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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

A prisoner is escorted for execution at a public rally in Zhanjiang in China’s Guangdong province

China 'executed 2,400 people in 2013' – three times the rest of the world combined

The figures by Dui Hua were an estimate as the figures are a state secret

Satellite images shows the snow on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal as Cyclone Hudhud made its way through the region on October 15

Himalayas avalanches: Satellite images show full extent of blizzards which killed trekkers in Nepal

Images released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show the snow-cover as cyclone Hudhud made its way through the region

Indian hotel room where young British couple found dead was 'littered with pills'

James and Alexandra Gaskell found on Tuesday in Agra, near the Taj Mahal

Malaysian dog-petting event upsets Muslim clerics

800 people turned up to the 'I Want to Touch a Dog' event

These powerful portraits of dogs minutes before being put down show the harsh realities facing many rescue centres every day

If you're thinking of getting a dog, consider your local shelter

Widows, who have been abandoned by their families, light sparklers after offering prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

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The festival of Diwali is being celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains this week

The giant steel Christmas tree lit up at the western mountain peak known as Aegibong in Gimpo, South Korea, in 2010

South Korea pulls down 'Christmas tree' condemned by North as propaganda warfare

North Korea had previously threatened to bomb the Christian symbol

In a scene from ‘Nuclear Nation’, residents of Futaba return to their town for the first time after the nuclear meltdown

Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

New film shows the plight of those uprooted after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami which triggered meltdowns at the nuclear plant

Hong Kong protests live: Watch Wednesday's protest as students and officials find no compromise

Watch the student protests in Hong Kong after recent talks failed to find any common ground

Police in Indonesia are investigating the murder of a British man found with his throat cut in a rice field on the island of Bali

Robert Kelvin Ellis: Indonesian police investigate murder of British man found with throat cut in rice field

Robert Ellis, who was 60, found dead on Tuesday morning

Tourists film a rare wild giant panda in China

Video: Tourists in the Qinling mountains spotted the endangered species in a creek

BJP supporters celebrate in Maharashtra after the party secured enough seats to head the state government

India elections: Two more states fall to ruling BJP party as Narendra Modi rides the wave

Maharashtra and Haryana now under BJP majority control with more crushing defeats for ebbing Congress Party, but India still waits for new Prime Minister’s reforms

Himalayas avalanches: Search ends for trekkers stranded in blizzards, leaving death toll at 39

Trekkers from Canada, India, Israel, Slovakia, Poland and Japan died in the blizzards and avalanches last week

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