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This aerial view shows the damage caused by a landslide after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 20

At least 27 dead and several missing after landslides hit Hiroshima in Japan

Hillsides made unstable by days of torrential rain collapsed on homes

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif shake hands at Modi's inauguration

India calls off talks with Pakistan over meeting with Kashmiri separatists

India and Pakistan had agreed to resume talks on improved relations in May

Survivors of the sunken tourist boat recuperate in the town of Bima

Remarkable escape: A sinking boat, a three mile swim – and then they land on an erupting volcano

Kathy Marks tells the story of a group of tourists who survived a stricken Indonesian ferry

Renuka Shinde and Seema Gavit were convicted in 2001. They were first held in 1996 with their mother, who died

Death sentence: India prepares to carry out first ever hanging of women convicts

Sisters Renuka Shinde and Seema Gavit were convicted in 2001 of kidnapping and killing five children in Maharashtra

Kang Chun-hyok participated in a rapping audition TV show,

The North Korean rapper not afraid to take on Kim Jong-un

Kang Chun-hyok is from generation of defectors coming of age and finding voice in South Korea

The death toll from three days of flooding and torrential rain in Nepal and India has now risen to more than 180

Flooding in northern India and Nepal kills at least 160

At least 160 people have been killed in devastating floods and landslides that have struck Nepal and northern India. Officials are now concerned about the possible spread of disease, particularly cholera.

Indonesia tourist boat sinking: Two Brits hospitalised and 15 missing

Ten people were rescued when the boat sank

Russia wins tank biathlon, but escalating tensions leave competition limited

Hoped for Nato competitors don't turn up as Russia comes first and second

Seoul singer G-Dragon could lead the invasion as South Korea has its sights set on Western markets

Move over, Psy! Here comes G-Dragon style

South Korea has its sights set on Western markets for its popular culture, and Gangnam Style was just the start
A supporter of Imran Khan’s party behind barbed wire yesterday

Pakistan protests: Islamabad demonsratators call for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign

Former cricketer and opposition leader Imran Khan has also held a sit-in
The confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad

The hunt for the Saraswati: India launches search for its famed lost river, but not everyone is happy

Some commentators have suggested the move is part of a Hindu nationalist agenda
Pope Francis (L, middleground) waves to the crowd from the popemobile prior to a mass, in Seoul, South Koera, 16 August 2014.

Pope Francis delivers speech in English before leading 800,000 in Seoul open-air mass

But the Pontiff's busy schedule forced him to skip out of evening prayers 

Clashes break out in Pakistan as Imran Khan leads protesters to Islamabad

Clashes have broken out in Pakistan after a protest march led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was reportedly attacked by government supporters.

Teenage athletes from Ebola-hit regions have been banned from taking part in combat and pool sports at an Olympic event this weekend

Ebola outbreak: Athletes banned from combat and pool sports at Youth Olympics

Teenage athletes from the Ebola-hit areas have been told they cannot compete in some sports at the Youth Olympics in China, which starts tomorrow

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day in New Delhi, India

India Independence Day: Modi tells parents – 'Don't bring your sons up as rapists'

Leader addresses 'nation's shame' in Independence Day address

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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
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Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
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Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
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Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
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Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone