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Lombok earthquake: Hikers trapped on mountain after landslides

Houses have been left destroyed after earthquakes in Lombok



More than 200 hikers are trapped on a mountain on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides which cut off escape routes.

Hundreds of rescue workers are now working to evacuate them from Mount Rinjani, a popular hiking destination.

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Thailand: 'Durian thief' shot dead by farmer

The stinky and prickly durian is highly prized in Thailand



A durian farmer in Thailand has been arrested after he shot dead a man believed to be stealing the fruit.

Police said the farmer, named as Sukhon Sutthirak, encountered several armed men in his orchard while out harvesting his durians. He ended up shooting one of them after a brief confrontation.

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Kuwaiti influencer defends controversial remarks on Filipino workers

Ms Alqattan is known for her beauty tutorials on Instagram



A Kuwaiti social-media influencer who was criticised over comments she made about Filipino domestic workers has defended her remarks.

Sondos Alqattan had posted an Instagram video condemning new laws that give Filipino workers a day off per week and the right to keep their passports.

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