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Death toll from Indonesia quake tops 380

Death toll from Indonesia quake tops 380

An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on.

Cambodian PM's party claims all election seats, opposition sees 'death of democracy'

Cambodian PM's party claims all election seats, opposition sees 'death of democracy'

Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) said on Monday it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in a general election a day earlier that critics said was neither free nor fair.

Sri Lankan court remands villagers in custody over beating to death of leopard

Sri Lankan court remands villagers in custody over beating to death of leopard

A Sri Lankan court on Sunday ordered two suspects to be remanded in custody after their arrest over the beating to death of a leopard - animals which are endangered in the country.

Sheikh Khalifa conveys condolences

Sheikh Khalifa conveys condolences

HE Sheikh Khalifa also offered condolences to the members of the family.

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.

104-yr-old Australian commits assisted suicide in Switzerland: foundation

104-yr-old Australian commits assisted suicide in Switzerland: foundation

A 104-year-old Australian scientist who travelled to Switzerland to end his life committed assisted suicide on Thursday, the foundation which helped him die said.

104-year-old Australian breaks into joyful song as he awaits death

104-year-old Australian breaks into joyful song as he awaits death

A 104-year-old Australian scientist burst into song Wednesday as he told a roomful of journalists that he was looking forward to finally being allowed to end his life.

Bangladesh sentences two to death, jails three for life in professor's killing

Bangladesh sentences two to death, jails three for life in professor's killing

A court in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two militants to death and jailed three for life after finding them guilty of killing a university professor two years ago, a prosecutor said.

Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

Australia's oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life, reigniting a national euthanasia debate.

Iraq condemns 6 Turkish women to death for IS membership: judiciary

Iraq condemns 6 Turkish women to death for IS membership: judiciary

A Baghdad court on Monday sentenced six Turkish women to death and a seventh to life in prison for membership of the Islamic State jihadist group, a judicial source said.

Thai court sentences six men to death for murder of family of eight

Thai court sentences six men to death for murder of family of eight

Six Thai men were sentenced to death by a court on Wednesday for the murder of a family of eight in southern Thailand last year, the court said in a statement.

Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing climbs to 10

Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing climbs to 10

The death toll in a Kabul suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State has risen to 10, the Afghan Health Ministry said Saturday.