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  • Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

    01 Feb 2015 : TOKYO — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.

  • Protesters to return to HK streets

    01 Feb 2015 : Thousands of pro-democracy protesters will rally on Hong Kong's streets Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months.

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  • N. Korea releases video of repatriated young refugees

    09 Dec 2014 : SEOUL - North Korea released Tuesday video footage showing some of the young refugees who were controversially repatriated by Laos last year, in an apparent bid to refute claims that the eldest members of the group had been executed.

  • Letters sought for Japan quake victims

    09 Dec 2014 : Hoping to ring in a brighter New Year’s, a group based in western Japan is calling on people from Thailand and other countries to send heartening — or genki — letters to people in the northeastern Tohoku region still suffering from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • 9 killed in Philippines blast - military

    09 Dec 2014 : DAVAO (PHILIPPINES) - Nine people were killed when a bomb exploded aboard a bus in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, a military spokesman said.

  • Japanese right muzzling liberal media: analysts

    09 Dec 2014 : TOKYO - A chill wind is blowing through Japan's media as a resurgent right pressures the country's liberal voices, in what analysts say presents a threat to democracy as voters prepare to head to the polls for a general election.

  • Four teens killed in violence in Indonesia's Papua

    09 Dec 2014 : JAKARTA - At least four teenagers were shot dead in eastern Indonesia's restive Papua province in clashes with security forces, authorities said Tuesday, although rights campaigners accused police of opening fire on protesters.

  • Students of Uighur scholar jailed for 'separatism': lawyer

    09 Dec 2014 : BEIJING - Seven students of a prominent scholar from China's Uighur minority have been convicted of separatism in a secret trial and given prison sentences of three to eight years, a lawyer said Tuesday.

  • China's envoy visits Taiwan amid protest

    09 Dec 2014 : TAIPEI - Dozens of demonstrators chanting anti-Beijing slogans protested Tuesday when a senior Chinese envoy arrived in Taiwan, some of them scuffling with police and demanding the official "crawl back to China".

  • Sogavare elected Solomon Islands prime minister

    09 Dec 2014 : HONIARA - Veteran Solomon Islands politician Manasseh Sogavare was elected prime minister of the Pacific nation on Tuesday, the third time he has held the top job, an official said.

  • Korean Air CEO's daughter resigns over 'nut rage' row

    09 Dec 2014 : The daughter of Korean Air's CEO resigned Tuesday after being widely criticised for having the chief purser kicked off a plane because of the way she had been served some nuts.

  • New Delhi bans all web taxi services

    09 Dec 2014 : NEW DELHI - New Delhi has extended a ban on Uber to all web-based taxi services in the Indian capital, as the US-based operator said it would continue operating despite the order, which followed a rape allegation against one of its drivers.

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