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Newborn twin female panda cubs are living in an incubator at the Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, China, June 22, 2015. Giant panda Ke Lin at the base gave birth to the female twins on Monday, local media reported.

Twin baby pandas born in China after mother artificially inseminated

Researchers are trying to increase the population of the endangered species

Hunt for MH370 scaled back as one of the search ships withdraws from the operation

The search for MH370 has faced a setback, as one of the three ships taking part in the search is set to withdraw

Ricky has now been saved from the festival

Yulin Dog Meat Festival: Meet Ricky, the dog saved from the cages

The dog, named after comedian Ricky Gervais, is currently in quarentine before his flight to the US

Millionaire loses fortune after adopting 75 sick and abandoned children

Even after having cancer, Ms Lijuan said she'd rather spend what little money she has left on helping the unfortunate than on medical bills

Sand mining is said to damage ecosystems and allegedly responsible for the loss of over 20 Indonesian islands

India's illegal sand mining trade claims hundreds of lives and poses threat to the environment

Illegal sand mafias are being attacked by authorities while journalists who have spoken out about the activity have been killed in violence that has also taken the lives government officials

A Pakistani resident helps a heatstroke victim at a market area during a heatwave in Karachi.

Pakistan heatwave: 'Abstain from fasting', clerics say as heat stroke sees death toll rise over 700 during Ramadan

Pakistan's prime minister has called for emergency measures to be implemented and the army deployed to help those affected by heat stroke

Japan finally lifts its 67-year-old ban on dancing

The ban was put into place after World War Two, and forbade dancing in venues without a special 'dance licence'

North Korean court sentences two South Korean's to a lifetime of hard labour for spying

The South's unification ministry voiced 'strong' regret over the North's decision to hand down the 'grave' punishment

Ian Charleson in the Oscar-winning ‘Chariots of Fire’

The Last Race: Unofficial Chariots of Fire sequel starring Joseph Fiennes in the running

Exclusive: Scottish runner is a hero in China, where he worked as a missionary and died in a Japanese camp

A man cools off from a public tap after filling bottles during intense hot weather in Karachi, Pakistan, June 23, 2015.

Pakistan heatwave: Death toll tops 400 in Karachi as morgues overflow and power cuts worsen crisis

There are fears the death toll could rise dramatically as rain looks unlikely

Japan's prime minister heckled and told to 'go home' during World War II memorial speech

Okinawans resent the presence of US troops on the island

FILE - In this June 23, 2013 file photo released by the Human Society International, a dog waits to be sold for meat in a market in Yulin, in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Residents in the southern Chinese city that's come under fire for an annual summer solstice festival in which thousands of dogs are slaughtered for food have held their feasts early to avoid attention.

Yulin dog meat market 'no worse than eating turkey at Christmas’, says butcher

'You eat turkey, so why are you forcing us not to eat dog meat?', asked one dog meat seller

Ashraf Ghani, pictured here during his election campaign, has commended a soldier following the attack on parliament

Afghan president awards 'hero' soldier 'new home' following Taliban attack on parliament

Soldier, named as Esa Khan, was personally commended by Ashraf Ghani

Baadal Nanjundaswamy works on his crocodile

Indian artist creates crocodile pothole to encourage authorities to finally fix road

Baadal Nanjundaswamy said he was 'glad' his art was of 'some use' for a public cause

Korean teen fakes Harvard-Stanford university admissions in spectacular fashion - all to impress parents

The ‘Genius Girl’ almost became the envy of students the world over

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