Asia

Guangzhou knife attack

Guangzhou

A man slashed seven people in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in the latest of a series of attacks.

Coup leader named PM

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Thailand's hand-picked legislature has given a veneer of legitimacy to coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Iyengar, yoga guru, dies

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Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who helped popularise yoga around the world has died at age 95.

Over a century of living

Sakari Momoi

The world's oldest man, newly named, and the world's oldest woman both live in Japan.

Landslide death toll at 27

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Landslides triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 27 people, including several children, in Japan.

Mum, daughter's troubled past

Heather Mack stands at the police district headquarters after she was brought in for questioning in relation to the death of her mother, in Bali, Indonesia,

A US woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Bali was reportedly abused by her daughter who has been arrested in her killing.

Heinz in China food scare

Recalled Heinz infant food product in China

Heinz forced to recall infant food products in China after excess levels of lead found.

Drug bust snares actor's son

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Action superstar Jackie Chan's son is latest celebrity caught in huge Chinese crackdown.

Kiwis recount hours at sea

Tony Lawton and Gaylene Wilkinson

A Kiwi couple has told of a desperate swim to safety and drinking urine to survive, after their tourist boat sank in Indonesia.

Thirteen more rescued

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Thirteen more people are rescued after Indonesian tourist boat sank, but two people still missing. | Relief as Kiwis survive

Thousands support China

China

Tens of thousands of pro-China demonstraters, wearing red and waving Chinese flags, protested in Hong Kong.

'I just don't want to be shot'

Bali Nine

Two Australian Bali Nine drug mules on death row may have their sentences reduced to life.

'Baby factory' twins are Aussies

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Twins who came from eggs donated by an Australian woman were among 21 babies documented in a Bangkok "baby factory".

Pope's message to Asia

Pope Francis

Pope Francis says Asian governments should not fear Christians as they do not want to ''come as conquerors''.

Floods, landslides kill dozens

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The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed to at least 77.

Daughter may face firing squad

Heather Mack

Case of a young couple's alleged involvement in a brutal murder complicated by claims the teen is pregnant.

Nth Korea: No rocket-pope link

 BEGGING FOR PEACE: Pope Francis.

North Korea said on Friday its firing of three short-range rockets had nothing to do with Pope Francis' visit.

Malaysia's day of mourning

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Remains of the first Malaysian victims of MH17 will arrive in Malaysia on August 22, declared a day of mourning.

Malaysia Airlines assault claim

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A nervous passenger being comforted mid-flight by a steward says the 'nice' gesture turned into assault.

Rapists shame their victims

Rape victim's mother

Gang rapists in India are posting videos online to shame and silence their victims.