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Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes

Cats outnumber humans by six to one in small community

Runners wore face masks to combat the effects of heavy smog

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Chinese government has committed to confront the company’s deepening environmental problems

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Cleric who claimed 'every Muslim should be a terrorist' and blames George Bush for 9/11 given prestigious award by Saudi Arabia

Naik said that "Even a fool would know that this was an inside job"

Students and teachers have protested in Dhaka after Avijit Roy was hacked to death

Avijit Roy murder: Bangladeshi police arrest 'radical Islamist' over the murder of American-Bangladeshi blogger

Hundreds took to the streets of Dhaka to protest following the blogger's murder

Polio sufferer extols virtues of bionic leg

Polio in Pakistan: Hundreds of parents arrested for refusing to vaccinate children against virus

A record-breaking number of polio cases were reported in Pakistan last year

Mukesh Singh is one of the men sentenced to death for the 2012 Delhi bus rape

Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'

'She should just be silent and allow the rape': Mukesh Singh claimed Jyoti would not have died if she hadn't fought her attackers

Phra Buddha Issara walks inside his garden during an interview with Reuters at Wat Or Noi in Nakhon Pathom

With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Many feel elders are incapable of supervising 300,000 monks in a rapidly modernising nation where worldly temptations are everywhere

Map showing the new search area in the Indian ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

MH370: Better tracking for commercial planes planned in trial

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are leading the new pilot

Spiritual leader allegedly manipulated 400 men into removing testicles to be 'closer to God'

The castrations allegedly started happening from 2000

Passengers stand and hang on to a train as it departs New Delhi last week. The latest budget promises higher investment in the railway

India's economy 'about to take off' as Finance Minister unveils budget that puts boosting growth before painful reforms

PM Narendra Modi tweeted that the plans would 'further reignite our growth engine'

Panda cubs born in captivity in 2012 at the Chengdu Panda Base in China

China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

But their habitat is still under threat from fragmentation, caused by physical barriers such as roads

Barbara Woodward is aware of Britain’s appeal to Chinese tourists

Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Ms Woodward says the UK's link with China is now as important as its longstanding special relationship with the United States

Sara Bahayi is Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver in recent memory

Afghanistan's first female taxi driver: 'Why are you still driving? One day they will kill you'

As Afghanistan’s first – and only – female taxi driver, Sara Bahayi risks her life every day trying to change a deeply patriarchal society

Students and teachers have protested in Dhaka after Avijit Roy was hacked to death

Bangladeshis protest after blogger is hacked to death in the street

Islamist group says it killed Avijit Roy, a US citizen and outspoken secularist

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