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Lindsay Sandiford writes to Russell Brand to appeal for help to escape drug smuggling death penalty in Bali

The grandmother has been on death row since January 2013

Uighur men praying in a mosque in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region, on 16 April, 2015

China is forcing Muslim shop owners to sell alcohol and cigarettes to 'weaken' Islam

Stores which fail to comply have been threatened with closure

A policeman holds a water bottle with a yellow-crested cockatoo put inside for illegal trade, at the customs office of Tanjung Perak port in Surabaya, East Java province, Indonesia

Man arrested in Indonesia over alleged smuggling of endangered cockatoos

The yellow-crested cockatoo is listed as a critically endangered species

Suspects stand before a judge during a primary court trial in Kabul , on charges relating to the mob killing of a 27-year-old Afghan woman

Four men sentenced to death in Kabul over mob killing of Afghan woman accused of burning Koran

The woman's death sparked mass protests in Kabul after witnesses claimed she had been falsely accused

A Greenpeace activist holds a poster against alleged coal scams near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi

Greenpeace's operation in India facing closure after government freezes its bank account

Experts point out the development was alarming both for India and for campaigning worldwide

The experience is supposed to help being come to terms with death

Chinese theme park sets up 'death simulator' where volunteers can experience being cremated

Creators claim their theme park ride is an 'authentic experience of burning'

The Chinese tour guide questioned the tourists morals after they failed to spend enough money

Chinese tour guide sacked after video of her verbally abusing tourists goes viral

The tour guide had her licence revoked and was fined 2,000 yuan for her outburst

Nepalese children sit inside an Indian Air Force chopper after they were rescued from an earthquake-hit village

Image that symbolised Nepal's destruction is actually two Vietnamese children from 2007

Na-Son Nguyen took the image almost a decade ago in Vietnam and was surprised when he saw social media users sharing his photo

The 101-year-old Tamang lived through Nepal's last major earthquake in 1934

Nepal earthquake video: 101-year-old survivor talks about his experiences being rescued after seven days trapped

Fulch Tamang was sitting in his home when the earthquake ripped through his building

Can pigs fly?

Chinese tourism board criticised for animal cruelty after pushing pigs off bridge

Animals were herded onto a small bridge and then pushed off with a stick

Chinese tourism board criticised for animal cruelty after pushing pigs off bridge

Animals were herded onto a small bridge and then pushed off with a stick

Residents watch as a Thai search-and-rescue team joins Nepalese soldiers digging for earthquake survivors in the town of Sankhu, near Kathmandu

Nepal earthquake: How the regional rivalry between China and India has spilled over into the international rescue effort

Some suspect the motives of the foreigners bringing humanitarian aid are not always entirely altruistic

Thai police arrest trafficking 'Mr Big' after mass grave of Muslims discovered in the jungle

The grave contained bodies of 26 trafficked migrants

Japanese adult movie star Aoi Sora

Technology company Alibaba posts job advert asking for 'stunning' women with qualities of adult film actress Sora Aoi

The advertisement received a fierce backlash on Chinese social media

New mother Lata Chand lies with new baby born on Friday (AP)

Nepal earthquake: Babies born against the odds amid the devastation - video

Over the weekend the number of confirmed dead passed 7,000

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