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The seaplane that crashed in Australia killing five Britons was involved a separate fatal accident more than 20 years ago.
Nine backpackers were rushed to hospital in Australia after snorting a date rape drug they mistook for cocaine.
Decision by New Delhi court paves way for take over of liquor baron Vijay Mallya's assets.
Vietnamese cops have seized $3m (£2.2m) worth of heroin smuggled inside packets of tea, the communist state's largest ever drugs haul.
Harumafuji, only the fifth non-Japanese wrestler to reach the sumo wrestling's ultimate yokozuna rank, was fined 500,000 yen for hospitalising fellow Mongolian athlete Takanoiwa.
Abe has promised to bolster Japanese defence capabilities in the wake of North Korea's "unacceptable" provocations.
It has been reported that a missile in April 2017 ended in disaster when a missile crashed into a city.
The Jet Airways pilots, a man and a woman, said to be a couple, began fighting in the cockpit soon after the the flight took off.
People have been prohibited from going within 8km of Mount Agung's volcano crater ever since it erupted in November 2017.
Twitter's response has already prompted fierce backlash and protests with people accusing CEO Jack Dorsey of being "complicit" in Trump's behaviour.
"Alia's act also amounts to Shirq," Mufti Arshad Farooqui, chairman of the online fatwa department of Darul Uloom said.
A man in India chopped off his mistress' head in a jealous rage because he believed she was in a relationship with another man.
A man from Adelaide has died after being struck by lightning which was conducted through a camera tripod he was holding at the time.
A man was ordered to pay his mother almost $1m for the sacrifices she made while raising him. She had made him sign a contract when he was 20 to make sure he'd give her money.
Dalits held protests in multiple cities after an earlier anniversary rally ended in a death.