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Pakistani civil society activists shout slogans against the Taliban during a peace rally on January 5th in Lahore
Grieving relatives after the Shanghai stampede. Local newspapers were instructed not to use photos showing people mourning for the dead

Chinese police arrest dozens of 'rumour-mongers' in aftermath of Shanghai stampede

Shanghai’s propaganda and censorship machine has cranked up efforts beyond the arrests

'Jihad and journalism': Profile of 'senior Taliban man in Pakistan' likely a fake, claims LinkedIn

Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed that his group were responsible for Malala shooting

Man spends 72 hours on a piece of wire

Video: A man from China has succeeded in spending 72 hours on a 70-metre-long steel wire

Indonesian soldiers place a coffin containing victims of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash in an ambulance to be identified on 4 January, 2015

AirAsia flight QZ8501: Indonesia suspends airport officials following plane crash

Indonesia announced on Saturday that it had banned all AirAsia flights between Surabaya and Singapore

A picture on a mobile phone shows Hendra Gunawan Sawal (back C in the photograph), sitting onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501 before it went missing in the Java sea, as his family holds a prayer ceremony for him in Surabaya

Last photo from doomed AirAsia flight: Victim pictured smiling in selfie before take-off

Hendra Gunawan Syawal was on a New Year break to Singapore

The daughter of the pilot of the missing AirAsia plane has posted a message on social media saying

AirAsia QZ8501: mentions of crash being removed from Wikipedia sites

Little to no mention of crash on related pages, and new edits swiftly deleted

People visit a maze which was built by ice bricks and illuminated by coloured lights during a trial operation ahead of the 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 4, 2015. The winter festival will be officially opened on January 5, 2015.

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival: One of world's biggest ice festivals opens in China

The sculptures include a full-sized steam train, a giant ice castle and a ice remake of China's largest bank

Sledgehammer thief trapped by members of the public

Video: The man smashed a hole through a bank window - only for people to block his exit

British Airways aircraft on a runway

British Airways passengers told to wait for eight days at Mumbai airport after connecting flight left without them

Those stranded include children with special needs as airline officials alleged to 'disappear'

Pandas at Chinese rare wildlife sanctuary hit with lethal disease outbreak

One panda has died and three more are in a critical condition after canine distemper hit the centre

After nearly a week of searching for the victims, rescue teams have so far recovered 30 bodies

Missing AirAsia plane: 'High probability' the tail of flight QZ8501 has been found

The tail could contain the plane's black box recorder, but Indonesia's search and rescue agency has yet to confirm the discovery

Man slaps Indian politician at public meeting

Video: The attacker hit the nephew of the state's chief minister

The fire crew used power tools to cut the tube in half

Video: Toddler rescued after getting stuck in washing machine

The two-year-old was trapped for over an hour in the machine's spin dryer

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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Comedians share stories of depression

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Has The Archers lost the plot?

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee