Malaysia to keep sedition law

Malaysia's prime minister abandoned plans to repeal a controversial sedition law increasingly used against his regime's political opponents.

Hanged Indian girls not raped - CBI

Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, federal investigators said Thursday.

Thai elections may be delayed until 2016

Thailand's finance minister Sommai Phasee has said elections in the junta-ruled kingdom could be delayed until mid-2016.

Global Ebola toll rises to 5 689

WHO said on Thursday that the global death toll from the Ebola virus had increased to 5 689 out of a total of 15 935 cases.