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The course taught women to sacrifice blood, flesh and soul for the victory of religion

Images show women joyously casting off long black veils and abayas as they flee from Isis

The pictures are taken as women head into safe, Kurd-controlled territories, according to reports

Sales of surgical masks have soared during a MERS virus outbreak in South Korea

Mers outbreak: South Korea quarantines more than 3,000 people as fears of deadly virus grow

Four people have died of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea, where sales of surgical masks are soaring

Cranes raise the Eastern Star in the Yangtze River
Maggi noodles, which are hugely popular in India, have been pulled from the shelves

Maggi noodles banned in India over concerns of excess lead levels

Nestle hit back at the claims and said that the lead levels were fit for human consumption, but still pulled the product from the shelves

OPM hack: as China blames US for huge cyberattack, new era of cyberwarfare and internet terrorism arrives

A huge theft of US government data marks a new time for national and terrorist warfare, taking place on the internet rather than in the real world

Malala Yousafzai was attacked by gunmen in Mingora, Pakistan on October 9, 2012

Malala Yousafzai: Eight of the 10 Taliban hitmen jailed for 25 years over attempted murder of Pakistani schoolgirl secretly freed, claims report

Senior Pakistani security source says they were released 'quietly, to avoid a media fuss'

Volunteer tourist assistants in Seoul are attempting to reassure foreign visitors amid reports that 7,000 people – mostly from China – have cancelled planned trips to South Korea due to Mers

Mers: Outbreak of virus with no known cure and mortality rate of 40% spreads panic in South Korea amid fears it may have mutated

The incurable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has already claimed three lives and is evoking painful memories of Sars. Now questions are being raised about the government's response

Google apologised for Narendra Modi's appearance in the list of criminals

Google apologises to Indian PM Narendra Modi after he appears in list of top 10 criminals

The internet giant reportedly put the mistake down to a British daily which published an image with 'erroneous metadata'

26 years on from the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Huge vigil planned in Hong Kong for Tiananmen Square anniversary

More than 100,000 people are expected for a candlelit vigil for 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
Taiwan is on alert after outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea

Mers: Third person dies and 800 schools now closed as alarm grows in South Korea

North Korea has demanded the introduction of heat-seeking cameras to measure body temperatures of South Korean workers passing across the border

Rescuers carry a victim’s body from the capsized ship in the Yangtze River

China ferry disaster: Hopes fade of finding survivors as families visit the site where ship capsized

With more than 400 people still missing, relatives are demanding news about their loved ones

Popular Japanese hot spring Fudo no Yu closed down after repeated complaints of 'lewd' behaviour and orgies

The spring was popular with tourists for its views of the Hoki River, but proved too popular with certain groups

An Indian man walks across the dried-out bed of Lake Ahmad Sar as extreme heat conditions prevail in Ahmedabad

Minister blames India's heatwave on climate change, as death toll reaches 2,500

Death toll has continued to rise since extreme temperatures began in mid-April

South Korea tested also another missile aimed at shooting down an enemy ballistic missile, the defense official said.

South Korea successfully test-fires missile that can reach all of North Korea

The missile, which had a reported range of more than 300 miles, was fired from a southern launch pad

Taiwan is on alert after outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea

Mers virus: South Korea closes hundreds of schools over fears deadly virus may spread

MERS has a much higher death rate than SARS – and there is no cure or vaccine

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