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22 February 2012 Last updated at 12:31 ET

Six dead in Afghan Koran protestsAfghan protester, Kabul (22 Feb)

At least six people are killed and dozens injured in Afghanistan as protests spread over the burning of the Koran at a US airbase near Kabul.

File photo of Kevin Rudd at APEC Disaster Resiliency Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii 11 November, 2011 Australia FM Kevin Rudd resigns

Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigns amid widespread reports of a leadership tussle between him and Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Mansoor Ijaz arrives at the Pakistani High Commission in LondonPakistan 'memogate' man testifies

Mansoor Ijaz, the man at the centre of Pakistan's "memogate" scandal, begins giving video link testimony to a judicial commission in Islamabad.

Damian Grammaticas Article written by Damian Grammaticas Damian Grammaticas Beijing correspondent

Who is Xi Jinping? Watch

What do we know about the man in line to be China's next leader?

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Is hope a fiction for India's poor?

Katherine Boo's book on a Mumbai slum is a forensic investigation into the lives of India's poor.

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New lifestyles in changing societies

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