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Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller was wearing a sprinkling of glitter covering her breasts and a skirt when she was groped by a fellow reveller at Rhythm & Vines festival.
Harswarup Maurya from the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was the sole breadwinner of his 9-member family and had taken a loan of 65,000 rupees.
If things go according to plan, this will be the first time in two years that the rival Koreas will hold direct talks between each other.
The North Korean leader in his New Year address said that he has the nuclear button on his desk and it is no longer just a threat but a reality.
CCTV footage caught the moment a woman in China trips into a lift while looking at her phone and has her leg severed.
Dr Zhao Bianxiang reportedly collapsed after working 18 straight hours. After colleagues desperately tried to save her, she was pronounced dead the next morning.
Muslim man Waseem Ansari beaten to death in Jharkhand, India, after he complained about loud New Year music.
Myanmar pledged that Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh by the hundreds of thousands would start their journey home later this month. However, few believe that will happen.
A store in Australia has been told it has to pay an employee A$17,000 after she was seriously attacked by a bird outside the shop.
Vinod Moorjani denies the allegations, claiming that a phone call he made requesting the "BOM-DEL status" – the status of his Bombay to Delhi flight – was misheard.
According to police, the 27-year-old had a skin problem that affected his scalp and caused severe hair loss.
Pakistan's civilian and military leadership is also set to meet to come up with an appropriate response after Donald Trump threatened to cut financial aid.
A convicted murderer who killed an autistic teenager for the thrill of it has been attacked behind bars on New Year's Day.
Police said that most of the girls were sent to a women protection home, but 10 of them left for their homes with their families.
The group had reportedly been swimming about one kilometer south of safety flags at the Birubi Beach in Port Stephens when they were caught in the undercurrents.