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Zheng Yanxiong is best known for a crackdown on protesters over a land dispute in 2011.

Saroj Khan choreographed many hit numbers with stars like Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi.

Five members of a British family and a Canadian pilot died when the plane plunged into a river in 2017.

At least 19 die as an express train hits a van carrying the pilgrims near the city of Lahore.

Monkeys are treated like "picking machines" to harvest 1,000 coconuts a day, an animal rights group says.

North Korea maintains that it has zero Covid-19 cases, though analysts say this is unlikely.

A surge in infections has placed Australia's relative success story at a "critical stage", experts say.

He trained in electrical engineering, but Nasim Yousufzai's life is about metal sculptures and creations.

Marvel's first Islamic superhero will play a leading role in the forthcoming Avengers video game.

Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit has become the latest exiled government critic to be abducted.

New crimes with severe penalties - what the security law brought in by China means in practice.

Pro-democracy supporters say the move does not represent most Hong Kong people.

"The law marks the end of Hong Kong that the world knew before," one activist said as he quit.

Pork is China's favourite meat dish, but will new meat substitutes tempt consumers to give up meat?

False and misleading reports have surged in the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Arrivals from Germany and Italy will also no longer need to isolate on either leg of the journey.

Scotland's first minister criticises the UK government over a plan to relax quarantine restrictions for many overseas visitors.

No 10 says it is a "sensible precaution" against midnight parties taking place across England.

Police in Leicester will be monitoring for non-essential travel as pubs open outside the city.

Cambridge University accepts David Starkey's resignation, saying: "We do not tolerate racism."

Steve Dymond died days after taking a lie-detector test on the Jeremy Kyle Show.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says recreational cricket is not yet safe to play because of issues surrounding "communal teas and dressing rooms".

Scrapping of the "stay local" restrictions from Monday are confirmed by Mark Drakeford.

The UK helps rescue company from bankruptcy as part of a plan to replace the EU's Galileo sat-nav system.

All Britons accused of terror offences linked to a Kurdish militia in Syria have been cleared.

Holiday cottages can reopen and the travel limit has been lifted as Scotland's virus lockdown is eased.

NI's deputy first minister says she stuck to lockdown regulations at Bobby Storey's funeral on Tuesday.

As people in England get the green light to go abroad again, here's a look at what's in store for travellers.

The airline says it is clearing a backlog of refunds while Sykes Cottages also has a new policy.

Which children are going back to school, and what about the rest?

Leicester's schools have closed to all but a small number of pupils just weeks after reopening.

One-sixth of homeowners have taken a mortgage holiday and it could affect their ability to borrow money.

The data in England was missing for weeks, leading to concerns about the local spread of the virus.

Workers say staff are not self-isolating as they cannot afford to and it is "impossible" to distance.

Self-contained accommodation will also be able to take bookings two days earlier than planned.