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Google stops trusting Chinese websites, China's authorities angry

Rift comes just days after a huge hacking attack, attributed to China

Japanese Misao Okawa, the world's oldest living person, is celebrated by Takehiro Ogura (R), mayor of Osaka's Higashi-Sumiyoshi Ward, at an elder care facility in Osaka, western Japan, the day before her 117th birthday

World's oldest person Misao Okawa revealed the secret to her long life before she passed away

The 117-year-old supercentenarian from Japan was born in 1898

A smiling Kim Jong-un is seen being mobbed by a large group of crying women wearing white boiler suits

Kim Jong-un reinstates 'pleasure troupe' harem of young women

Notorious North Korean dictator has revived the practise first started by his grandfather Kim Il-sung

Russian trawler sinking: At least 54 dead as ship sinks in Sea of Okhotsk

Drifting ice in the Pacific is one possible explanation for the disaster

A total lunar eclipse is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo

Lunar eclipse: Earth to block out the sun and turn the moon red this weekend

Australia, East Asia and the east coast of America will get the best view

Journalist Aisyah Tajuddin could face up to a year in jail if convicted of blasphemy

Rape threats, death threats and a police investigation after video poking fun at an Islamic Party in Malaysia goes viral

Aisyah Tajuddin could face up to a year in jail if convicted of blasphemy

New 3D scanner could work out people’s age based on only a picture

Technology could be used to assess the risks from age-related diseases, researchers say

Image released by the Philippines government the alleged reclamation by China on what is internationally recognised as the Johnson South Reef in the South China Sea

China building fake islands by dumping sand on coral reefs as it claims South China Sea, says US

Buildings and runways appear to have been bulit on 'great wall of sand', claims US military commander

The passersby lift the silver hatchback to rescue the woman

Watch as group in China lift 1-tonne car to rescue woman trapped underneath

It is believed that the driver confused the accelerator with the brake moments before the crash

World's oldest person Misao Okawa dies at the age of 117

Japanese woman Misao Okawa died of heart failure in Osaka

Uighur men at a Sunday livestock market in Kashgar

China hands Muslim man six-year prison sentence for growing a beard

His wife was reportedly handed a two-year sentence for wearing a veil

The runaway rhino killed an elderly woman after goring her (AFP/Getty)

Rhino kills one and injures several more in rampage through small Nepal town

The town borders a forest that contains rhinos, elephants, leopards and monkeys

Secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh month after almost identical murder of idol

Washiqur Rahman admired Avijit Roy, who was murdered a month ago

A handout picture released by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows a shakemap of the region in Papua New Guinea (PNG) where a 7.5 to 7.6 magnitude earthquake occured on 30 March 2015, at a depth of 40 km

Tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific after earthquake off Papua New Guinea

The tsunami warning center said tsunami waves reaching 3 to 10 feet were possible for Papua New Guinea's coastlines

President Xi Jinping, right, and Premier Li Keqiang, left, at the Great Hall of the People earlier this month. President Xi’s top-down anti-corruption campaign has proven popular with the public

Operation Skynet: China's anti-corruption campaign goes international as Beijing reaches out to uncover officials fled abroad

Lacking extradition treaties with Britain or the US, President Xi Jinping is trying to negotiate the return of corrupt officials who have fled. As Jamie Fullerton reports from Beijing, some on the wanted list are returning by choice

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