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Jakarta police accidentally get their neighbourhood high with marijuana bonfire

“I got a headache because I wasn’t wearing a mask,” one resident said.

Elderly nun gang-raped in India: Police make first arrest over brutal attack

Police refused to say whether the man arrested, named as Mohammad Salim Sheikh, is one of the men who was caught on the convent's CCTV

The police recruit is dragged into the ditch after dropping the grenade

Instructor dramatically saves army recruit's life after he drops live grenade during training exercise

This is why you should never handle a live grenade with sweaty palms

Grey matter: a Chinese worker delivers bags of cement at a construction site in Hefei in east China’s Anhui province

How did China use more cement between 2011 and 2013 than the US used in the entire 20th century?

Ana Swanson unpicks the surprising factors behind this building boom
A pair of orangutan brothers that had never met before square up to each other in a still from the Chinese television show ‘Wonderful Friends’

China's growing social media army mobilises against animal TV show

Tens of thousands of critics have taken to Weibo, China's version of Twitter

The Ili pika is close to extinction - yet is not recognised as an endangered species by the Chinese government, says Li Weidong

Ili pika extinction fears: Meet the tiny Chinese mammal that’s cuter and rarer than the giant panda

Native to a remote region of China, this tiny mammal, known as the Ili pika, doesn't know it's a member of an endangered species - and neither do most people (Picture by Li Weidong, via National Geographic)

A 52-year-old man in the Philippines, had part of his tongue bitten off by a woman he is accused of attempting to rape

Woman bites off part of tongue of man who allegedly attempted to rape her

The incident is said to have taken place over the weekend in the Philippines

The Dornier surveillance aircraft (like the model pictured) was on a routine flight when it came down off Goa

Indian navy plane crash: Two crew members missing after aircraft plummets into sea off Goa coast

The Dornier surveillance aircraft was on a routine flight when it came down on Tuesday

Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto was selected to represent her nation last week

Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto faces criticism for being 'not Japanese enough'

Ms Miyamoto has a Japanese mother and an African-American father

Around 3,000 people are reported to have marched through the streets of Kabul

Thousands of Afghans march in protest against brutal mob killing of woman in Kabul

Farkhunda was beaten to death and had her body burnt and dumped in a river in the centre of Kabul

Gandhi, pictured during a tour of Bengal in 1946

Why Hindu nationalists would rather honour Gandhi's assassin

Nathuram Godse, the anti-Muslim extremist who murdered India's founding father, is revered as a hero by some supporters of the new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who can never forgive the partition of their country

FILE: A giant sea wall at Burnham on Sea in the United Kingdom. Japan's sea wall will stretch 250 miles and be as tall as a four storey building in some places

Japan to build 250-mile-long, four storey-high wall to stop tsunamis

The proposal is not without controversy, however

Herba climbs the last of the 3,139 steps

Polish stunt cyclist smashes World Record by climbing 3,139 steps while on the back of a bike

Krystian Herba beat his previous record of 2,755 stairs climbed

He kept their heads in refrigerators in a friend’s blood stained apartment

Henry Chau: Pianist who killed parents, chopped up bodies and cooked them 'like barbecued pork' sentenced to life in prison

Chau kept their heads in refrigerators in a friend’s blood stained apartment

A floral tribute at Tanjong Pagar community club marks the death of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew dead: 'Bulldozer who built Singapore' leaves legacy that divides opinion

Lee Kuan Yew, who led city-state for more than three decades, was regarded as both hero and tyrant

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A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
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Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
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The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
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Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
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For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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