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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 continues to defy UN ban with more ballistic missile launches

The short-range weapons were fired into the sea off the east coast

North Korean cheerleaders wave their national flags during the World Student Games in Daegu, South Korea, in 2003

Why we should support North Korea's cheerleaders

North Korea's decision to send a cheerleading team to the Asian Games in South Korea could signify a cynical charm offensive – or be a cause for celebration, says Adam Taylor
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and William Hague in New Delhi

'There is no moral conflict over this.' Hague defends pushing sales to India while citing inspiration of pacifist icon Gandhi

The ministers have also been promoting the Eurofighter Typhoon jet, which is partly built in Britain

Governor Joko Widodo being interviewed in City Hall earlier this year

Indonesia election: Result will consolidate its democracy, or move backwards, experts say

The election is mapping out to be the tightest in Indonesia’s history

Chinese customers can spend a whole day in Ikea

"There were two in the bed": Pictures show Ikea shoppers in China falling asleep in store

Ikea shops in China openly welcome customers to fall asleep in store in a bid to get shoppers to stay longer

Abdullah Abdullah accused Karzai of helping Ghani win the election (GETTY IMAGES)
FILE PHOTO: A Thai soldier keeps watch on a train on the southern line to the border town of Sungai Kolok

Girl, 13, raped and killed on a train in Thailand

Body found near train track three days after she went missing

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and William Hague in New Delhi
Kim Jong-Un: Reports claim the North Korean leader ordered killings of military officials disloyal to his father

Kim Jong-un shown limping in unusual video footage at regime founder’s anniversary

Usually, state media is strictly staged to depict the leader in his finest form

A handout MTSAT rainbow satellite image made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing typhoon Neoguri, the first super typhoon of 2014 heading towards Japan

Typhoon Neoguri hits Japan causing US base to shut down and transport chaos

One fisherman is said to be missing after his boat was caught in rough seas caused by the typhoon

Ashraf Ghani has the lead in the presidential election with 56.44 per cent of the votes

Afghanistan election: Ashraf Ghani leading in preliminary results

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, who led after the first round, claims voting was marred by fraud

Vets worked for 45 minutes to remove the chains and spikes that had dug into the elephant's leg

Elephant 'cries' while being rescued after 50 years of abuse in India

Raju is now at a sanctuary free of chains for the first time

Satellite image made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on 07 July 2014 showing typhoon Neoguri, the first super typhoon of 2014 heading towards Japan

Typhoon Neoguri: Japan braces for 'super typhoon' bringing 150mph winds and lashing rain

Typhoon Neoguri has been growing stronger as it travels north

North Korean cheerleaders members wave their national flags during the 2003 World Students Games opening ceremony in Daegu

North Korea sending cheerleaders to Asian Games in Seoul to soothe tensions with South

Communist leaders are fans of the American tradition

Newly ordained Jain monks in Hyderabad

The vegetarian town: They wouldn’t hurt a fly but the Jains upset Palitana with meat-free plea

Monks say that non-vegetarian food should not be permitted for sale in Palitana, but Muslims say the demands amount to discrimination

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