2 August 2014 Last updated at 06:06

China factory blast kills dozensRescue workers help an injured man into a hospital near the site of the factory explosion in Kunshan - 2 August 2014

An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 65 people and left scores injured, according to Chinese state media.


Matthew Miller, left, and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were both detained in North Korea in April - 1 August 2014Americans in N Korea plead for help

Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release.

Gammy, the baby boy abandoned by an Australian coupleAustralian pair abandon Down's baby

An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000).

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