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Indian gets 10 years over death of UK teen
An Indian court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for the death of British teenager Scarlett Keeling, whose body was found on a Goa beach in 2008


Explosion at gas factory in central China
Chinese state media say an explosion has occurred at a gas factory in central China, shattered windows within three kilometres of the blast.


Indon closing Komodo Island to save dragon
The Indonesian government says it will ban tourism and relocate residents on popular destination Komodo Island in a bid to protect its wildlife.


Explosion outside Afghan uni kills eight
At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured when a powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital.


Revenge motive suspected for Kyoto attack
A man suspected of killing 33 people in an arson attack on a Kyoto animation studio believed his novel had been plagiarised, Japanese media reports say.


Philippines crash kills nine children
At least nine school children are dead after the truck they were on flipped in central Cebu province in the Philippines.


South Korea-Japan diplomatic row deepens
The dispute between Japan and South Korea over history and trade turned tragic when a South Korean man set himself alight in front of Japan's embassy in Seoul.


Car bomb explodes at Afghan police base
A car bomb has exploded at a gate of police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar, a police official says, before militant gunmen opened fire.


Displaced in Indon's Papua dying: group
Indonesia's military is denying claims at least 139 people displaced by conflict in the country's eastern Papua region have died of malnutrition and disease.


Phil cops 'punished for deadly drug raids'
Thousands of Philippine police have been punished for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president's crackdown, officials say.


Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested
Pakistan's former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been arrested by anti-corruption officials, drawing a furious response from opposition parties.


Thirty feared dead in Japan studio fire
About 30 people are feared dead a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto which reports have described as a suspected case of arson.


Food crisis risk in North Korea: Red Cross
Aid agencies and North Korea state media are warning that a lack of resources and erratic weather including drought and floods could lead to a food crisis.


India delays moon mission launch
The launch of India's space mission to explore water deposits on the moon's south pole will be delayed until next week after an aborted effort this week


Malaysia's Anwar slams 'gutter politics'
Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim, jailed twice for what he says were trumped-up sodomy charges, has denied calling for a minister to resign over a new gay sex scandal.


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