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FBI confirms militant Marwan's death

The FBI confirms that a senior Malaysian militant known as Marwan was killed in a bloody raid in the southern Philippines in January.
Afghan 'suicide bomb blast kills 16'

At least 16 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.
Australia school 'caged' student

Australian education officials express shock over reports that a Canberra school put a child with special needs in a cage-like structure.
US concern over Thai security law

The US says Thailand's replacement of martial law with new emergency measures does little to reduce the power of the military.
Queensland greyhound body dump found

The bodies of at least 55 greyhounds - apparently linked to racing - are found dumped in Queensland, in the latest setback for the scandal-hit sport.
Woman in court for Australia murders

A Chinese woman accused of stabbing a four-year-old boy and his grandmother to death with garden shears appears in court in Melbourne.
Wives fill Indian boardroom quotas

Some of India's richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law.
HK Briton's murder trial adjourned

The trial of a British banker accused of murdering two women found in his Hong Kong flat is adjourned.
China cracks down on explicit anime

China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.
S Korea details Sewol compensation

South Korea is to pay about $380,000 (256,000; 353,000) in compensation for each of the nearly 250 students killed in the Sewol ferry disaster.
Malaysia website staff freed on bail

The publisher and editor of a Malaysian website have been freed on bail after their arrest on suspicion of sedition.
VIDEO: Making guitars from storm-felled trees

Myanmar musician Ko Cho makes guitars from the wood of trees felled in 2008's Cyclone Nargis, which killed more than 100,000 people.
VIDEO: What Gandhi wrote to Hitler

In celebration of London's Letters Live season, BBC Newsnight invited actor Clarke Peters to read a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler.
VIDEO: Remembering WW2's forgotten famine

World War Two and crop failure led to a famine in Bengal which killed millions of people in 1943. One survivor recalls the forgotten tragedy.
VIDEO: Cricket World Cup 2015 review

BBC Sport looks back at some of the key numbers from the 2015 World Cup, including the highest run scorers, top wicket keepers and bowling statistics.
VIDEO: Taste testing desert's solar plant water

A new multimillion dollar project that uses solar power to treat underground saline water is offering a ray of hope in south east Pakistan.
VIDEO: Locals plead for Kashmir flood help

Flood warnings have been issued in Indian-administered Kashmir after torrential rain and a rise in levels of the Jhelum river.
VIDEO: Growing concern for India's Christians

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from the central Indian state of Chattisgarh on the growing insecurity that is gripping the Christian community
VIDEO: MH17 probe's plea for missile witness

An international team investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 has urged witnesses to come forward who saw a Buk missile launcher in the area.
World's oldest person dies in Japan

The world's oldest person, Japan's Misao Okawa, dies from heart failure at the age of 117.
Indian police collect cow 'mugshots'

Police carry out unofficial cow census after Indian state outlaws their slaughter for beef.
Pujara replaces Younus at Yorkshire

Yorkshire sign India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara as their overseas player after Younus Khan pulls out of a proposed move.
Higgins and Ding advance in China

Former world champion John Higgins reaches the last 16 in Beijing, and is joined by Mark Selby and Ding Junhui.
Kamal quits ICC after World Cup snub

Bangladeshi Mustafa Kamal quits as ICC president after India row saw him replaced as a prize-giver at the World Cup.
China building 'great wall of sand'

The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.
China factory activity expands again

Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.
Evidence links China to GitHub attack

Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out an attack on coding site GitHub, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.
Trapped Yemen Indians reach home

More than 350 Indian nationals evacuated from conflict-hit Yemen arrive home to be greeted by relatives and friends.
'Distasteful remarks' about Sonia Gandhi

Federal minister Giriraj Singh's 'racist comment' about opposition party leader Sonia Gandhi sparks intense criticism.
More arrests in India nun rape case

Police in India arrest four men in connection with the rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal state which sparked outrage.
Kaesong talks over N Korea wage row

South Korean businessmen are visiting the Kaesong joint industrial zone in North Korea amid a row over a unilateral wage hike.
AirAsia crash: Search called off

The search for remaining bodies from a December AirAsia plane crash in the Java Sea ends on Tuesday night, Indonesia's rescue agency confirms.
Myanmar jails 'Buddha insult' trio

A New Zealander and two Burmese men are found guilty of insulting religion in Myanmar over a poster depicting the Buddha with headphones.
Lawyer for 'Bin Laden doctor' killed

A former lawyer of the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is shot dead in the north-western city of Peshawar.
Pakistan Christians bury blast dead

Pakistani Christians in Lahore hold funerals for victims of two Taliban suicide bomb attacks, amid heavy security in the city.
Pakistan carries out mass hangings

Pakistan hangs 12 convicts, the largest number of executions on the same day since the government overturned a temporary ban on hangings.
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Abuse and 'wastage' in Australia's greyhound industry

Abuse and 'wastage' in Australian dog racing
Where in India can you get beef?

Where in India can you still buy beef?
Is India's anti-corruption party unravelling?

Is India's anti-corruption party unravelling?
Ray of light in a drought-hit desert

A ray of light in Pakistan's drought-hit Thar desert
A question for Indian men: What does your wife do?

Asking Indian men a question they are not used to hearing

 



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