20 August 2014 Last updated at 10:42

Rain sparks deadly Japan landslidesHouses heavily damaged after a massive landslide swept through residential areas in Hiroshima, western Japan, on 20 August 2014

At least 27 people are killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.


Pakistani supporters of Canada-based preacher Tahirul Qadri gather in front of the Parliament during the "Revolution March" protest in Islamabad on 20 August 2014Pakistan cleric blocks parliament

Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri calls on followers to block access to the parliament building, as Islamabad protests continue.

BKS IyengarIndia yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies

Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.

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Sachin Tendulkar - India's missing MP

The world's top cricketer-turned-MP hardly attends the parliament, figures show.

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