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An elderly Indian woman cries as she searches for surviving family members in the debris of her home, destroyed by landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra

India landslide: Disaster only came to light when passing bus driver saw the village had been wiped out

Death toll rises to 30 with 150 believed trapped and 'very remote' chance of survivors

Ambulances are pictured at the beachfront during recovery operations in search of missing bathers at Clifton beach in Karachi

Eid al-Fitr tragedy: 19 drown in rough seas off Pakistan during holiday celebrations

'We had imposed a ban on bathing and swimming ... but some people ignored safety warnings'

Zhou Yongkang making a speech in Beijing in 2012, when he was still a Politburo standing committee member

How China’s anti-corruption drive claimed its biggest scalp yet - and left the ruling elite fearful of the same fate

Former security tsar, Zhou Yongkang, is being investigated for suspected 'serious disciplinary violations'

Villagers console each other as they watch a rescue operation at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

India landslide: At least 17 killed and up to 150 missing after homes crushed in rural village

Poor weather conditions are hampering rescue efforts, according to officials

The charred wreckage of the aftermath of the fire in 2004

Indian court convicts ten over school fire that killed 94 children

Those to be convicted include the owner of the school, the principal and the headmistress

The Xiongsen Bear and Tiger Mountain village is the largest tiger captivity centre, or ‘tiger farm’, in China

Save the Tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

Despite an international outcry, big cats are still being kept in captivity, malnourished. The purpose? To perform for paying audiences and then, when they are dead, their bodies to be used to fortify wine

On patrol near the Pakistani border: a battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division is conducting a review of Afghan forces before US combat troops leave the country

The fall of Afghanistan? Fears that security forces will start to lose ground to insurgents after American military withdraws from the country

US troops are scheduled to pull out at the end of the year. So how do they rate the Afghan’s army’s chances of keeping  the Taliban at bay? Ernesto Londono finds out from the 82nd Airborne Division

Mr Zhou is by far the highest-profile figure caught in the President’s corruption crackdown

China corruption probe: Clean-up reaches apex of power with arrest of former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang

The investigation into the ex-domestic-security chief has broken an unwritten understanding that members of the committee would not come under scrutiny after retirement

Pangolins have long been caught and killed for their purported medicinal properties, which include being a treatment for psoriasis and poor circulation

African Pangolins at risk of extinction after becoming east Asian food favourites

More than a million pangolins are believed to have been snatched from the wild over the past decade

South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of the sinking Sewol ferry, off South Korea's southern coast,near Jindo, south of Seoul

South Korea ferry: Six teenage girls who survived Sewol horror describe 'floating out of cabins' as ship filled with water

Among the 75 teenagers who saw 250 of their fellow students drowned

Police arrive after the houses of religious minority group Ahmadiyyas, were torched by a mob following accusations of blasphemy, in Gujranwala, Pakistan, 28 July 2014

Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan

The victims were members of the persecuted Ahmadi sect

Australian and Dutch authorities are making a second attempt to reach the crash site of MH17

MH17 crash: Dutch and Australian forensic teams fail in fresh attempt to reach debris site

The crash site has yet to be fully secured so that an investigation can get underway and the remaining bodies brought home

The suspect, who at 16-years-old old is granted anonymity for being a minor, told police she acted alone and was arrested after confessing. File

Japanese schoolgirl, 16, arrested on suspicion of murdering and dismembering classmate

The unnamed suspect has allegedly admitted to killing the fellow student, telling police that she acted alone

One of the best examples of fraudulent research in recent years was the work on the cloning of human embryos

Bad science: When 'breakthrough research' turns out to be fraudulent

One case involving stem cells occurred in the past year with Haruko Obokata, a young cell biologist at the Riken research institute in Japan

Awang is set to compete in the men's sprint quarter-final in Glasgow today

Malaysian cyclist could face disciplinary action after 'Save Gaza' gloves protest

Azizulhasni Awang has qualified for the men's sprint quarter-final today but is at risk of disciplinary action

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With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

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