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David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: Killer still at large as DNA tests show 'no match' with British backpackers questioned over killing of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge

Thailand’s forensics police chief said tests carried out on Ms Witheridge’s body revealed traces of semen from two different men

American Aijalon Mahli Gomes, during a rally denouncing North Korean's human rights conditions at the Imjingak Pavilion near the demilitarized zone

North Korea: Crazed dreamers or zealous missionaries – so why do Americans flee to the autocratic anti-US country?

After a US citizen tries to swim to the secretive state to meet Kim Jong-un, Foster Klug in Seoul investigates its appeal

Thailand's leader has said that women tourists cannot expect to be safe in his country 'walking around in bikinis'

Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis

In a televised speech on tourist safety Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha questioned whether female travellers can be safe in bikinis in comments that he has since apologised for

An American man has been arrested by South Korean officials after allegedly attempting to swim across a river in a bid to meet Kim Jong-un, officials said on Wednesday

North Korea: US man arrested after trying to swim from South Korea 'to meet Kim Jong-un'

The man was found by marines near the Han River

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: British man being questioned after brutal killing of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

Thai police have said there are 'a number of possible suspects'

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: Police on the lookout for an 'Asian-looking' male

The families of two British tourists killed in Thailand have paid tribute to their loved ones as police continued to attempt to identify an Asian man now reportedly considered a prime suspect in the killings.

Fishermen in wetsuits hunt dolphins at a cove in Taiji earlier this year

Taiji cove: Dolphin hunting season begins with death of first pod

Animal rights campaigners live streamed events from notorious cove despite fishermen erecting covers to hide work

Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane

Video: Disgruntled passengers used the power of passenger democracy to stop the VIPs from boarding the plane after causing a lengthy delay

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: Police 'detain three Burmese migrant workers for questioning' over deaths of British tourists David Miller and Hannah Witheridge

CCTV apparently shows Hannah Witheridge and David Miller leaving a bar together

Chinese city Chongqing creates 'mobile phone lane' for pedestrians who walk and text

A 50m stretch of pavement with two lanes: one that prohibits mobile phone use next to one that allows pedestrians to use them at their 'own risk'

Indian migrant workers wade through receding flood waters with their belongings on their heads in Srinagar. Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands are homeless

India fights to prevent spread of diseases after Kashmir flooding

More than 200,000 people have been rescued in the past eight days

'Gay people can be identified with blood test for degeneratism,' claims Kazakhstan politician

Dauren Babamuratov was calling for homosexuality to be illegalised

An injured common leopard roars as Pakistani employees of the Wildlife Department (unseen) attempt to give it an injection in Peshawar, 28 June 2006.

Man-eating leopard 'killing drunks' claims 12th victim in Indian village

The big-cat has been terrorising villagers for two years

Koh Tao is smaller and more remote than its larger neighbours, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

Thailand beach murders: The sinister streak lurking beneath seeming paradise

Killing of pair on Koh Tao takes to 13 the number of British visitors to Thailand murdered in the past five years

Thai workers carry the bodies of two British tourists on Koh Tao island in the Surat Thani province of southern Thailand

Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach

Bodies of a man and a woman are found with gruesome injuries after beach party

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