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21 August 2014 Last updated at 12:29 ET

Indonesia court upholds Widodo winFile photo: Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo in Jakarta, 12 August  2014

Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.


Villagers collect near tree where the girls were found in BadaunHanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt

A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India concludes they were not sexually assaulted.

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during an event titled "The Roadmap for Thailand Reform" at The Army Club in Bangkok, 9 August, 2014Thailand coup general named as PM

Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Why India loves to ban films

The move to ban a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has a sense of deja vu about it.

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A woman riding a scooter waits for a traffic signal along a street in Mumbai February 5, 2014.Special report: India Direct

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