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Buddhists celebrated Makha Bucha Day at a temple in Thailand.
The horrific accident took place in the city of Hankou in China.
Oxfam worker Aimee Santos, who claims she was molested by female colleague in the Philippines, was "constructively dismissed" from job
One of two students who plotted to poison a classmate has been allowed to return to school in Victoria, Australia, forcing the victim to file a restraining order and eventually move schools.
A pro-North Korea paper says the US must "give up its reckless hostile policy".
"The issue of a crime against humanity committed in time of war cannot be closed with just a word," said Moon Jae-in.
In the last few days, a few prisoners at Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility have used violence to try and get their way.
Ceremonial firing illegal in India but remains rife across South Asia.
Japan's Sanitary Equipment Industry Association has finally ended years of confusion over the the nation's electric toilets.
British woman Jemma Lilley, who was "obsessed with serial killers", is sentenced to life imprisonment for "bucket list murder" of autistic teenager Aaron Pajich in Perth, Australia.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has now promised to hold election no later than February 2019.
The Afghan government offers to recognise Taliban as a political force, provide passports and withdrawal of sanctions in return for talks.
Tolino Chishi said, "I didn't know what semen flinging was, I learnt that today. My kurti tells the tale" on her Instagram post.
The child's nanny – who has just been referred to as Parveen – was caught physically abusing the girl with a long cane stick in the video.
North Korea's arms exporter is believed to have made at least 40 shipments through a complex smuggling network.