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Abandoned Japanese boy 'forgives father'
A Japanese boy lost for six days after his parents left him behind in woods is discharged from hospital, as his father says the boy forgives him.
China's students take on dreaded Gaokao
More than nine million students are sitting the Gaokao, China's national college entrance exams, said to be one of the toughest in the world.
Australia storm cuts 50m off beach
Exclusive seafront homes in Sydney, Australia are in danger of collapsing after two nights of deadly high tides wash away up to 50m of beach.
China moves up 'power women' list
More Chinese women than ever have been featured on Forbes magazine's 'Most Powerful Women' list, though the US dominates.
Malaysia abuse Briton gets 22 life terms
British man Richard Huckle is given 22 life sentences by an Old Bailey judge, after admitting 71 charges of sexual abuse against children in Malaysia.
N Korea plutonium site 'active again'
North Korea appears to have restarted its nuclear facility at Yongbyon, which processes plutonium for nuclear weapons, the IAEA says.
Bangladesh blames Israel over killings
The Bangladesh home minister suggests to the BBC that Israel could be linked to a spate of killings otherwise blamed on Islamist militants.
Five convicted for Delhi tourist's rape
A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, finds five men guilty for the 2014 gang rape of a Danish woman.
Lancome HK faces online backlash in China
Cosmetics giant Lancome cancels a promotional concert in Hong Kong after an online backlash in mainland China over an artist apparently set to perform.
Chinese firm completes Inter takeover
Chinese retailers Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd agrees to buy a 68.55% controlling stake of Inter Milan.
Mitsubishi car alarm system 'hacked'
The alarm on Mitsubishi's Outlander hybrid can be turned off via security bugs in its on-board wi-fi, researchers have found.
VIDEO: Storm aftermath reveals pool swept away
Erosion at Sydney's Collaroy Beach, caused by the severe weather, has forced the evacuation of multi-million dollar homes.
VIDEO: The rickshaw with diplomatic plates
Why does Mexico's ambassador in Delhi insist on riding everywhere in a three-wheeled auto rickshaw?
VIDEO: Man submerged by Australia storm foam
The massive storm cell that caused havoc on Australia's east coast has generated massive amounts of sea froth at Queensland's Gold Coast.
VIDEO: Militants suspected over Bangladesh deaths
A Christian shopkeeper has been hacked to death in the north-west of Bangladesh the country.
VIDEO: Tornado tears through China township
At least one person has died after a tornado hit a township in south China's Hainan province on Sunday.
VIDEO: The blue treasure 'stolen' by the Taliban
Armed groups, including the Taliban, are looting Afghanistan's natural resources to the tune of millions of dollars - according to the anti-corruption group Global Witness.
VIDEO: Pakistani fashion enters London spotlight
Dozens of Pakistani designers have been showcasing their latest trends in a Pakistan Fashion Week event in London.
VIDEO: Summit highlights South China Sea tensions
China has said it will ignore a decision in a Philippine lawsuit against its territorial claims in the South China Sea by an international arbitration panel, which is expected to rule soon.
Top Indian bodybuilder dies, aged 104
Tributes have been paid to the celebrated Indian body-builder Manohar Aich, known as "Pocket Hercules", who has died, aged 104.
Amazon-driven services hit by blackout
Domino's pizza app and several other online services stop working when an Amazon data centre suffers a power cut.
US warns China on steel production
US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says China's excess steel capacity is causing damage in global markets and will hurt its economy.
'No shorts' rule for marriage licences
Beijing will refuse to issue marriage licences to couples in casual attire.
Why a doomed love story has become India's sleeper hit
A low-budget regional film on the often cruel consequences of falling in love in India has become the biggest sleeper hit of the year, writes Sudha G Tilak.
If no-one helps you after a car crash in India, this is why
Fifteen people are killed on India's roads every hour - but when crashes happen, nobody wants to help.
VIDEO: Amartya Sen on Brexit and Modi
Nobel prize winning economist Professor Amartya Sen with some tough words on Brexit and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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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