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Thai military court releases 14 students detained for holding anti-coup protests - but charges still remain

The group could still face up to seven years in jail for breaking a government ban on public gatherings

Kim Jong Un is reportedly unhappy with the terrapin factory's efforts

Kim Jong-un executes manager of terrapin farm for 'failing to supply food and water to the tanks' – despite dodgy electricity being the root cause

The manager reportedly told the North Korean leader the lack of supply was down to a lack of electricity

Indian woman 'set on fire by policemen' dies in Uttar Pradesh

Officers accused of humiliating her and setting her on fire

World's oldest man Sakari Momoi dies in Japan at the age of 112

Oldest living person celebrated her 116th birthday yesterday in Brooklyn, New York

Beijing's market intervention halts slide – for about an hour

Measures by Beijing to stem the plunge in China’s stock markets stopped a three-week rout, but failed to give the much-needed boost officials were hoping for.

Mers virus: 5 things you need to know about the disease in the Philippines

Filipino health officials confirm second case but the World Health Organisation insists the outbreak is not an international emergency

The One Child policy also outlaws single parenthood

How one couple is fighting back against China's financial penalties for unmarried parents

Mr Shen and Ms Wu are using media attention to raise money to pay their fine

A survivor of a passenger ferry that capsized in rough waters cries after arriving at the pier in Ormoc City, central Philippines on July 2, 2015.

Philippines ferry disaster: Owner and crew charged with murder

189 people were aboard the Kim Nirvana when it overturned in rough waters on Thursday, killing at least 56 people

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India orders border troops to combat cattle smuggling trade

Increased efforts by security forces to end the illicit trade have helped drive up beef prices in neighbouring Bangladesh

Members of staff wear face masks at Kowloon station in Hong Kong on 27 June 2015, after a 17-year-old Korean man with a fever sought medical care at a clinic in the station and has since been isolated in hospital where he is being tested for MERS, according to the city's health minister

Mers outbreak in South Korea: Two further cases in July takes total to 184, including 33 deaths

Last month the WHO said the outbreak of Mers in the country was 'a wakeup call' to the world

Japan's population is declining at a record rate (Getty/AFP)

Japan's falling population will set a new record every year until 2060

The country has shed more than 271,000 people in the last year

Joshua Wong: Student who led the 2014 Hong Kong protests punched in 'politically-motivated' attack

Named as 'one of the world’s greatest leaders', the activist has also been banned from Malaysia

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still file image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

China has nearly completed the artificial island it is building to grab territory in the South China Sea

The US has compared the islands to the actions of Russia in Ukraine

Seoul carries out terror attack drills after news of North Korea's nuclear weapons testing

North Korean defector flees to Finland 'with evidence of chemical testing on humans'

The researcher left the country in June and said he plans to present his information to the EU parliament

The proponents of the relocation plan suggested that the mass transportation of Cantonese speakers from Hong Kong would solve Britain’s dilemma over what to do with the millions of its residents concerned they would have no future under Chinese rule

How Britain considered transplanting population of Hong Kong to new 'city state' in Northern Ireland during height of Troubles

Proposals in 1983 suggested a chunk of Ulster - between Coleraine and Londonderry - be turned into a new home for Hong Kong’s 5.5m citizens

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