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Philippines massacre body count is still rising, five years after killing spree that left 58 dead

A witness in the trial into the 2009 murders was gunned down on Tuesday

Image from the camera inside the man's nose - the maggots are white

Indian surgeon removes 50 flesh-eating maggots burrowing into man's face

Patient is expected to make a full recovery after two-hour surgery

70 cars were involved in the pile-up and brought traffic to a standstill on the road

Video: Massive 70-car pile-up in China leaves two dead and 20 injured

It was reported that dense fog that restricted vision to 30 metres led to the accident

Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower half of Japan's parliament

Japan PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament to trigger snap election

Next month's election follows news that Japan has fallen into a recession

Sri Lanka’s President, Mahinda Rajapaksa called the election two years before his term is due to end

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa calls snap election amid row over his wide-ranging powers

A cabinet minister resigned this week to protest against Mr Rajapaksa’s refusal to heed demands for democratic reforms

The idea began as a small taster session but became so popular that it is now bi-weekly

Hospital in China gives fathers to be the chance to experience the pain of child birth

The sessions began after pregnant patients complained about their partner's lack of sympathy

Kim Han-sik (C), the chief executive of Chonghaejin Marine, the maritime company that owns the South Korean ferry Sewol

Sewol trial: Ferry boss sentenced to 10 years in prison

Ferry was overloaded and illegal redesigns to boost capacity had made it unstable

Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Mockingjay Part 1 pulled from Thai cinemas after students flash three-finger Hunger Games salute at country's prime minister

Apex cinemas cancelled screenings after political protests were planned

The Terracotta Army discovered in 1974 near Xi’an

China’s 7,000-strong Terracotta Army all modelled on individual soldiers, 3D imaging reveals

One of world’s greatest archaeological finds provides an even stronger glimpse of the past than we ever realised

Miracle baby survives after 'spontaneous abortion' at 23 weeks

The mother of the baby was advised to have the operation after doctors found problems with her cervix

Farzana Parveen was killed by a mob outside the High Court in Lahore last May

Pakistani court sentences four men to death for 'honour killing' of pregnant woman

Victims father, husband and two brothers facing execution

Followers leave the ashram of Sant Rampal in Hisar, India, where police discovered five bodies after storming the wanted guru’s headquarters

Controversial Indian guru Sant Rampal finally arrested after stand-off – but six are killed in the clashes

The 63-year-old is wanted for questioning in connection with a 2006 murder case

Lucky pedestrian avoids being crushed between a car and a truck

Video: Amazingly, no one was injured after this car crash in China

Women in Indonesia are required to complete an “obstetrics and gynaecology” exam as part of the recruitment process to enter the force

Women in Indonesia subjected to painful 'virginity tests' to join police force

Human rights watchdog says female recruits face degrading and invasive tests

This picture taken on March 13, 2014 shows 67-year-old Japanese woman Chisako Kakehi, who was arrested in Kyoto on November 19 on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide in the latest

Japan's new 'Black Widow' arrested after sixth former partner dies in suspicious circumstances

Chisako Kakehi, 67, denies involvement in death of fourth husband who dies with cyanide found in his blood

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