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Gareth Huntley went missing while trekking to a jungle waterfall on Tioman Island

Gareth Huntley: Backpacker's 'throat was slit', locals claim

Detectives are investigating claims that Mr Huntley was involved in a fight before he disappeared

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has confirmed that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is not in the search zone where acoustic pings were detected

MH370 search: Families of missing passengers launch $5m reward to tempt whistleblower to expose ‘cover-up’

Relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight seek truth using ‘human intelligence’ approach

Onlookers do nothing to intervene as the child holds a cigarette

Chinese toddler seen smoking in street

Outrage has ensued across social media platforms after a video of the shocking incident appeared

Soldiers entertain the Bangkok public

Thailand unrest: Get happy, army tells citizens

The junta that seized power last month has no plans to restore civilian rule soon. But it has launched an official campaign to bring back something it says the divided Thai people desperately need – happiness.

Crusader: Dinanath Batra, who, like India’s new premier, once belonged to the right-wing

Writers and historians fear for India's free speech as a resurgent Hindu nationalism uses law to bring publishers to heel

Dinanath Batra considers himself a campaigner with a cause.

MQM supporters protest in Karachi after the arrest of Altaf Hussain in London

Altaf Hussain: Pakistan MQM leader released after arrest

His released has led to jubilant scenes in Karachi and Hyderabad

Never-before-seen photos of Tiananmen Square in the lead-up to the massacre

Shelley Zhang discovered the images contained within a black film canister in an old shoebox belonging to her parents

The Chinese ship chased down two small fishing boats befor hitting one

Footage released of large Chinese ship chasing and sinking small Vietnamese fishing boat in disputed waters

Tension between Chinese and Vietamese vessels has intensified since the Chinese oil rig, HD-981,was towed into disputed waters

Saba Maqsood was attacked and shot by her father, uncle, brother and aunt and thrown into the waterway in the city of Hafizabad in Punjab province

Pakistan woman survives 'honour killing': Saba Maqsood shot twice and thrown in canal

Saba Maqsood was left for dead in a canal after marrying her neighbour against her family's wishes

Golden temple massacre anniversary: Twelve injured in sword fight between Sikhs rowing over who should speak first at memorial

Indian television channels showed dozens of Sikhs wearing traditional turbans and robes waving swords at each and pointing spears as the two groups sized each other up

Pakistani resident Mohammad Iqbal (C) prays alongside relatives for his wife Farzana Parveen, who was beaten to death with bricks by her father and other family members

Husband of Pakistani woman bludgeoned to death by her own family tells of his grief

The widower of ‘honour-killing’ victim Farzana Parveen now fears arrest, he tells Umair Aziz

Oil storage tanks near Melut, in the Upper Nile, Sudan

South Sudan’s dwindling oil output forces China to step in to protect its investments from the ongoing rebellion

While Beijing’s economic tentacles have spread through the continent relentlessly, it has always kept a diplomatic silence on political matters. But the conflict in the African state has changed all that

Babulal Gaur pictured at a Bharatiya Janata Party function in Bhopal on 23 August, 2004

Indian politician says of rape, 'Sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong'

Babulal Gaur made the comments a week after the gang rape and murder of two teenagers

The secret to opening a glass jar

Japanese researchers have developed a parallelogram-shaped container that even the weakest of hands will be able to get to grips with

Supporters of Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party hold photographs of leader Altaf Hussain during a sit-in protest in Karachi

Karachi shutdown: Pakistan's largest city on lockdown after political chief’s arrest in Britain on suspicion of money laundering

Muttahida Qaumi Movement party leader Altaf Hussain has been living in London in self-imposed exile since the early 1990s

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