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Thousands of Rohingya are suffering in Southeast Asia's refugee crisis

20,000 people have risked lives crossing the Indian Ocean this year, says UN report

Tens of thousands of people are braving the Southeast Asian seas, many of whom are fleeing the inter-communal violence in Burma

Nick Clegg is scheduled to hold talks in Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pictured, the latest in a series of efforts by the UK to try to boost trade with India

Nick Clegg in India for trade talks with Narendra Modi

When he became Prime Minister, David Cameron said he wanted Britain to become India’s 'partner of choice'

Wrestlers aim to get a grip on better relations with North Korea

The Japanese politician and former grappler behind a two-day Pyongyang tournament hopes it will help to ease international tensions

Rice bucket challenge is India's answer to the viral phenomenon

Rice Bucket Challenge: India's take on the Ice Bucket Challenge 'for Indian needs'

India’s alternative to the ice bucket challenge involves giving a bucket of rice to the poor and hungry

A Malaysia Airlines flight had to return to Kuala Lumpur after suffering cabin pressure problems

Malaysia Airlines flight to Tokyo turns back after cabin pressure problems

The plane had reportedly been in the air for 50 minutes when it had to return to Kuala Lumpur

A man offers a basketful of milk from nats along with a monk and others before divers commence their search to recover an ancient bell in Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar

Buddhist prayers for divers searching for Burma's lost bell

After numerous salvage operations, the latest attempt relies on spiritual guidance rather than state-of-the-art equipment

Rare acquittal for China murder convict on death row raises judicial reform hopes

Nian Bin, 38, walked free when the Fuzhou High People’s Court overturned the death sentence he received

Rescue workers looking for survivors at the site of a landslide after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 20

Rescuers race to find survivors of deadly landslide that killed at least 43 in Japan

The death toll is expected to rise as the operation continues in Hiroshima

Irom Sharmila, the activist involved in the world's longest strike, has been arrested again

Irom Sharmila, the activist involved in the world's longest strike, arrested again

For 40 glorious hours Irom Sharmila was free.

Female prisoner on world's longest hunger strike released in India – before being rearrested after 40 hours

Irom Sharmila has been fed through a tube inserted up her nose for the last 14 years in protest at controversial government legislation that allows the military wide-ranging powers

India gang-rape victim's family condemns minister calling attack and murder 'one small incident'

Woman's father says: 'He is talking about losses to the treasury. What about the irreparable loss that we have suffered?'

MH17 crash: Malaysian bodies arrive home

Malaysia declares the first day of national mourning in its history for civilians

The five cult members in court

Members of Chinese cult accused of ‘beating woman to death’ for refusing to join them

Wu Shuoyan was asked for her telephone number, and when she refused, was allegedly attacked with chairs and a metal pole

Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha set to become Prime Minister after parliament backing

The appointment appears to be aimed at maintaining power as the military implements sweeping political reforms

Hamid Karzai (centre) has agreed to step down as Ashraf Ghani
(left) and Abdullah Abdullah (right) fight to succeed him

Afghanistan presidential elections: Nervous citizens fear return to violence amid ballot deadlock

Threats to form a 'parallel government' and calls for a 'civil uprising' have followed the disputed poll

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Sanctuary for the suicidal

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London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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New leading ladies of dance fight back

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