The Duchess of Sussex is seeking up to £1.5m in legal costs from the publisher of the newspaper.

Under proposals in a new report, company founders could maintain control even after listing them on a London exchange.

Verbal reasoning transfer tests could replace English and Maths papers due to pandemic disruption.

Midfielder Peter Whittingham, 35, suffered a traumatic head injury at the pub nearly a year ago.

Tory benefactors could pay for refurbishments to Boris Johnson's residence, unconfirmed reports suggest.

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday morning.

The island returns to a three-week lockdown after a sharp rise in unexplained coronavirus cases.

Catching up is only part of helping pupils move forward after Covid, says education recovery tsar.

As part of the phased return of pupils across Scotland, children in P4-P7 will also return full time.

The first detailed studies of the P.1 variant suggest it may be up to twice as transmissible.

Rapid tests will give confidence that schools can open safely, a government science adviser says.

South Wales Police hands out 370 fines for Covid breaches after people flock to beauty spots.

NHS staff arranged the wedding when the groom's condition deteriorated in intensive care.