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World News Update, What you need to know
World News Update, What you need to know

20 feared dead in India landslide
Around 20 people are feared to have died in India after monsoon rains triggered a landslide which crushed their village.

Aust miner in Thailand for the long haul
Kingsgate Consolidated has defended itself against allegations that its Thai mining operations polluted local groundwater.

Floods kill more than 100 in Pakistan
The death toll from three weeks of flooding in Pakistan has surpassed the 100 mark.

Myanmar floods leave at least 47 dead
Heavy rains in Myanmar have caused more flooding and left at least 47 people dead.

More than 20 feared dead in India mudslide
Searchers are trying to remove rubble following a landslide in India that is believed to have buried 21 people.

Myanmar floods leave more dead
Severe flooding in Myanmar that has so far affected some 110,000 people, has left another nine dead.

Indian woman fights off croc with spoon
An Indian woman has survived a crocodile attack by beating the reptile off with an aluminium bowl and a wooden spoon.

Japan journalist causes Thai sexting storm
A Japanese journalist has accidentally sent an image of his genitals to a mobile forum set up by Thailand's foreign ministry.

New Taliban leader urges unity in ranks
New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor says the insurgency will continue in Afghanistan, urging unity it its ranks in his first audio message.

Jolie visits Myanmar women garment workers
Angelina Jolie and Aung San Suu Kyi have spoken to garment factory workers about their living and working conditions in Myanmar.

Crowds cheer Bangladesh-India land swap
Thousands of people have broken into cheers as an India/Bangladesh border dispute came to an end after nearly 70 years.

New Thai surrogacy law bans foreigners
New laws in Thailand banning commercial surrogacy have come into effect, ending a long-running debate triggered by the Baby Gammy case in 2014.

Uber to invest $US1b on India expansion
Uber says it will invest $US1 billion to fuel its expansion in India, its biggest market outside the US, in the next nine months.

Asia stocks mostly up, US dollar dips
Most Asian bourses closed up on data showing the US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.3% in the April-June period, but Shanghai dropped 1.13%.

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