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Matthew Miller after his trial last week

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The Californian 'spy' was a loner who lived a double life. Sam Masters reports

Matthew Miller, 25, has been sentenced to six years hard labour in North Korea

Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'

North Korean authorities said the 25-year-old Californian had said he wanted to spread the secrets of the US military

Thai police (not pictured) shut down a university seminar on democracy on Thursday

Thailand's military junta raids university seminar on democracy arresting seven

The authorities put a halt to the event at Bangkok's Thammasat University due the martial law restrictions on political criticism

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Pakistani academic accused of blasphemy shot dead in Karachi

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The group of officials reportedly travelled to Scotland for a week at the expense of Thai taxpayers

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: Killer still at large as DNA tests show 'no match' with British backpackers questioned over killing of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge

Thailand’s forensics police chief said tests carried out on Ms Witheridge’s body revealed traces of semen from two different men

American Aijalon Mahli Gomes, during a rally denouncing North Korean's human rights conditions at the Imjingak Pavilion near the demilitarized zone

North Korea: Crazed dreamers or zealous missionaries – so why do Americans flee to the autocratic anti-US country?

After a US citizen tries to swim to the secretive state to meet Kim Jong-un, Foster Klug in Seoul investigates its appeal

Thailand's leader has said that women tourists cannot expect to be safe in his country 'walking around in bikinis'

Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis

In a televised speech on tourist safety Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha questioned whether female travellers can be safe in bikinis in comments that he has since apologised for

An American man has been arrested by South Korean officials after allegedly attempting to swim across a river in a bid to meet Kim Jong-un, officials said on Wednesday

North Korea: US man arrested after trying to swim from South Korea 'to meet Kim Jong-un'

The man was found by marines near the Han River

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: British man being questioned after brutal killing of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

Thai police have said there are 'a number of possible suspects'

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: Police on the lookout for an 'Asian-looking' male

The families of two British tourists killed in Thailand have paid tribute to their loved ones as police continued to attempt to identify an Asian man now reportedly considered a prime suspect in the killings.

Fishermen in wetsuits hunt dolphins at a cove in Taiji earlier this year

Taiji cove: Dolphin hunting season begins with death of first pod

Animal rights campaigners live streamed events from notorious cove despite fishermen erecting covers to hide work

Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane

Video: Disgruntled passengers used the power of passenger democracy to stop the VIPs from boarding the plane after causing a lengthy delay

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: Police 'detain three Burmese migrant workers for questioning' over deaths of British tourists David Miller and Hannah Witheridge

CCTV apparently shows Hannah Witheridge and David Miller leaving a bar together

Chinese city Chongqing creates 'mobile phone lane' for pedestrians who walk and text

A 50m stretch of pavement with two lanes: one that prohibits mobile phone use next to one that allows pedestrians to use them at their 'own risk'

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