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Shares in Lynas, which has a rare earth plant in Malaysia, surge 16% after the National Front coalition retains power in that country's general election.
Carbon dioxide is rapidly altering the chemistry of the Arctic, and the changes will last many thousands of years, a report says.
The world’s first gun made using a 3D printer is successfully tested in the US by a group planning to make the blueprints available online.
India's Supreme Court rules that the controversial Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu state can start operations.
Researchers in the Netherlands are looking at ways to persuade people to get their protein from bugs instead of meat.
Hungary's prime minister has told a meeting of the World Jewish Congress in Budapest that his country will not tolerate anti-Semitism.
Indonesia's economy grows at 6% in the first three months of the year, its slowest pace in more than two years, as exports slow.
Malaysia's ruling coalition wins a majority in parliamentary elections, extending its 56-year rule, as the opposition alleges fraud.
A suspected bomb blast at a crowded church in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha kills at least one person and injures more than 50.
Directors talk about future of Bollywood
India's film industry is seeking to compete with Hollywood in special effects and animation. Adrienne Murray reports from Mumbai.
Germans ask how neo-Nazi ring escaped attention
How flute-playing helped Cambodian escape killing fields
What a restaurant tantrum reveals about Mexican life
On Pakistan's campaign trail with Nawaz Sharif
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban condemns a rise in anti-Semitism in the country, at the opening of a World Jewish Congress meeting in Budapest.