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Canada MP Sorry For Catherine McKenna 'Climate Barbie' Remark

A Canadian Conservative MP has apologised after referring to environment minister Catherine McKenna as "climate Barbie".

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India Rape: Second Uncle Held In 10-year-old Pregnant Child's Case

A second uncle of a 10-year-old Indian child who gave birth to a baby girl last month has been arrested for allegedly raping her.

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India Women Reject 'Poor Quality' Free Saris From Government

A scheme to gift saris to poor women as part of festival celebrations in the south Indian state of Telangana backfired after women began rejecting the "poor quality" garments.

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Chinese President Expresses Condolences To Mexico Over Earthquake

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a condolence message to his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto over a strong earthquake that hit central Mexico, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Toshiba To Sell Chip Unit For $18bn To Plug Losses

Toshiba has sold its prized semiconductor business to a group led by US private equity firm Bain Capital in a bid to keep its struggling business afloat.

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Why Is A Condom Advert With Sunny Leone Angering Indians?

An advertisement promoting the popular Manforce brand of condoms ahead of the major Hindu festival of Navratri in the western state of Gujarat has angered some Indians. The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi explains the controversy.

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Sri Lankan Baby Farms: Minister Admits Illegal Adoption Trade

Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s.

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Rohingya Crisis: Myanmar VP 'Concerned' About Rakhine Exodus

Myanmar's Vice-President Henry Van Thio has said his government is "deeply concerned" about the exodus of people from Rakhine state into Bangladesh.

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Hurricane Maria: Whole Of Puerto Rico Without Power

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, emergency officials have said.

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Venezuela's Maduro Interprets Trump's UN Comments As Death Threat

Nicolas Maduro.

CARACAS -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that he considered US President Donald Trump’s remarks in his United Nations General Assembly speech to be a death threat.

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