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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif convenes parliament after three die in protests against him in weekend of violence

The clashes left at least three dead and hundreds injured

Nine Japanese porn actresses,pose with three supporters in Tokyo on August 30, 2014, as they were preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours for a charity event loosely translated as

Japanese porn stars 'raise thousands' for AIDs research by letting public grope their breasts

'Boob aid' was endorsed by the Japan Foundation for AIDS Prevention

Benny Tai (R), co-founder of the Occupy Central movement, rallies with democracy activists next to the Hong Kong government complex on August 31

Hong Kong 2017 elections: Protests begin in China as authorities criticised for anti- democracy crackdown

Occupy Central has vowed to stage a sit-in protest in central business district

The Hong Kong government is expected to deploy 5,000 police for tonight’s expected protest

China takes a hard line over foreign interference in the direction of Hong Kong's politics

Parliament is expected to limit elections for the leadership of the former British colony to pro-Beijing candidates only
May Myat Noe was stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers say

Burmese beauty queen May Myat Noe accused of absconding with ruby-encrusted crown

Country's first international beauty queen was stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers said

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) inspects a parachute

Kim Jong-un's banker 'defects' to Russia with $5 million

The banker is reportedly seeking asylum in a third, unnamed, country

Accused al-Qaida associate Aafia Siddiqui in 2008

Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner

Why would Isis offer to give up its captives in return for the release of a Pakistani serving an 86-year sentence in a Texas penitentiary? Andrew Buncombe goes on the trail of the mysterious Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Missing Malaysian Airlines MH370: Plane search area changed as new details of satellite phone call revealed

Officials say Malaysian Boeing 777 may have turned south earlier than previously thought

Kim Jong-un talks to military officials during a tactical rocket firing drill of the North's Strategic Force

Kim Jong-un 'is a Manchester United fan', has ordered state TV to show their matches

More woes for struggling club as despot joins list of famous fans

Indian woman, 56, fights off leopard with nothing more than a sickle

Leopard attacks in Uttarakhand are not rare - but surviving them is

This picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows giant panda Ai Hin sitting in its enclosure at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre

Giant panda fakes pregnancy ‘to receive nicer food and round-the-clock care’

Ai Hin had been ‘under observation’ for two months and was scheduled for worlds’ first panda live birth

File photo of Taiwan's Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF). Taiwan scrambled jets after two Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan's airspace on Monday, officials have claimed

Taiwan scrambles jets after China planes 'breach Taiwanese airspace'

Two Chinese aircraft allegedly entered Taiwan's airspace twice on Monday

A new parliamentary study in South Korea has warned that the nation could become 'extinct' if its birth rate remains at such a low level

South Koreans ‘to become extinct by 2750’ due to dangerously low birth rate

Study warns that nation’s very existence threatened by aging population

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36-year-old skeleton of dead baby found inside Indian woman

Doctors removed the skeleton believed to have come from an ectopic pregnancy in 1978

60-year-old General Prayuth Chan-ocha was the only candidate in the election

Thai king endorses leader of junta General Prayuth Chan-ocha as Prime Minister

The General seized power in a military coup three months ago

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