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Footage has emerged from China of a strict father forcing a group of children to strip to their bare chests and undergo a series of exhausting exercises.
New Zealand has released its list of declined baby names for 2017. "Justyce-Krimson", "X" and "Saint" are among the names that were deemed unsuitable for newborns.
A man grabbed Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller's breast at a festival in New Zealand. The 20-year-old now plans to hold a protest against sexual harassment and assault.
Speculation has swirled for decades that everyone from North Korean footballers to coaches are punished for not dominating international sporting championships.
The development comes four years after the Supreme Court of India delivered a controversial verdict saying that same-sex consensual relationships are illegal in the country.
As of now, a prototype for this lingerie-type garment designed by Indian Seenu Kumari has been sent to the National Innovation Foundation in Uttar Pradesh, India for patenting.
The Indian aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had earlier suspended the flying licence of the senior Jet Airways pilot.
Devotees squeezed their way into the tightly packed mob and climbed on others in a desperate attempt to reach the carriage carrying the Black Nazarene through Manila.
South Korean foreign minister announces Seoul would allocate funds from its own money and would not seek renegotiation with Tokyo.
Inter-Korea talks over Pyongyang's participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics kick off in border village Panmunjom.
Prayuth Chan-ocha, who is known for his shocking tactics with the media, told reporters to "ask this guy" if they had any questions regarding politics or conflict.
Equine gift to Chinese leader at opening of state visit by French president follows present of panda to Macron's wife Brigitte.
Mohammad Azeemuddin, head of India's oldest Sunni Muslim seminary, Jamia Nizamia, announced on New Year's Day that Muslims should not eat prawns.
37-year-old Lauren Pollock accused of assaulting and kidnapping her own mother alongside ex-army boyfriend.
A prostitute who fell five stories to her death was allegedly midway through "extravagant sex" with a British man.