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Something in the air: every spring, dust from the Gobi Desert in northern China and Mongolia enters the atmosphere and travels east

Kawasaki disease: an unknown illness with no definitive medical diagnosis and no known cause – but it may all be in the wind

Kawasaki disease, an illness that can lead to heart disease in children, was first noted in 1871, but its cause is still unknown. Now, explains a former sufferer, scientists believe the answer may be blowing in Asia’s sand-laden winds

China stocks: The financial crisis that has wiped $3 trillion off stock markets

Despite the Chinese government's best efforts to manage it, China's sudden financial crisis is continuing

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North Korea: Report claims to reveal extent of public executions by secretive regime

Nearly 1,400 people were put to death in front of spectators between 2000 and 2013, according to figures from a Seoul-based monitoring group

24 hours of rain causes heavy flooding in Northern India

24 hours of rain causes heavy flooding in Northern India

The northern state of Uttar Pradesh has been hit badly by flooding

Chinese man raises two puppies which turn out to be endangered black bears

The man only realised his error after seeing leaflets, locally, with information on the endangered beasts

Investors use computers to trade stocks at a brokerage office in Beijing

What really lies behind big trouble in China's markets?

Beijing is getting desperate as its stock markets continue to plummet. Ben Chu looks at the unique conditions behind the 'Great Fall of China' headlines

Protesters hit the streets in response to the Vyapam scandal in Bhopal

Indian corruption scandal: Dozens linked to bribery claims die mysteriously

At least 30 people alleged to have manipulated selection process for thousands of government jobs have died

Thai military court releases 14 students detained for holding anti-coup protests - but charges still remain

The group could still face up to seven years in jail for breaking a government ban on public gatherings

Kim Jong Un is reportedly unhappy with the terrapin factory's efforts

Kim Jong-un 'executes manager of terrapin farm for failing to supply food and water to the tanks'

The manager reportedly told the North Korean leader the lack of supply was down to a lack of electricity

Indian woman 'set on fire by policemen' dies in Uttar Pradesh

Officers accused of humiliating her and setting her on fire

World's oldest man Sakari Momoi dies in Japan at the age of 112

Oldest living person celebrated her 116th birthday yesterday in Brooklyn, New York

Beijing's market intervention halts slide – for about an hour

Measures by Beijing to stem the plunge in China’s stock markets stopped a three-week rout, but failed to give the much-needed boost officials were hoping for.

Mers virus: 5 things you need to know about the disease in the Philippines

Filipino health officials confirm second case but the World Health Organisation insists the outbreak is not an international emergency

The One Child policy also outlaws single parenthood

How one couple is fighting back against China's financial penalties for unmarried parents

Mr Shen and Ms Wu are using media attention to raise money to pay their fine

A survivor of a passenger ferry that capsized in rough waters cries after arriving at the pier in Ormoc City, central Philippines on July 2, 2015.

Philippines ferry disaster: Owner and crew charged with murder

189 people were aboard the Kim Nirvana when it overturned in rough waters on Thursday, killing at least 56 people

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The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

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