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30 October 2014 Last updated at 23:41 ET

Australia urged to send Ebola medicsPrime Minister Tony Abbott speaks to the media at Sydney Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices - 19 September 2014

Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.


October 1, 2012, Myanmar President Thein Sein (C) greets supporters as he arrives at Yangon International Airport Obama urges 'credible' Myanmar vote

US President Barack Obama calls for an "inclusive and credible" election process when Myanmar hold elections next year.

 South Korean soldiers participate in an anti-chemical and anti-biological terror drill on November 18, 2013 in Seoul, South KoreaPrison for S Korea bullying soldiers

A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.

Media round-ups

Carrie Gracie Article written by Carrie Gracie Carrie Gracie BBC China editor

China Week: Emissions, executions and broken dreams

US interest, execution figures and exploited camels: The BBC's Carrie Gracie takes a look at what's been making headlines across China this week.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Black money: Making a mountain out of a molehill?

Is India's government playing politics with black money?

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Andrew North Article written by Andrew North Andrew North South Asia correspondent

Why are India's air force planes falling out of the sky?

All air forces have accidents, but accounts of Indian warplanes crashing on training flights have become almost routine news, writes Andrew North.

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Special Reports

A woman riding a scooter waits for a traffic signal along a street in Mumbai February 5, 2014.Special report: India Direct

Beyond the headlines and exploring the people, economy and culture of India.

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