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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.