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At least 160 people are reported to have been killed in floods and landslides following days of torrential rain in Nepal and northern India.
US police confront protesters and fire tear gas to try to disperse crowds as a second night of curfew gets under way in Ferguson, Missouri.
World number three Roger Federer beats David Ferrer for a 16th successive time to win a sixth Cincinnati title.
Kurdish officials say that their Peshmerga fighters have broadly taken control of a strategically important dam in northern Iraq from Islamist militants.
Ali Moore reports from the Singapore Garden Festival, where designers, horticulturists and thousands of orchids have created new ideas for Asia's gardens.
US air strikes to support Iraqi forces' efforts to retake Mosul dam are aimed at protecting US interests in Iraq, says President Obama.
Lesbian couple find their lives on the line
Thailand's economy grows 0.9% in the second quarter to avoid a technical recession after months of political turmoil affected business.
From China's beaches to global high fashion?
Shares of Japan's Chugai Pharmaceutical rise to a record on reports Swiss drug giant Roche is looking to take control of the company.
Southeast Asia's second-largest lender, OCBC, plans to raise $2.7bn (£1.6bn) in a rights issue to help fund its purchase of Hong Kong's Wing Hang Bank.
Thirteen more foreign tourists and Indonesian crew have been rescued after a boat sank off the coast of eastern Indonesia.
Four far-right Jewish protesters are arrested at the Tel Aviv wedding of an Arab Muslim man and Jewish-born woman, reports say.
Ricardo Izurieta, who succeeded General Pinochet as Chilean army chief in 1988, during the country's transition towards democracy. dies, aged 71.
Why the internet of things will be a security disaster
Doctor puts a high-meat diet to the test
Future North Sea oil and gas revenues could be six times higher than an economic watchdog has forecast, a report claims.
Why the French government is cool on Scottish independence
Courts in England and Wales wasted almost £250m last year by remanding people in custody unnecessarily, the Howard League for Penal Reform says.
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.