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A court has thrown out a high-profile sexual harassment case. Can China's feminist movement survive?

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen travels to Helmand province, a month after the hardline Islamists took control.

The property giant has missed an interest payment deadline, fuelling concerns that it will collapse.

Indian princes were often stereotyped as lazy hedonists, but they were serious political figures.

Afghan news anchor Beheshta Arghand made history when she interviewed the Taliban.

The hardline group says anyone cutting beards will be punished as it breaches their reading of Islamic law.

Two Canadians detained by China are also freed, bringing to an end a three-year diplomatic row.

After three years, Huawei's chief financial officer has a US extradition request against her dropped.

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen goes inside Kabul's main jail, where former Taliban inmates are now caretakers.

The leaders of the US, Japan, India and Australia also launched a new climate initiative at the US summit.

Kim Yo-jong was responding to a renewed call from the South to officially declare an end to the Korean War.

Two men dressed as lawyers opened fire in court on a man police detained on charges of murder and extortion.

The 15-year-old girl in Mumbai was alleged gang-raped for around nine months.

The 'Quad' - India, Australia, Japan and the US - are meeting for the first time as a group.

The workers in Singapore are enduring one of the longest Covid confinement periods in the world.

China has not been very socialist for years, but the Communist Party looks set to change that.

Australia has taken a central role in the Aukus defence pact - there are major benefits and risks too.

One resident thought the 5.9 magnitude quake was just his neighbours doing an intense workout.

He allegedly insulted Cambodia's government, prompting heavily-armed policemen to arrest him.

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It comes as the Petrol Retailers Association warns that up to two-thirds of its members are out of fuel.

The changes - opposed by many on the left - give MPs more say in choosing future Labour leaders.

Increasing numbers are raising money to go private rather than wait for NHS operations.

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves will promise a fairer property tax in a speech to Labour's conference.

A 36-year-old was arrested on Sunday in what police describe as a "significant development".

The McFly singer and professional dancer Amy Dowden will miss Saturday's show after getting Covid.

The Labour leader calls for "mature, respectful debate" over trans rights after MP's comments.

Lead singer Francis Rossi calls Lancaster an integral part of the band's sound and success.

The United States regain the Ryder Cup, beating Europe by a record 19-9 score at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix after a frantic last few laps caused by heavy rain dashed Lando Norris' hopes of a maiden victory.

Nationwide Building Society sets up a fraud checking hotline, but says wider changes are need to halt fraud.

Anne Lister's life was dramatised in the television series Gentleman Jack.

Some classes have seen 50% of pupils testing positive, a local authority education lead says.

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Research identifies 20,000 missing patients in England - and warns more staff and equipment are needed.

The executive agrees to ease more of NI's restrictions on 14 October, subject to a review.

Numbers waiting for hospital treatment and A&E waiting times are the worst on record.

The UK's refusal to accept vaccine certificates from Africa could increase hesitancy, says Africa CDC.

Tenants are being evicted due to rent arrears built up during the pandemic, an investigation finds.

Reka Gawa opened the Himalaya Cafe after a chance meeting with the spiritual leader almost 20 years ago.