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A general view taken from a moving train shows the scene at the Erawan Shrine after a bomb explosion in central Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok bomb: Expectation of bombers will be that this devastation deters prospective visitors

Previous incidents and unrest haven't dented Thailand's 'Land of Smiles' tag

Chinese firefighters continue operations after a series of explosions at a chemical warehouse hit the city of Tianjin, in northern China

Tianjin explosions: Were China's part-time firefighters to blame for tragic chain reaction that left at least 114 dead?

Questions are being raised about whether the crews had been properly trained to deal with the emergency at a chemical warehouse

Erawan Shrine: The Hindu shrine and tourist hotspot and in the heart of Bangkok

The shrine is a hugely popular destination for Buddhists and tourists in Thailand

The explosion was near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok

Bangkok bombing: Thai police safely deactivate two more bombs after deadly blast

Police in the Thai capital had been searching for other explosive devices after a large explosion near the Erawan shrine

Bangkok bomb: Video shows moment deadly blast rocks Thai capital

Mothers and their children seen sprinting away from the blast

The explosion was near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok

Bangkok bomb as it happened: Number confirmed dead rises to 19 as tourists 'targeted' at Erawan shrine

More than 120 people are thought to have been injured in the blast

Indonesia plane crash: Flight TGN267 was carrying £300,000 cash to be handed out to poor villagers

It is not yet known if any of the 54 people on board the plane survived the crash

An armed policeman guards election workers

Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa forecasts election success despite war crimes probe

Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa faces corruption charges and an international war crimes probe. Today, he is attempting a comeback as prime minister in the country’s general election.

North Koreans pause to give way for passing vehicles as they cross a road in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. North Korea celebrated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Koreas from the Japanese colonial rule on Aug. 15.

Photos give a rare glimpse into the lives of North Koreans in Pyongyang

The photos were published after the nation marked the liberation of the Koreas

Japanese volcano alert issued just miles from newly reopened nuclear reactor

The city of Kagoshima could be evacuated after there was a spike in seismic activity in a nearby volcano in Saturday

Pregnant belly in a mirror

Chinese woman avoids jail for 10 years after becoming pregnant 13 times

Under local laws, the woman was not allowed to be committed to prison whilst pregnant

An aerial view of the crater left by a huge explosion that rocked the port city of Tianjin, China

China warehouse explosion: Tianjin workers race to clear site of deadly chemicals before it rains

Fears potential showers could create clouds of toxic gas

Terrified passengers forced to jump from burning ferry in the Philippines

544 people were on board the ferry when it caught fire off the city of Omroc

A Trigana Air Service ATR 42 turbopropeller plane

Indonesian flight TGN267 wreckage found in Papua after villagers reported seeing plane crash into mountainside

The plane was carrying 54 people, including five children and infants

North Korea threatens to 'blow up' South Korea's loudspeakers spouting anti-Pyongyang propaganda over the border

The broadcasts are in retaliation to Pyongyang’s denial of planting land mines in South Korea’s Demilitarized Zone which maimed two soldiers last week

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