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The US bank has no ties with the Shenzhen company and is investigating the firm

Goldman Sachs (Shenzen): Chinese company set up with near-identical name to US bank

Chinese version uses near identical typeface as the US investment bank – but the pair aren't linked at all

Tianjin explosion: 12 government officials and company executives detained over explosion which killed 145

They have been detained on suspicion of 'dereliction of duty' and 'abuse of power'

Newborn baby dies after being attacked by rats in hospital

The infant's parents were reportedly told not to worry because they "had another son"

Joshua Wong: Student who led 2014 Hong Kong protests charged for 'engaging in illegal gatherings'

Wong tells reporters: 'I do not regret it. Even if I need to pay the price, go to court – and even to jail'

Elephant rides are a popular tourist attraction in Thailand

Elephant gores handler to death and runs off into Thai jungle with tourists on its back

The male elephant reportedly did not respond well to its new handler 

China stock collapse: It's a 30-year growth story, says Sir Martin Sorrell, so don't overreact

Advertising giant says: 'I am an unabashed bull'

Indian police with batons disperse Patel caste protesters in Ahmadabad

India riots: Patel caste seeks 'backward' status to qualify for job quotas

Group also known as the Patidar caste want to be considered for positions reserved for groups at the bottom of society

Thousands of chicks swarm Chinese motorway after lorry crash - and villagers try to loot them

Apparently the fluffy baby birds were too hard to resist

People ride an escalator in Toyko, Japan

Japan changes escalator rules after increase in number of accidents

People are being asked not to walk up or down the escalators at all

Sinkhole swallows four people at China bus stop in CCTV video

Sinkhole swallows four people at China bus stop in CCTV video

Footage shows sinkhole open up in Heilongjiang Province causing four people to fall into huge hole
Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on Tuesday

Black Monday: Beijing reels as a nation of market speculators counts the cost

In China, the stock market has been one of the year's biggest talking points

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai

Black Monday: European shares rally after China's central bank slashes lending rate

Chinese stocks plummeted by 7.6%, following the 8.5% rout on 'Black Monday'

Protest held for the missing journalist in Colombo in 2010

Four Sri Lankan soldiers arrested in connection with claimed abduction and murder of journalist

Prageeth Eknaligoda went missing soon after the 2010 presidential elections

Sivanthan Navidra, aka Venthan, former Tamil Tiger and a Crusaders for Democracy candidate in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election earlier this month, in front of the party symbol

Tamil Tigers change their stripes: Former fighters become politicians as the struggle for self-rule in Sri Lanka goes on

All members of the 'Crusaders for Democracy' are former Tiger fighters who fought the Sri Lankan military in a three-decade war for a separate homeland

South Korean soldiers retreat from the DMZ after the deal

From 'semi-war' to 'semi-peace' in the fantasy land of Korea's Demilitarized Zone

World Focus: 40 hours of talks concluded with concessions from both sides

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