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India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead

A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials said.


Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday.


More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday.


Man arrested in China for testicle chopping

A man used a blunt razor to chop off the testicles of three patients at a Chinese nursing home, state media said Thursday.


More MH17 bodies return to Netherlands as EU mulls Russia sanctions

Dozens more bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are set to arrive in the Netherlands on Thursday, as the EU prepares to hit Russia with fresh sanctions.


China reopens town sealed after plague death

A Chinese town sealed off after a man died of plague re-opened on Thursday after authorities found no further cases of the illness, state media said.


Asia's rising economies urged to curb income inequality

As rapid economic growth improves average income level in Asian economies, most emerging economies in the region have seen a staggering rise in income inequality and prompting analysts to urge concrete steps to address the issue.


Asean, EU ministers condemn downing of MH17

Asean and European Ministers condemned in the strongest terms the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine last July 17.


Japan runs record trade deficit Jan-June

Japan logged a customs-cleared trade deficit of 7,598.4 billion yen (about US$74.9 billion) in January-June, a record deficit for the six-month period.


48 dead, 10 injured in Taiwan plane crash

Forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and 10 injured in a Taiwan plane crash on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reports quoting the airliner on Thursday.