Ukraine: Separatists are stealing bodies and evidence from MH17 crash site

Ukraine's government on Saturday accused pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine of removing bodies and trying to destroy evidence at the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed after being brought down by a suspected surface-to-air missile.

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Malaysia opposition leader: Harassed by 'desperate' government sex accusations

The last time Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's opposition leader, was sent to prison, he read the complete works of Shakespeare, (five times), wrote essays and treatises, gave interviews and strategised about how best to lead the opposition party to victory against the ruling party, which has governed this south-east Asian nation for nearly 60 years.

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Typhoon Haiyan: at least 10,000 reported dead in Philippine province

Kate Hodal, The Observer

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Burmese Buddhist monk Wirathu uses YouTube to spread anti-Muslim hatred to thousands

Thousands watch YouTube videos of 45-year-old 'Burmese Bin Laden' who is inciting violence against country's Muslim minority

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Death metal: tin mining in Indonesia is wrecking the environment and claiming lives

If you own a mobile, it's probably held together by tin from the Indonesian island of Bangka --where mining is wrecking the environment and claiming dozens of lives

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Beached whales provide food to Indonesian islanders

The beaching of 46 pilot whales on a small island in south-eastern Indonesia – during which all but three died – has turned into an unexpected mealtime bonanza for locals, who have taken the meat for food, a common practice for the region's whale hunters.

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Zookeepers try to curb Indonesian orangutan's smoking habit

Zookeepers in Indonesia have been forced to move an orangutan out of visitors' reach after it developed a serious smoking habit.

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Indonesian atheist jailed after posting 'God doesn't exist' on Facebook page

When Alex Aan picked up a copy of Karen Armstrong's Holy War from his local library in west Sumatra in 2005, he had little inkling of his own religious battle to come. But after posting "God doesn't exist" on Facebook, the soft-spoken civil servant, 30, faces up to 11 years in jail for what is considered blasphemy in Indonesia.

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