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31 Jul
Rescue workers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.
31 Jul
At least 20 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
31 Jul
The Australian government sought to cover up the extent of mental health problems among children held in asylum detention, a psychiatrist tells a national inquiry.
31 Jul
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.
31 Jul
Weightlifter David Katoatau earns Kiribati its first ever Games medal with gold in 105kg as Ben Watson wins bronze.
31 Jul
A woman whose racist rant caused shock in Australia is given a 12-month good behaviour bond after admitting offensive behaviour.
31 Jul
New Zealand lawmakers back a bill making match-fixing a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, as it prepares to host major sporting events.
31 Jul
Malaysian and Dutch leaders to meet later to discuss securing full access to the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine, two weeks after the plane went down.
31 Jul
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
30 Jul
Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months.
30 Jul
Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period.
31 Jul
Head coach of Australian Athletics Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended for publicly criticising the team's star hurdler Sally Pearson.
30 Jul
Not many family businesses in Taiwan find it so easy to hand over the reins, especially companies started during the boom years of the country's industrialisation.
30 Jul
Nitin Srivastava reports from the barricaded town of Saharanpur where the situation remains tense.
29 Jul
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster have been giving evidence on the second day of the trial of the captain and 14 crew members.
30 Jul
Investigation of ex-security chief sends a 'significant' message to the party and the people, Damian Grammaticus says.
29 Jul
Amphetamine drugs worth millions of pounds were sent by international parcel courier from the UK to Australia.
29 Jul
The Australian government has approved the development of what could potentially be the country's biggest coal mine.
29 Jul
Gay rights activists in China are preparing for a landmark court case against 'gay conversion therapy'.
29 Jul
An entrepreneur in Kyrgyzstan has converted a rusty old van into a mobile steam room.
31 Jul
Reforms to decades-old household registration system welcome, papers say.
31 Jul
Experts blame deforestation for the deadly disaster in western India.
30 Jul
Australia's Jetstar apologises after an attendant on a Sydney-bound flight warned passengers to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing.
31 Jul
Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born at a French zoo, it is reported
31 Jul
England move closer to levelling the series against India with another dominant display on day four of the third Test.
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