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Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades

Dinh La Thang is one of the most senior officials to ever go on trial in Vietnam.

'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion

An official told the BBC some villagers thought the frozen ball was an "extra-terrestrial" object.

Great Barrier Reef: Australia unveils A$60m protection plan

New measures will target coral-eating starfish and soil erosion on the Great Barrier Reef.

Padmavat: Violence after India top court lifts ban on film

Despite a decision by the Supreme Court, the film's release has prompted violence and protest.

Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners - eyewitness

An eyewitness describes the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel.

Sydney train passengers injured in crash

They were "very lucky" to escape with mostly minor injuries, authorities say.


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