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Singaporean blogger to go home

Amos Yee leaves the State Courts after his trial in May.

A Singapore teen blogger will be released after the court sentenced him on Monday to jail time already served.

Two more jailed for Ellis's murder

Murdered Australian businessman Robert Ellis with his wife,

Two men who fled Bali after murdering New Zealand-educated businessman Robert Ellis have been given 15 years' jail time.

Aussie to assist Bali girl murder case

Engeline's brutal murder has gripped Indonesia.

An Australian who offered help to the family of a Bali girl later found murdered is to help the a probe into her adopted family.

A future without Dalai Lama

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he will wait until he is about 90 before getting an advisory group of high lamas to flesh out a succession plan.

With the Dalai Lama due to turn 80, Tibetans are beginning to ask what happens after the inevitable?

Indonesian volcano disrupts flights

Ash from Mt Raung volcano in Indonesia lead to a number or plane flights being cancelled.

A number of flights in and out of Bali have been cancelled due to the ash threat from the Mount Raung volcano in Indonesia.

'Marry your rapist'

Asha* and her daughter in the garden in southern India. She is determined not to give in.

A High Court judge has thrown a rape victim into turmoil with just three words.

Swimming in rubbish for $1.65 a day

A boy sifts through floating garbage as he collects recyclable materials in a polluted river at Navotas city.

Swimming amid a polluted river of rubbish, a young boy reaches past an old jandal to an object that may be worth a few cents.

Pet dogs turn out to be... bears

That's one giant dog. Owner mistakes his new Asian black bears (also called Moon bears) for puppies.

The owner didn't blink an eyelid at his unusual 'puppies', until they grew up.

Baby floats 1km out to sea gallery

10 month-old baby Melda Ilgin is seen as she drifts a kilometre out to sea on a buoy in Turkey.

Family forgets 10-month-old is in the water, as she drifts off toward Greece.

Philippine ferry toll up to 51

Rescuers tie a rope at the capsized vessel MBCA Kim-Nirvana to pull it towards the shore near a port in Ormoc city, central Philippines.

The death toll from a capsized Philippine ferry rose to 51 on Friday as rescuers tried to right the overturned vessel and found more bodies, a coast guard official said.

China quake kills six

At least six people have been killed and thousands of homes destroyed by a quake in China.

An earthquake hit part of China's Xinjiang region, killing at least six people and injuring dozens.

Fillings, grit solve 71-year-old mystery

Clay Bonnyman Evans helped solve the mystery surrounding his grandfather, Alexander Sandy Bonnyman Jr, a World War II veteran  whose remains were finally found after 70 years.

He was deep in a pit on a Pacific island when he heard the words his family had waited for so long: "Gold."

Volcanic ash grounds Bali flights

So far, nine Jetstar flights have been cancelled.

Jetstar has cancelled flights in and out of Bali after a volcanic eruption.

Pakistan troop train plunges into canal video

Pakistan Army soldiers and rescue workers search for survivors and victims of the crash.

Twelve people die after military train carrying hundreds plunged into a canal, after possible act of sabotage.

Ferry sinks off the Philippines, dozens dead video

Passengers of the capsized MBCA Kim-Nirvana ferry (far L) are rescued by a tugboat of the Philippine coast guard near a port in Ormoc city.

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines, killing at least 36 people.

TransAsia captain: 'pulled back wrong throttle'

A still from a video shot by a motorist shows the TransAsia Airways plane cartwheeling over a motorway just before it crashed.

Captain turns off only working engine of TransAsia plane, lurching it through buildings and into a river.

Indonesia calls off search for victims gallery video

Indonesian soldiers and search and rescue teams  remove debris from the crash site of a military C-130  transport plane which went down yesterday in a residential area of Medan, North Sumatra,  Indonesia,  July 1, 2015. Indonesia's president called for an evaluation of the country's ageing air force fleet, as fears grew that the death toll from Tuesday's military plane crash could exceed 100 people. A military transport plane carrying 122 people ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia, in what may be the deadliest accident yet for an air force with a long history of crashes.
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Indonesian authorities will call off a two-day search for victims after a military transport plane crashed in Sumatra.

Indonesian plane crashes on takeoff video

The scene of a crash in Medan, Indonesia, where a military plane crashed into a neighbourhood.

At least 74 people dead after Indonesian military plane crashed into houses in Medan.

Man sets himself alight on train video

A passenger who reportedly set himself on fire is carried by rescue workers from a Shinkansen bullet train after it made an emergency stop in Odawara, south of Tokyo.

Two dead after man set himself on fire on high-speed bullet train in Japan.

NATO troops attacked, 17 hurt in Kabul attack video

An Afghan security personnel inspects a damaged car at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabu.

At least 17 people were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on NATO troops in Kabul.

Small volcanic eruption near Tokyo video

A video grab from the Japan Meteorological Agency's live camera image shows smoke rising from Owakudani vally at Mount Hakone where a small volcanic erupted, in Hakone town, west of Tokyo June 30, 2015. A small volcanic eruption at a popular Japanese resort not far from Tokyo on Tuesday prompted authorities to further restrict access to the area, warning of the chance of more eruptions, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. REUTERS/Japan Meteorological Agency/Handout via Reuters  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

A small volcanic eruption at a popular Japanese resort not far from Tokyo prompted authorities to further restrict access to the area.

Kiwi in shock at jail term

Antony Glen de Malmanche claimed he did not know what was in his luggage.

New Zealander Antony de Malmanche is struggling to come to terms with his 15-year jail sentence for drug trafficking in Bali.

Train jumps off tracks into station video

CCTV captured the moment when a passenger train jumped off the tracks and onto the platform at the Churchgate station in Mumbai, India.

CCTV captures the moment when a passenger train jumped off the tracks and onto the platform in Mumbai.

Chinese hackers wear white hats

China has made cybersecurity a national priority.

Not every Chinese hacker is out to pilfer and destroy.

Fuelless plane attempts trip around the globe

Solar Impulse 2, a solar powered airplane attempts a round-the-world flight.

A solar-powered plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe without fuel took off from Japan early Monday after an unscheduled, month-long stop.

More than 500 injured in fun park fire video

People carry an injured victim from an accidental explosion during a music concert at a water park in Taiwan.

The number of revellers injured in a fire at a Taiwan water park has risen to more than 500.

Water park explosion hurts 200 video

A person helps an injured victim from an accidental explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

More than 200 people have been injured in an explosion at a water park near Taipei, Taiwan.

China attacks US human rights record

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and host of other dignitiaries welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping and the first lady to the Karaka Bloodstock Stables in South Auckland on the final day of his visit in New Zealand.

China accused the United States of being "haunted by spreading guns" and racial discrimination.

'I am not ashamed'

During his 11 years in a Cambodian prison, Graham Cleghorn yearned for places like Wellington's Owhiro Bay.

Convicted child-rapist Graham Cleghorn tells of his 11 years in a Cambodian prison.

Something's funny here gallery

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju show off the shiny new interior.

Kim Jong Un, his wife and entourage are pictured in various states of laughter. Should they be?

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