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1 August 2014 Last updated at 05:46 ET

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.

Relatives wail after seeing the body of a victim of massive landslide in the Malin village in Pune district of western Maharashtra state, India, Thursday, July 31, 2014Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing

Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 60.

Chinese soldiers march in front of the Id Kah Mosque, China's largest, on 31 July 2014 in Kashgar, ChinaXinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.

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Soutik Biswas, Delhi correspondent Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Is India's politics becoming less dynastic?

India's new parliament has fewer dynastic MPs, but does it point to a decline in hereditary politics?

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