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26 Jul
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.
25 Jul
A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.
25 Jul
South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.
25 Jul
Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 bus passengers from the minority Hazara community in the central Afghan province of Ghor, officials say.
24 Jul
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.
25 Jul
Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.
25 Jul
Myanmar allows Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in Rakhine state, where residents have had almost no access to healthcare since the group was ejected in February.
24 Jul
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rejects claims by a ruling party legislator that she is not fit to represent newly-created Telangana state because she is married to a Pakistani.
24 Jul
Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international Christian charity in the western city of Herat.
24 Jul
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
24 Jul
A Singaporean businessman has been jailed for three years for bribing three Lebanese football referees with prostitutes so that they would fix matches
24 Jul
At least 18 children are killed along with their driver when a school bus is hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say.
25 Jul
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
25 Jul
Soldiers and recovery teams are continuing to clear the wreckage from a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
25 Jul
Mumbai's grand old Parsi cafes have long been a symbol of the city's diverse cuisine and culture, Sameer Hashmi looks at why they are dying out.
26 Jul
Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit.
24 Jul
Australia's prime minister, Tony Abbott, is offering to send 50 police officers to help secure the site in eastern Ukraine where MH17 crashed.
24 Jul
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
24 Jul
An Indian charity has set up a rehydration unit in their health centre to ensure local people get access to oral rehydration therapy
24 Jul
Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance believe pilgrimages could provide clues to the mechanisms behind its spread.
25 Jul
Defence capabilities assessed after a test of an anti-missile system.
25 Jul
Celebrating India's 'rollicking start' at the 20th Commonwealth Games.
24 Jul
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
23 Jul
Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team are stopped by police for cycling down a Glasgow motorway.
25 Jul
Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs to draw their first bilateral one-day series against a Test-playing side.
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