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19 Dec 2013 : The United States has voiced regret to India over the treatment of a diplomat whose account of being stripped and cavity-searched triggered outrage.
19 Dec 2013 : Australian triple world time-trial champion Michael Rogers claims contaminated food may have caused him to test positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, his Saxo-Tinkoff team said.
19 Dec 2013 : The West Indies made a cautious start to the third Test against New Zealand in Hamilton on Thursday, putting the onus on occupying the crease rather than scoring quickly as they look to level the series.
19 Dec 2013 : President Barack Obama will tap outgoing Senator Max Baucus to be the next US ambassador to China, a Senate aide said Wednesday.
19 Dec 2013 : New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first in the third and final Test against the West Indies in Hamilton on Thursday.
19 Dec 2013 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated on Wednesday that Iran must not have the "capability" to develop nuclear arms, during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
19 Dec 2013 : World cycling governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday said it had provisionally suspended Australia's three-time world time-trial champion Michael Rogers and Belgian Jonathan Breyne over alleged doping offences.
19 Dec 2013 : France is to send a Citroen DS riddled with bullets during an assassination attempt on Charles de Gaulle to China for events to mark the 50th anniversary of Franco-Chinese ties next year.
19 Dec 2013 : In a darkened auditorium some 250 young Chinese sat spellbound in a projector's otherworldly blue glow, listening to the father of China's lunar programme chart their country's once and future voyages in the final frontier.
19 Dec 2013 : Embattled Tokyo governor Naoki Inose is set to announce his resignation over a loans scandal linked to his election campaign, Japanese media said Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : At least five soldiers were killed and 34 members of security forces wounded when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a military checkpoint in Pakistan's troubled northwest Wednesday, officials said.
18 Dec 2013 : Pakistan on Wednesday launched production of a new version of a combat aircraft featuring an upgraded avionics and weapons system.