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The runaway rhino killed an elderly woman after goring her (AFP/Getty)

Rhino kills one and injures several more in rampage through small Nepal town

The town borders a forest that contains rhinos, elephants, leopards and monkeys

Secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh month after almost identical murder of idol

Washiqur Rahman admired Avijit Roy, who was murdered a month ago

A handout picture released by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows a shakemap of the region in Papua New Guinea (PNG) where a 7.5 to 7.6 magnitude earthquake occured on 30 March 2015, at a depth of 40 km

Tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific after earthquake off Papua New Guinea

The tsunami warning center said tsunami waves reaching 3 to 10 feet were possible for Papua New Guinea's coastlines

President Xi Jinping, right, and Premier Li Keqiang, left, at the Great Hall of the People earlier this month. President Xi’s top-down anti-corruption campaign has proven popular with the public

Operation Skynet: China's anti-corruption campaign goes international as Beijing reaches out to uncover officials fled abroad

Lacking extradition treaties with Britain or the US, President Xi Jinping is trying to negotiate the return of corrupt officials who have fled. As Jamie Fullerton reports from Beijing, some on the wanted list are returning by choice

Female Chinese protester suffers 'heart attack' after interrogation whilst another is denied hepatitis medication

Five women were arrested on International Woman's Day for 'picking a quarrel and creating a disturbance'

Pandas may be more sociable than previously thought

Giant pandas are sociable, scientists find after tracking group for two years

New data will go some way to dispelling notions of the incredibly rare animals being solitary

Workers from Myanmar load fish onto a Thai-flagged cargo ship in Benjina, Indonesia. An intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from slaves. (AP Photo/APTN)

The truth behind your sushi roll

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(Niniek Karmini in Jakarta, Indonesia, contributed to this report)

Duel in the crown: India is experiencing growing unrest, often fomented by reactionary Hindus in the Shiv Sena party

The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

When India banned a BBC documentary about rape, it was motivated by more than misplaced national pride. Like other examples of state censorship that bode ill for the supposedly secular democracy, this was a sop to hardline Hindu factions, says Zareer Masani

Jakarta police accidentally get their neighbourhood high with marijuana bonfire

“I got a headache because I wasn’t wearing a mask,” one resident said.

Elderly nun gang-raped in India: Police make first arrest over brutal attack

Police refused to say whether the man arrested, named as Mohammad Salim Sheikh, is one of the men who was caught on the convent's CCTV

The police recruit is dragged into the ditch after dropping the grenade

Instructor dramatically saves army recruit's life after he drops live grenade during training exercise

This is why you should never handle a live grenade with sweaty palms

Grey matter: a Chinese worker delivers bags of cement at a construction site in Hefei in east China’s Anhui province

How did China use more cement between 2011 and 2013 than the US used in the entire 20th century?

Ana Swanson unpicks the surprising factors behind this building boom
A pair of orangutan brothers that had never met before square up to each other in a still from the Chinese television show ‘Wonderful Friends’

China's growing social media army mobilises against animal TV show

Tens of thousands of critics have taken to Weibo, China's version of Twitter

The Ili pika is close to extinction - yet is not recognised as an endangered species by the Chinese government, says Li Weidong

Ili pika extinction fears: Meet the tiny Chinese mammal that’s cuter and rarer than the giant panda

Native to a remote region of China, this tiny mammal, known as the Ili pika, doesn't know it's a member of an endangered species - and neither do most people (Picture by Li Weidong, via National Geographic)

A 52-year-old man in the Philippines, had part of his tongue bitten off by a woman he is accused of attempting to rape

Woman bites off part of tongue of man who allegedly attempted to rape her

The incident is said to have taken place over the weekend in the Philippines

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