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Women in Mersin shout slogans against the murder of a woman as they hold a picture of Ozgecan Aslan

Turkey protests over murder of young woman continue on social media

Women have been sharing their stories of sexual violence, harassment and fear

The boy was sent flying by the exploding manhole

Exploding manhole cover knocks boy to the ground after he drops lit firecracker into sewer

One of the boy's friends had to be rescued by police after nearly falling into the sewer

Passengers crowd atop a train as they travel on a cold winter morning at a railway station in Ghaziabad on the outskirts of New Delhi

Indian baby boy survives fall onto train tracks after mother gives birth in toilet

22-year-old Manu fainted soon after giving birth

Chinese New Year 2015: 6 things you need to know about the Year of the Goat (or Sheep)

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A cricket game on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway. Afghanistan is to play Bangladesh in Australia on Wednesday in the ICC Cricket World Cup

Cricket World Cup 2015: Afghans come together to support their team as the nation makes its ICC debut

Tournament sees cricket transcend ethnic and tribal divisions in the war-ravaged country

The officers take karate lessons

Delhi female police officers learn karate in move to improve women's safety

They are being given self-defence lessons so that they can protect themselves

In 2011 a US Lesbian couple performed traditional Nepalese Hindu wedding rituals in a service on the outskirts of Kathmandu

Nepal set to become the first south Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

Government committee recommends following “positive international trends”

Indian millionaire charged with murder after ramming slow security guard

Local media reported that Mohammed Nisham, 39, rammed a 50-year-old security guard who later died in hospital

Samsung Galaxy S6: wireless charging set to be built in to new flagship phone

Phone will support number of different versions of the technology — allowing users to charge the phone using many of the confusing and competing wireless charging standards

Two Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) the ringleaders of the

Australian police accused of 'blood on their hands' for handing over drug smugglers to be executed in Indonesia

Australian authorities shared intelligence with Indonesian police leading to their arrest

As China gets richer, the world gets dirtier — and will have to choose more growth and being green

In the last ten years, China's CO2 emissions have surged — but experts argue that the whole world must show it how to both get rich and get greener

A handout image from the US Geological Survey shows showing the location of the earthquake which struck on the morning of 17 Feburary 2015

Japanese coastal towns evacuated following earthquake and minor tsunamis

The quake's epicentre was at a depth of about six miles

Chinese New Year 2015: When is it, how is it celebrated – and what does the Goat signify?

The interactive map shows routes Chinese people are travelling in real-time

Japanese people choosing flip-phones over smartphones

Years of deflation have left expensive smartphones out of the reach of many Japanese people — and they'd rather stick with what they know

Exploding manhole sends five-year-old boy flying into the air

Firecracker + manhole cover = don't do it

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