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Family members of UK citizens killed in Indian violence 12 years ago urge British ministers to seek justice for the three men

The calls are ahead of Foreign Secretary William Hague and Chancellor George Osborne's visit to meet the country's new leader Narendra Modi this week

Torrential rainfall causes seven-metre-deep lake in China's Hunan province

Floods in several provinces across China have left over 100 dead

Mohammad Iqbal, 45, has admitted he strangled his first wife so that he could marry again

Farzana Parveen Lahore ‘honour killing’: Father of pregnant woman stoned to death in Pakistan charged with murder

Five members of Ms Parveen’s family indicted with torture and murder charges over horrific killing

Policemen block a street in the central district during the rally for greater democracy in Hong Kong on July 1, 2014

Hong Kong protests: Five members of pro-democracy group arrested

The arrests follow a 510,000-strong march on 1 July

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near barbed wire setup as barricade during restrictions in downtown area of Srinaga

Massive security and empty streets greet Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on first visit to Kashmir

India's new leader has been confronted by a massive security operation and almost empty streets as he makes his first visit to the long-contested region of Kashmir, where he vowed to boost development.

The payment of dowries by brides’ families was banned in India in 1961

Controversy as India's highest court says anti dowry laws being misused by 'disgruntled wives'

Activists fighting to protect women against abuse said the court ruling will make women more vulnerable

Maids are sometimes stereotyped by their country of origin with Burmese workers seen as compliant

Modern-day slavery? Shopping mall in Singapore found to be selling housemaids like commodities

Bukit Timah Shopping Centre has its maids standing under signs that offer low prices and maids that are willing to work without a day off

The young woman was taken to see a local pir or Sufi elder

Pakistan police investigate after young woman dies during exorcism

Police in Pakistan have launched a murder inquiry after a young woman was reportedly beaten to death by a Muslim holy man who was trying to “exorcise demons” from her.

Chinese muslims known as 'Uighurs' from Xinjiang Province pose for photos in front of a portrait of Mao Zedong before the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3, 2013

China bans Ramadan: Fasting and ‘taking part in religious activities’ forbidden in controversial crackdown on minority Uighur Muslims

Statements from local government departments and schools say ban is to prevent Muslims from 'instilling religion' into public bodies

An investigation into the wherabouts of a number of Japanese citizens that went missing in North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s has been high up on the Japanese PM's political agenda since coming to power

Japan lifts sanctions on North Korea as Pyongyang agrees to investigate abduction claims

This will be the first diplomatic agreement made between the two Asian nations since a similar deal broke down in 2008

Thousands of newly graduated female students are deciding to wear wedding dresses for their graduation days

Thousands of female graduates across China ditch the mortar board for wedding dresses

The wearing of wedding dresses along with other weird and wonderful outfits has become customary at Chinese graduations this year

Video footage of a Japanese politician who claimed 3 million yen (£172,300) on expenses defending his actions in a tear-filled, emotional rant has gone viral.

Video of Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura crying hysterically at press conference goes viral

Nonomura was overcome with emotion when he spoke at a press conference to defend himself against claims he had misused expenses

Alien-like panda twin cubs born in China

The hairless pair is seen playing and wriggling in their incubator

'Bigfoot' has been the subject of many hoaxes, such as this April Fool's joke at Mount Everest in 1992 - but has he now been found to exist?

DNA study shows yeti is real (sort of) – and Oxford scientist prepares expedition to find it

Results back from first scientific test into Abominable Snowman

Protesters with anti-war placards hold a mass rally outside the Prime Minister’s office in Tokyo

Japan's pacifist constitution: After 70 years, nation changes the rules so it can go to war

The country will now be able to engage in collective self-defence and come to the aid of a military ally who is under attack, but the move has proved to be bitterly divisive

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