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A woman writes a message of support and hope for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370

MH370: Passenger's children sue Malaysia Airlines and government over 'emotional pain'

The brothers, aged 13 and 11, allege both bodies were 'negligent'

A graveyard in China

Chinese authorities arrest 11 people over exhuming woman’s body to sell as corpse bride 

Men sold body for tens of thousands of yen after digging it up in remote Chinese village for ‘Ghost wedding’

An explosion following an air-strike is seen in the Syrian town of Kobani

Japanese jihadists recruited to fight with Isis

A Japanese man travelled to Syria to fight for several months last year

An earthmover clears debris caused by mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation

Sri Lanka landslide: At least 10 dead and 'more than 100 missing' at tea plantation

The continuing rain raised fears that more landslides could hit

Anwar Ibrahim supporters protest outside the appeal court in Putrajaya

Anwar Ibrahim: The fate of Malaysian opposition leader - and the nation - in the balance as he appeals sodomy conviction

The 67-year-old's political success had raised the possibility of a genuine challenge for the ruling party that has held power since 1957

Andy Hall arrives at the court in Bangkok

Thai court dismisses defamation case against UK activist

A Bangkok court has dismissed a defamation charge against a British human rights worker, who is being sued after alleging labour abuses in Thailand’s tinned fruit industry.

Kim Jong-Un reacts to participants of the 8th conference of the ideological officials of the Workers Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang

North Korean officials 'publicly executed for watching South Korean soap operas'

The totalitarian state hands out severe punishments for violating censorship

Mohammad Asghar, who is 70 years old, was sentenced to death in January

Mohammad Asghar: Notorious killer incited assassination attempt on UK pensioner in Pakistani jail

Last month's attack masterminded by Mumtaz Qadri, also on death row

Kim Jong-Un during an inspection tour of a newly-built housing complex in Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un disappearance: What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

South Korean spies believe Kim suffered from rare cause of ankle pain and has undergone surgery

2,440 Chinese students caught cheating in latest high-tech scam

Video: It's been called one of the "the worst scandals" of recent years

Kim Jong-Un during an inspection tour of a newly-built housing complex in Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un disappearance: South Korean spy agency says leader had Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

North Korean leader disappeared for six weeks

Indian transgender group disperses rioting mob by threatening to strip

Hijras, the subcontinent's traditional third gender, step in to quell violence

Indian media has reported that there are a total of 628 names on the so-called HSBC black money list

India reveals first eight names in black money probe

Authorities step up attempts to recover lost billions of untaxed money

A university in China is under investigation over allegations a brothel operated on its campus

Foot massage service at Chinese university was 'brothel in disguise'

A student said he was "outraged" when staff allegedly offered him "special services"

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Is this the world's worst driver?

A Chinese man demonstrated the difficulties of getting out of a tight space

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New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes