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Thai accused of dead king insult

Two retired army officers complain about comments made by academic Sulak Sivaraksa about King Naresuan, who died more than 400 years ago

Life inside a Taliban stronghold

Rare glimpse of militants' camp at the gateway to Kabul

The sleepy island Indonesia is guarding from China

Will Natuna add to disputes in the South China Sea?

Catholic synod vote 'disappointing'

Catholic gay rights groups express dismay at the rejection by bishops of proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, backed by Pope Francis.
Internet trolls face longer sentences

Internet trolls face longer sentences

People who post abusive messages online could face up to two years in jail under new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

S Korea concert planner found dead

A South Korean man involved in planning a concert in which at least 16 people were killed has been found dead in an apparent suicide, police say.

Australia 28-29 New Zealand

A last-minute converted try from Malakai Fekitoa gives New Zealand a thrilling victory over Australia.
Nigeria and Boko Haram 'agree truce'

Nigeria and Boko Haram 'agree truce'

Nigeria's military says it has agreed a truce with Islamist militants Boko Haram, and the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released.

Serbia's balancing act between Russia and EU

Serbia's balancing act between Russia and the EU

Grisham 'sorry' for child porn views

Author John Grisham has apologised for criticising the US justice system's "harsh" punishment of those viewing indecent images of children.

Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse

US health officials are seeking 132 people who took the same flight as a Texas nurse on the day before she came down with symptoms of Ebola.

Day in pictures: 15 October

Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours

Toyota to recall 1.75 million cars

Japanese carmaker Toyota issues a recall of 1.75 million cars worldwide over faulty brake installations and fuel component issues.

Blair wants religious respect lessons

A global drive is needed to tackle extremism by making education systems in all countries teach respect for other religions, Tony Blair says.

JP Morgan posts profit of $5.6bn

US banking giant JP Morgan Chase reports a $5.6bn profit for the three months to 30 September, while rival Citigroup makes $3.4bn.

Australian chain pulls 'racist' top

A singlet bearing a slogan seen by many as racist is removed from Woolworths shelves in Australia after it was "inadvertently" stocked.
East Ukraine rebel leader attacked

East Ukraine rebel leader attacked

A pro-Russian Donetsk rebel leader, Pavel Gubarev, is unconscious in hospital after gunmen fired at his car, causing it to crash.
Mistake blamed for US Ebola spread

Mistake blamed for US Ebola spread

A top US health official says a mistake was clearly made by staff treating a man who died of Ebola in Texas, resulting in one of them becoming infected.
Iraqi Kurds call for weapons to combat IS

Iraqi Kurds call for weapons to combat IS

Kurds call for better weapons to defeat Islamic State