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    'Pandemonium' as flyer in India tries to open emergency door mid-flight

    'Pandemonium' as flyer in India tries to open emergency door mid-flight


    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...

    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.
    Maldives art installation demolished for being 'anti-Islam'

    Maldives art installation demolished for being 'anti-Islam'


    The artist behind an underwater art gallery in the Maldives has described his shock after his newly installed exhibit was demolished for...

    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 accuses the US of trying to overthrow government

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accuses the US of trying to overthrow government


    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...

    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.
    Thailand police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for medical research

    Thailand police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for medical research


    Thai police on Tuesday handed over around 100 kilograms of seized marijuana for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based...

    Thai police on Tuesday handed over around 100 kilograms of seized marijuana for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication.
    Tsukiji fish markets tuna auction, Tokyo: A great attraction gone forever

    Tsukiji fish markets tuna auction, Tokyo: A great attraction gone forever


    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...

    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.
    Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea

    Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea


    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...

    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.
    Filmmaker James Ricketson lands safely in Australia after 'spy' ordeal

    Filmmaker James Ricketson lands safely in Australia after 'spy' ordeal


    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...

    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.
    Japan spacecraft's rovers land on asteroid

    Japan spacecraft's rovers land on asteroid


    Two small robotic rovers released from an unmanned Japanese spacecraft have landed on an asteroid 300 million kilometres away from...

    Two small robotic rovers released from an unmanned Japanese spacecraft have landed on an asteroid 300 million kilometres away from Earth.
    Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

    Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China


    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...

    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.
    Dozens die in attack on Iran military parade

    Dozens die in attack on Iran military parade


    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...

    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.
    Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang has died

    Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang has died


    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...

    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.
    When having your period stops you going to school

    When having your period stops you going to school


    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...

    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.
    Indian flight turns back after 30 passengers report sick

    Indian flight turns back after 30 passengers report sick


    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...

    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.
    Kim and Moon discuss dismantling nuke sites and hosting the Olympics together at summit

    Kim and Moon discuss dismantling nuke sites and hosting the Olympics together at summit


    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...

    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.