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09 Dec 2013 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday defended as "necessary" an unpopular secrets law that he rushed through parliament, as a new poll showed his support rating had plunged 10 percent in a month.
09 Dec 2013 : Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Monday that US drone strikes were "counter-productive" as Washington pushed for supply routes to Afghanistan to be kept open.
02 Nov 2013 : A court in New Delhi has begun hearing appeal arguments over the death penalty given to four men for the fatal gang-rape of an Indian student that shocked the nation.
02 Nov 2013 : DERA ISMAIL KHAN, PAKISTAN -- Militants from the Pakistani Taliban met on Saturday to choose a new leader as angry tribesmen fired at US drones flying overhead a day after their chief was killed.
02 Nov 2013 : Tribesmen opened fire on a US drone over Pakistan's troubled tribal belt on Saturday where Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a drone strike a day earlier, residents and officials said.
02 Nov 2013 : China's state broadcaster said a deadly attack in Tiananmen Square cost eight "terrorists" $6,500 to execute, as a rights group reported dozens of arrests in connection with the incident.
02 Nov 2013 : An Australian media rights activist accused Sri Lankan officials of a "witch-hunt" against local journalists as she arrived back in Sydney on Saturday after being detained in Colombo for two days.
02 Nov 2013 : Two of England's key batsmen posted centuries on the final day of the opening match of their Ashes tour against the Western Australia Chairman's XI in Perth on Saturday.
02 Nov 2013 : England coach Stuart Lancaster has said his side will launch a "defining year" when they face Australia in their opening November international at Twickenham on Saturday.
02 Nov 2013 : New Zealand said on Saturday it remained optimistic about the creation of a sanctuary to protect Antarctica's ocean wilderness, despite the failure of multi-national talks to agree the plan.
02 Nov 2013 : Chinese police have detained two people after 11 died and 17 were injured by an explosion in a fireworks factory, state media reported.
02 Nov 2013 : The U.N. refugee agency says more than 1,500 people fleeing Myanmar's volatile Rakhine state boarded rickety boats last week in the Bay of Bengal.