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Acid attack survivors in India model new clothing range for powerful photoshoot

Rupa designed the clothes after surviving an acid attack by her stepmother 

Baby Gammy: Thailand government moves to ban commercial surrogacy after controversy around 'abandoned' Down's Syndrome boy

Thailand's military government gave preliminary approval on Wednesday for a draft law to make commercial surrogacy a criminal offence, following a spate of dramatic surrogacy scandals in the past two weeks.

The suitcase where the body of a woman was found inside

Bali suitcase killing: Woman's daughter and boyfriend arrested after American's body found stuffed in back of taxi

Police claim CCTV footage shows the woman fighting with her daughter’s boyfriend a day before she disappeared

A still from the video of a jogger chasing a man who harassed her in Bangalore

Indian jogger filmed chasing and hitting man who sexually harassed her in Bangalore

Veena Ashiya Chindlur's response has sparked a debate about discrimination

A cub lies next to its mother at a zoo in Calcutta. A lion cub [ NOT PICTURED] has led forest rangers to its dead mother’s corpse, in what has been described as “very rare” behaviour by keepers at an Indian sanctuary (AFP/ Getty Images)

Lion cub leads forest rangers to mother’s dead body at sanctuary in India

The 15-month-old cub guarded its mother’s body until officials returned

The newborn panda triplets inside an incubator at a safari park in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou

Chinese panda triplets: Guangzhou zoo unveils world’s first surviving panda triplets

Zoo described them as ‘a new wonder of the world’

John Kerry checks into hotel in Burma that is blacklisted by US government

Naypyidaw's Lake Garden hotel is owned by Burmese businessman Zaw Zaw, who has long been seen as being close to Burma’s military and who remains on a US sanctions list

Pakistani police commandos guard a polio vaccination team at a security checkpoint in Bannu

Polio battle: How Pakistan’s refugee problem helped in one of final frontiers

Exodus of million people from tribal regions provided opportunity to vaccinate hundreds of thousands against disease

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun at midnight on Tuesday on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the demise of President Kim Il Sung in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang July 8,

North Korea conducting 'rosy' human rights report to show people's 'free and happy lives'

The state dismissed the UN's allegations of atrocities as 'dastardly' plot

Chinese internet user detained for spreading 'rumours' online in troubled Xinjiang region

The man, identified as a member of the region's Muslim Uighur minority, was held after an incident in late July left tens of individuals dead

Quadcopters could be used to reach remote or mountainous terrain

Unmanned ‘quadcopters’ could deliver medicine in Bhutan

Prime Minister hopes they will play radical role in his small and mountainous country

Poch Younly with wife Som Seng Eath and children in 1955

Secret Cambodia diary helped to convict two Khmer Rouge ringleaders

‘Why do I have to die here like a dog, without meaning?’

In a statement released ahead of their appearance on the Australian TV show 60 Minutes, David and Wendy Farnell (pictured) said they would like Australia to hear their side of the story, before passing judgement on them.

Baby Gammy: Australian parents deny abandoning Down’s syndrome boy

Couple nonetheless admit they wanted to ‘get a refund’ when they found out Gammy had Down’s – but insist they changed their minds when the twins were born

This image was posted to Sina Weibo by the Shenzhen traffic police department, alongside a warning to full-beam headlight abusers

Chinese drivers forced to stare at full-beam headlights in ‘eye for an eye’ punishment for those who dazzle others

Offenders will also receive a road-side lecture on how to use their headlights properly, as well as a £30 fine

Typhoon Halong ravaged Japan's coast on Saturday evening

Typhoon Halong: One dead and one million evacuated from homes as torrential rain and 110 mph winds rip through Japan

A 78-year-old was found dead after he was swept away by an overflowing irrigation canal at his farm

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