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A Pakistani Frontier Corps member looks at gathered bodies of militants killed in a military operation in Tirah, near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, on 19 December as operations against insurgents intensify in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre

Pakistan takes on the Taliban as grief over Peshawar school massacre gives way to rage

Following the Peshawar school massacre in which 132 children died, the military have bombed militant targets in tribal areas amid a new-found resolve and hardening of attitudes towards extremism

In this photo taken through a tinted glass, Thomas Kwok, left, co-chairman of Hong Kong developer Sun Hung Kai Properties, is escorted by staff members from Hong Kong Correctional Services inside a van outside the High Court in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong bung scandal: tycoon guilty of bribing lawman

Thomas Kwok awaits sentencing in biggest graft case in country's history

Militants, who the Pakistan Taliban say attacked the Army Public School in Pehawar on Tuesday, pose with weapons and Khalifa Omar Mansoor Hafzullah (centre in blue)

Peshawar shooting: Man who orchestrated school massacre of 132 children, Umar Mansoor, is father of three

Mansoor (dressed in blue above) said in a video that the attack was a retaliation against Taliban deaths

Sony hackers say they will stop leaks if The Interview is never released

Group says it still has sensitive data, but it is safe for now

China censors letter from boy who told President to lose weight and 'look like Putin'

Apparently state censors did not appreciate the friendly advice

An Air China plane near Beijing

Fight breaks out mid-flight over crying baby on board causing pilot to threaten emergency landing

The flight from China to Hong Kong saw three women hitting each other during the brawl

Apple has pledged to ensure decent standards for workers making its products

Apple labour conditions: Chinese workers who make products for tech giant 'work 16 hours a day, 18 days in a row', BBC claims

The US tech giant disputed the programmes findings but said it was working with its suppliers to improve conditions

Workers using a machine to cut the dog leather

Peta releases images of 'dog leather' gloves made in China

A Peta investigator claims to have seen dogs being skinned alive

Pakistani political party workers, traders and students light candles during a vigil in Islamabad on December 18, 2014, for the children and teachers killed in an attack by Taliban militants on an army-run school in Peshawar.

Peshawar school attack: Young girl, 3, who witnessed shooting says it has inspired her to become a doctor

The girl's teacher told the girl to hide behind a desk, before she was killed

The Pakistani Taliban released the pictures of the fighters responsible for the Peshawar school massacre as they issued a statement claiming the attack was justified
A man reads a HIV/AIDS pamphlet during World Aids Day - Government plans to ban people with sexually transmitted diseases from public bath houses has come under heavy criticism

Villagers in China petition to 'isolate' eight-year old with HIV

Officials are reportedly planning to 'educate' the villagers

Rescuers drill hole to communicate with 12 trapped miners in Vietnam

While oxygen and food can now reach the workers, officials are worried about rising water levels

A journalist reacts as he visits the Army Public School that was attacked by the Taliban militants in Peshawar

Peshawar attack: Pakistan police warn terrorists could plant magnetic bombs on school buses

Letter urges schools to increase security

Video: Watch passengers experience terrifying plane turbulence above Japan

The plane had to make an emergency landing in Japan after a number of passengers required medical attention

The Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, in an image released by the Pakistani Taliban

Peshawar school attack: As the Taliban release pictures of the gunmen responsible, Pakistan takes a new approach to terrorism

PM Nawaz Sharif announces united front across political parties after attack that killed 148. Peter Popham discovers the terrible human costs and analyses the hopes for progress

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In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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