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Boys play soccer in the town of Hyesan in North Korea's Ryanggang province.

North Korea: Rare photos show a glimpse of life inside the hermit kingdom

Associated Press journalists were granted unprecedented access to the country

Photographer captures the lost legacy of Justo Justo's Filipino Home of the Golden Gays

In the Seventies, Filipino activist Justo Justo opened a care home for elderly gay people in the city of Pasay. When he died in 2012, the home went with him. So what happened to its residents?
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in Colombo yesterday, is leading his country’s campaign to improve its image abroad after the bloody civil war in which thousands died

Sri Lanka revisited: The whitewashing of a war crime by corporate lobbyists

The UN is preparing to condemn Sri Lanka’s brutal crushing of the Tamil rebels – unless an army of corporate lobbyists can convince it otherwise

Daniel Pearl, a 38-year-old reporter for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted in 2002 by Al-Qa'ida and beheaded

Daniel Pearl beheading: Suspect released by Pakistan anti -terror court

US journalist Pearl was kidnapped in 2002

Thai police secure the area during an investigation after a British woman was found dead at a beauty treatment clinic in Bangkok

British woman's cosmetic surgery death in Thailand sparks warning over 'surgical tourism'

Police say the surgeon was unqualified

A government handout from the Ontake eruption last month

Japanese volcano 40 miles from nuclear plant shows signs of possible eruption

Sendai nuclear plant lies near the volcano Ioyama, on the volcanically active Kirishima mountain range

The site of the crash

Malaysian man crawls for three days through jungle after crashing in remote location

Man was delivering wedding invitations when his car veered off the motorway and he crashed into a ravine

The Zinger Double Down King, which is a bun-less burger released in Korea

KFC unveils breadless meat beast burger with fried chicken acting as buns - but only in Korea

The 'Zinger Double Down King' is a play on KFC's successful 'Double Down' burger released in 2010

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to crack down on untaxed transactions

Indian government vows to go after 'black money' stashed in Swiss bank accounts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to crack down on countless millions of pounds in untaxed transactions

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during an inspection tour of a newly-built housing complex in Pyongyang on October 14, 2014

North Korea 'to close its borders to tourists' due to concerns over the spread of Ebola

There have been no reported cases of the Ebola virus in North Korea, although it has sealed its borders in the past because of health concerns

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during an inspection tour of a newly-built housing complex in Pyongyang on October 14, 2014

North Korea 'to close its borders to tourists' due to concerns over the spread of Ebola

There have been no reported cases of the Ebola virus in North Korea, although it has sealed its borders in the past because of health concerns

The M/V Fugro Discovery, which along with the Malaysian-contracted GO Phoenix, is searching for MH370

MH370 search: Wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines jet 'most likely to wash up on Indonesian coast'

Officials say they continue to receive reports of debris in Australia – but that a drift west is much more likely

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (centre) touring the construction site of the Munsu Swimming Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea back in September

Kim Jong-un 'purge': Six North Korea officials missing for weeks 'may have been executed'

South Korean media reports link disappearances to Kim Jong-un

Call me Superman: one of many unusual names chosen by Chinese students

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem

Police try to calm a clash between protesters and taxi drivers at a barricade in the Mong Kok district

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators march on home of Beijing-backed leader as talks stall

Anger at a lack of substantive concessions by senior officials following talks with student leaders

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?