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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.
A Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China, after a US sting operation.
Opposition MPs in India demand an investigation into reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.
China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.
Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet
Fighting continues, as Syria's Assad strengthens his position
Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.
General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.
Lyse Doucet reports from Gaza on a rescue mission to evacuate wounded civilians from Khan Younis and Shejaiya.
Families wait for answers year after Spanish rail disaster
The leader of Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Borodai, has admitted contacts with Russian security services.
Woman who beat 'fat' jibes to turn Malawi into netball champions
Eight places in Europe that also want independence
Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.
Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.
The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections
Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration
The restaurants that love solo diners