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Indonesia won gold on home soil at the badminton world championships on Sunday, with Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan defeating Chinese duo Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan in the final of the men's doubles in Jakarta.
 

Hamid Gul, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, died late Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.
 

To Hidetoshi Tojo, his great-grandfather is a man in a black-and-white documentary film he saw some 30 years ago.
Japan war leaders' scions want reconciliation

 

A Cambodian opposition senator could be jailed for 17 years after a court charged him Sunday over the posting of a disputed document on social media about the border with Vietnam.
 

Thailand's crown prince led tens of thousands of blue-clad cyclists through Bangkok on Sunday in a rare high-profile public appearance amid anxiety over the health of the ailing king.
Thailand's crown prince in the limelight at cycling competition

 

They started appearing across Nepal's poorest districts several years ago -- partially built schools meant for local children and funded with public money.
Nepal's 'ghost schools' hide large-scale corruption

 

Former Bihar, India Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra has launched an offensive against the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) government in Bihar, saying it is raising the issue of "special status" to the state not for development, but to cover up its failures.
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Saturday that corruption was eating away at India "like a termite" as he used an independence day speech to pledge his commitment to eradicating corruption and poverty.
Corruption eating India 'like a termite'

 

Malaysia, China and Australia will meet in September to "refine" the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after part of the plane's wing was discovered on an Indian Ocean island last month, more than a year on from its tragic disappearance.
 

A Pakistani teenager believed to have been kidnapped and repeatedly sexually assaulted has committed suicide after police refused to help and even taunted him, the victim's father said on Saturday.
 

A two-story ferry with 544 passengers caught fire after docking in the central Philippines on Saturday and people jumped into the sea and clambered down the roof deck to escape black smoke. All passengers were safe and only two crew suffered bruises and cuts, officials said.
Fire engulfs a Philippine ship with 544; just 2 minor injuries

 

North Korea now has its own time zone. Bells were rung in Pyongyang and celebrations held at midnight as the nation's clocks were set back 30 minutes to mark the Aug. 15, 1945 anniversary of the Korean Peninsula's liberation from colonial rule at the end of World War II.
N. Korea celebrates new time zone

 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday defended Australia's carbon pollution reduction target as in line with those of other countries after the nation's climate change authority criticized the goal as "disappointing."
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set a 1,000-day deadline Saturday for every village in India to get electricity as he emphasised his commitment towards combating poverty.
Modi sets 1,000-day deadline to power up India villages

 
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