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Appoint people of colour to senior theatre roles, British Asian artistic director says

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Britain’s leading theatre companies must appoint more people of colour and from working-class backgrounds at senior levels to drive real and lasting change in the sector, a British Asian artistic director has said. Pr...

Scientists step up hunt for ‘Asian unicorn’, one of world’s rarest animals

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Weighing 80-100kg and sporting long straight horns, white spots on its face and large facial scent glands, the saola does not sound like an animal that would be hard to spot. But it was not until 1992 that this elusiv...

‘This show is a historical event’: celebrating ‘unseen’ Asian American artists

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A groundbreaking new show in New York showcases the work of three under-recognized Asian American sculptors who worked and taught in the city during the 1960s and 70s. On view at Chelsea’s Tina Kim Gallery, The Unseen...

Can you say Squid Game in Korean? TV show fuels demand for east Asian language learning

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Whether it’s down to Squid Game or kawaii culture, fascination with Korea and Japan is fuelling a boom in learning east Asian languages. Japanese is the fastest growing language to be learned in the UK this year on th...

Black and south Asian people in UK urged to get jabs to cut higher Covid death rates

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Doctors have urged unvaccinated Black and south Asian people to get their Covid jabs after new data revealed hospitalisations and deaths are higher in those groups, despite infection rates being lower than in white pe...

Monty Panesar: ‘My message to British Asian players is focus on your cricket’

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“I liked your article on Azeem Rafiq,” Monty Panesar tells me with a glint in his eye before we have even sat down. “But I want to challenge it.” Always nice to meet a reader. Albeit, these days Panesar has something ...

UK invites south-east Asian nations to G7 summit amid Aukus tensions

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The UK has invited south-east Asian nations to attend a G7 foreign ministers meeting in Liverpool next month, in a move that risks highlighting concerns that the new alliance between Britain, the US and Australia will...

It’s not just cricket. Racism against Yorkshire’s south Asian Muslims has a long history

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In the days since Azeem Rafiq gave evidence recounting the racism he faced within the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, people of colour across Britain have been moved to share their own accounts. But there is something ...

‘It’s not about cricket’: Rafiq testimony resonates with Yorkshire’s Asian community

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Every year, a British Asian small business owner in West Yorkshire sends his neighbour a card and leaves a gift on his doorstep. And every year, without fail, that neighbour ignores him. “Ever since we moved in, he wo...

How Asian Americans are blazing a new path in a blooming pot industry

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Cannabis has been widely used in traditional Asian medicines for more than a millennium but before its now widespread legalization in the United States it was seen among many Asian-American communities as a frowned up...

Gene common in south Asian people doubles risk of Covid death, study finds

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Scientists have identified a gene that doubles the risks of respiratory failure and death from Covid and could explain why people of south Asian heritage are more vulnerable to the disease. The gene, which changes the...

‘I am Asian, not what people expect’: Derby woman to trek solo to south pole

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When she returned from a trek across Greenland last year, Preet Chandi had a mild case of frostbite on her nose. “I remember somebody saying to me they’ve never seen an injury like that on somebody of my colour skin b...

South-east Asian states to invite non-political figure in Myanmar to summit

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South-east Asian countries will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a regional summit this month, delivering an unprecedented snub to the military leader who led a coup against an elected civilian go...

MP loses charity role after allegedly saying Asian ministers ‘look the same’

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A Conservative MP has been axed from his senior role with a charity for apparently mixing up two senior Asian ministers, allegedly saying “they all look the same to me”. James Gray was told to step back as a commander...

Phil Wang: ‘It was a shock to find out how Asian I was’

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Phil Wang is trying to think of a comedian who isn’t an introvert. When he’s really pondering a subject hard his eyes typically roll upwards, his pupils almost disappearing into his eyelids, like he had written the an...

US aims to woo Central Asian leaders for secure base near Afghanistan

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American diplomats are escalating a charm offensive with Central Asian leaders this week as they work to secure a nearby spot to respond to any resurgence of outside militants in Afghanistan after the US military with...

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