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China landslide: More than 100 missing as search continues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered but 118 people remain unaccounted for More than 100 people remain missing after a huge landslide buried homes in a village in Sichuan province, south-western China. A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital ...

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Pakistan oil tanker fire ‘kills scores’

At least 100 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur, local media report. They say dozens of people were badly burned as they tried to collect fuel leaking from the vehicle. Those injured are being treated in hospital. Firefighters are ...

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Transgender train workers: ‘Don’t pity us’

Image copyright Kerala Information Image caption A still from the video featuring the Indian transgender train workers A video featuring transgender employees recently hired by a train company has been watched more than a million times. “Are you surprised to see me?” one of the workers asks. “Dressed like this? ...

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Muslims on India train assaulted ‘because they ate beef’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trains in Haryana – like the rest of India – can be notoriously overcrowded A man arrested in India for being part of a mob that attacked a group of four Muslim teenagers on a train has said on TV that he was goaded ...

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China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan

More than 100 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media report. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village, Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed. A rescue operation is now under way to try to locate and rescue the ...

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Awkward questions

The holy Islamic fasting month of Ramadan is coming to an end this weekend. For many Muslims around the world, it’s the one time of the year that they return to their hometowns and gather with their extended family for a catch-up and feast. But as Christine Franciska of the ...

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Pakistan bombings kill several in Quetta and Parachinar

Image copyright AFP Image caption The car in the Quetta attack was carrying a large amount of explosives, police said At least 24 people have been killed and many injured in bombings in the north and south of Pakistan, officials say. The first explosion in the city of Quetta killed ...

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Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating US student

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Warmbier was put on trial for allegedly stealing a propaganda sign The North Korean government has denied mistreating US student Otto Warmbier, who fell into a coma while being held in prison in the communist state. Mr Warmbier died without recovering on Monday, having ...

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India policeman lynched in Kashmir

Image copyright AFP Image caption The incident took place outside the main mosque in Srinagar city Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say a policeman has been lynched outside the main mosque in Srinagar, the summer capital . Muhammad Ayub had been deployed in plain clothes outside the Jamia Masjid mosque during ...

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WannaCry helps speeding drivers dodge fines in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peak hour traffic in Melbourne as the morning fog makes way for sunrise Hackers behind the infamous WannaCry virus have inadvertently helped lead-footed Australian drivers avoid costly speeding fines. Fifty five traffic cameras, most in inner-city Melbourne, were infected by the ransomware. A maintenance ...

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Mao Kobayashi: Japanese cancer blogger dies at 34

Image copyright Mao Kobayashi Image caption Mao Kobayashi, pictured during her days as a television anchor, died of breast cancer A former Japanese newsreader who won legions of admirers after deciding to publicly chronicle her battle with cancer has died of the disease. Mao Kobayashi, who was named one of ...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan says Indian ‘spy’ files mercy petition

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jadhav was arrested in the province of Balochistan in March last year A former Indian navy officer who has been sentenced to death on charges of spying in Pakistan has filed a mercy petition, the Pakistan military says. Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested in the restive ...

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