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Bishop in India arrested after being accused of raping nun

A Catholic bishop in India's southern state of Kerala was arrested Friday in the alleged rape of a nun, according to a police official.

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She was raped with a hose, then given 10 rupees to buy her silence

The man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl in New Delhi, India, deserves to be hanged, the victim's mother said.

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 61 after illness

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday aged 61 at a military hospital in the capital Hanoi following a period of illness, state media ...

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India launches sex offenders registry, amid spate of rape cases

India is to launch a national register of sex offenders in a bid to combat a rise in reports of sexual violence against women and children, following ...

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Tran Dai Quang, Hard-Line Vietnamese President, Dies at 61

Mr. Quang, whose role was largely ceremonial, was a former chief of the country’s powerful Ministry of Public Security.

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James Ricketson: Jailed Australian filmmaker pardoned in Cambodia

James Ricketson is granted a royal pardon after he was jailed in Cambodia on spying charges.

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As U.N. Gathers, Taiwan, Frozen Out, Struggles to Get Noticed

China’s clout has kept Taiwan out of the United Nations. But as the General Assembly convenes in New York, the democracy of 23 million still intends to be heard.

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Hayabusa-2: Japan hopes for historic asteroid landing

Officials believe the spaceship Hayabusa-2 has put rovers on an asteroid's surface, making history.

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Chinese nanny Mo Huanjing executed for arson killings

A nanny who killed her employer and three children in a house fire is executed in Zhejiang Province.

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Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases

China tells the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over Russian weapons purchases.

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China blocks Twitch game-streaming service

The service's website and app is no longer reachable from mainland China, gamers report

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Australia emu video: Man arrested over 'horrific cruelty'

The footage appears to show a man deliberately running down several birds with his car.

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Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 61

Tran Dai Quang had been ill for months and had received medical treatment overseas, say state media.

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Fingers Point to China After Break-Ins Target New Zealand Professor

Prof. Anne-Marie Brady had conducted research into the breadth of the Chinese Communist Party’s influence in Western countries.

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Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Criminologists explore a food safety scare in Australia, and what could be motivating copycats.

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Philippines landslide victims 'sent texts from underneath rubble'

Philippine police say survivors under rubble after the deadly landslide used phones to ask for help.

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Jet Airways plane turns back after passengers suffer nose, ear bleeds

A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur was forced to turn back Thursday after around 30 passengers complained of nose and ear bleeds due to low ...

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Former Malaysian PM Najib slapped with 25 more corruption charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been hit with 25 more corruption-related charges over allegations that he siphoned off $681 million from the public.

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Mount Paektu: Moon and Kim visit mythical mountain

They clutched hands, their wives at their sides, at the top of a sacred peak in what appeared to be a fitting end to a three-day summit.

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Landslide buries more than 20 homes in Cebu, Philippines

Rescuers at the site of a landslide on the resort island of Cebu in the Philippines can hear shouting from beneath the rubble as they attempt to shift debris covering more than 20 homes, officials say.

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India killing: 'My father ordered my husband's murder'

A 24-year-old Indian man was killed in front of his pregnant wife because of his caste, she says.

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China's GPS 'rival' Beidou's global plans

China's Beidou is being used in everything from ploughing to precision missiles, but can it go global?

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Declare End to Korean War, South’s Leader Urges U.S.

President Moon Jae-in said that Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, saw a formal end to the conflict as an important step toward denuclearization.

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India Criminalizes Instant ‘Talaq’ Divorces for Muslim Men

A new ordinance criminalizing the practice has raised debate about how deeply the government should reach into marital and religious issues.

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Taiwan hair salon covers 'swastika' signs after outcry

A shop has covered its logos after being criticised by local German and Jewish communities.

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Shinzo Abe Gets One Step Closer to Becoming Japan’s Longest-Serving Premier

Shinzo Abe’s victory in a Liberal Democratic Party election reflects fatigue in Japan over a conveyor belt of leaders.

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Trilobites: Decoding Pandas’ Come-Hither Calls

During mating season, the solitary mammals bleat important information to each other through their dense bamboo habitat.

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