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20 November 2014 Last updated at 13:26 ET

Woman becomes symbol of Afghan deadpink library card showing young girl's photograph

A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.


The South Korean ferry Sewol sinks off Jindo, South Korea, on 16 April 2014Sewol ferry firm head imprisoned

The head of the operator of the South Korean Sewol ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people is sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Media round-ups

Jon Donnison Article written by Jon Donnison Jon Donnison Sydney correspondent

G20 summit: Koalas and 'shirtfronting'

The BBC's Jon Donnison says that despite economic and environmental pledges, this year's G20 summit will be remembered best for the koalas.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Why so many Indians flock to gurus

As long as belief in magic and miracle survives and times remain uncertain, India's gurus are assured a place in the sun, writes Soutik Biswas.

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

World Internet Conference: Has China overcome paranoia?

Will hosting the World Internet Conference finally allow China to overcome its paranoia over the internet? The BBC's Carrie Gracie travels to Wuzhen to find out.

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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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  • This illustration picture taken on 4 January, 2013 shows a laptop screen displaying a denial of access message on the homepage of 'Annals of the Yellow Emperor' in Beijing'China wired

    But can Beijing conquer its paranoia over the internet?

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