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20 Dec 2013 : Japan have chosen the comfort of a cooler resort to try to escape the rigours of Brazil's hot and humid weather in deciding their base camp for the World Cup.
20 Dec 2013 : India's government on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking it to review a ruling which upheld the constitutionality of a colonial-era law criminalising gay sex.
20 Dec 2013 : A human body decomposed "beyond recognition" has been found at a US military camp on the Japanese island of Okinawa, military and police officials said Friday.
20 Dec 2013 : Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday rejected opposition calls for him to dissolve the National Assembly to pave the way for a new election and to step down from power.
20 Dec 2013 : A man was dragged from his car by armed Australian riot police who stormed the vehicle after a tense two-hour standoff outside the New South Wales parliament in Sydney on Friday.
20 Dec 2013 : China's pollution reached new heights on Friday, as the Tibetan capital of Lhasa was shrouded in a cloud of dust that halted flights and rendered one of its most-recognisable landmarks nearly invisible.
20 Dec 2013 : MANILA - Four people including the mayor of a southern Philippine town were killed Friday in an ambush at Manila airport, its general manager said.
20 Dec 2013 : The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un appeared to have returned home last month after receiving treatment abroad for heart disease, a report said Friday.
20 Dec 2013 : Anti-whaling nations including the United States on Friday warned environmentalists and Japanese whalers against taking action that endangers human life as an annual confrontation brews in the remote Southern Ocean.
20 Dec 2013 : Sweet tropical smells drift through Shinkichi Tawada's laboratory as he stirs an amber liquid that he believes could be the secret behind the historic longevity of people in southern Japan.
20 Dec 2013 : After the Chinese village of Wukan rose up against its communist leaders, protest organiser Yang Semao was voted into office to reclaim the residents' stolen land -- only to find it frustratingly unachievable.
20 Dec 2013 : The world's first robot astronaut has begun chatting to the Japanese commander of the International Space Station, in what was being billed as the first conversation of its kind.