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Muslim women call for an end to 'verbal divorces' in India

Under Islamic law, men can divorce wives by saying 'talaq' ('I divorce you') three times

Thai Police have released this image of Adam Karadag, the suspect they have arrested in relation to the bombing

Bangkok Bomb: Thai police name Adem Karadag as suspect arrested over blast that killed 20

A further 125 were injured in the explosion at the Erawan Shrine

Small investors across China were left licking their wounds as the country’s stocks fell on Tuesday

China stock collapse: Why the country's market crash is not what it seems

Headlines about trillions of dollars being wiped off China's wealth assume that its stock market operates like ours, says Ben Chu. This is an illusion – and that's the Communist Party's problem

Bollywood film outrages Medecins Sans Frontieres by linking it to terrorism

The film has characters who work for 'Medicine International', a fictitious aid agency whose red and white logo and 'no guns' sticker appears strikingly similar to MSF branding

Monkey has finger blown off after being offered firecrackers disguised as food by cruel tourists

The animal, named Michai, was tricked into opening a bag of firecrackers during the horrifying attack in Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia

Man with earache goes to hospital and discovers 26 cockroaches living in his ear

19-year-old Mr Li had woken up in the night complaining of a painful and itchy right ear

Student protesters Joshua Wong (L) and Nathan Law (C) talk to the media outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong on August 27, 2015

Hong Kong student pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong decries 'political prosecution'

Activists face court a year after prolonged protests against the government

Golden dawn: looking east across the Taklamakan Desert from the Xianjiang autonomous region; beyond lies China proper, and the Pacific

The Silk Roads that trace civilisation: Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places

The west's fixation on its own history has led us to ignore the vast terrain of the 'Silk Roads', to which we owe our civilisation, and thus to misunderstand its peoples. In his new book, Peter Frankopan aims to correct our perspective
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

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