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22 Dec 2013 : Three times a day dozens of men pack the auditorium, the air heavy with hashish smoke, to watch graphic sex movies: welcome to the Shama -- a pornographic cinema in Pakistan's Taliban heartland.
22 Dec 2013 : BANDA ACEH - Nine years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province is now a bustling city, with a museum and a large ship pushed inland by the wave among few reminders of the devastation.
18 Dec 2013 : The leadership of Japan's Professional Golfers Association will resign en masse after two of its executives were found to have played golf and socialised with an underworld boss, a report said Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : The virtual currency Bitcoin crashed in China on Wednesday, falling nearly 50 percent after the country's biggest trading platform BTC China banned deposits in yuan following new restrictions reportedly imposed by the central bank.
18 Dec 2013 : North Korea does not appear close to conducting a nuclear or missile test despite continued preparations, a South Korean minister said Wednesday after a purge in Pyongyang sparked fears of aggression.
18 Dec 2013 : US Secretary of State John Kerry toured the typhoon-devastated central Philippine city of Tacloban on Wednesday, expressing shock at the "stunning" destruction and vowing that Washington will not abandon its key ally.
18 Dec 2013 : A Pakistani doctor jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden faces fresh legal wrangling after an appeal tribunal Wednesday said a retrial order was "ambiguous" and needed clarification.
18 Dec 2013 : A Chinese warship "followed protocol" during an "encounter" with a US naval vessel, the defence ministry said Wednesday in Beijing's first official confirmation of what the US military described as a near-collision.
18 Dec 2013 : Taliban fighters wearing army uniforms attacked US military vehicles in a parking lot in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one policeman and torching several trucks, an official said.
18 Dec 2013 : WASHINGTON - The US Treasury Department designated a lieutenant colonel and three companies in Myanmar on Tuesday as subject to economic sanction measures in connection with their continued involvement in arms trading with North Korea, the department said.
18 Dec 2013 : The United States on Wednesday voiced regret to India over the treatment of a diplomat whose account of being stripped and cavity-searched triggered outrage.
18 Dec 2013 : Taiwan Wednesday grounded its new fleet of US-made Apache attack helicopters for checks after a notice from Washington warning the model could malfunction.