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Passengers on an Indian flight have faced a mid-air scare after a first-time flyer tried to open the emergency door, mistaking it for the toilet.
It hasn't fully opened yet but an airport in India is already being branded "one of the world's most beautiful".
The artist behind an underwater art gallery in the Maldives has described his shock after his newly installed exhibit was demolished for being "anti-Islam".
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accused the US of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after US counterpart Donald Trump predicted stepped-up sanctions would get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear programme.
Thai police on Tuesday handed over around 100 kilograms of seized marijuana for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication.
I never did make it to the Tsukiji tuna auction. I planned to, twice. I had ideas of ridiculously early starts, of heading down bleary-eyed to one of the world's most famous markets and joining the queue to watch as the big fish were sold to the highest bidders.
An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.
On Friday, filmmaker James Ricketson was facing another six years in Cambodia's notorious Prey Sar prison in a cramped, lice-ridden cell where inmates have to take turns to lie down. Tonight, he walked through the bright lights of Sydney Airport a free man.
Two small robotic rovers released from an unmanned Japanese spacecraft have landed on an asteroid 300 million kilometres away from Earth.
Hong Kong has opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.
Gunmen have attacked an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 24 people and wounding 53 others, local media reported.
Vietnames President Tran Dai Quang, the country's second in command after the Communist party's leader, has died on Friday, state television and radio announced.
A lack of adequate sanitation facilities in developing countries has a detrimental effect on girls' schooling, as many end up staying home when they have their period.
A Jet Airways flight has returned to Mumbai, India's financial capital, after dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding due to the loss in cabin pressure while flying to a western Indian city.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex at Nyongbyon if the United States takes corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday.