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  • Iran: All web surfers to be 'identified'

    06 Dec 2014 : TEHRAN - Iran's telecommunications minister has said his technicians are developing a system to identify any Internet user in the country at the moment of log-on, the ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.

  • New sight hope for six left blind by India cataract surgery

    06 Dec 2014 : NEW DELHI - Doctors may be able to restore the vision of at least six of the 20 people blinded by botched free cataract surgery in northern India, a government official said on Saturday.

  • China film mogul says $62m van Gogh buy cheaper than expected

    06 Dec 2014 : HONG KONG - A Chinese film mogul who purchased a Vincent van Gogh still life for a record $62 million, Saturday admitted he would have paid even more for the masterpiece.

  • Second Vietnam blogger arrested on anti-state charges

    06 Dec 2014 : HANOI - Vietnamese police arrested a prominent blogger Saturday, the second writer seized in the last fortnight as the country's communist authorities keep up their long-running crackdown on online dissent.

  • HK student leader ends hunger strike

    06 Dec 2014 : Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, said Saturday he has ended a four-day hunger strike designed to force the government into further talks on political reform.

  • Pakistan kills senior Al-Qaeda leader, says military

    06 Dec 2014 : Pakistan's military said Saturday it had killed a senior Al-Qaeda leader wanted by the US over a 2009 plot to attack the New York subway system.

  • IS seizes part of key air base in east Syria: monitor

    06 Dec 2014 : BEIRUT - Jihadists from the Islamic State group seized part of the key regime air base at Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria in fierce fighting on Saturday, a monitoring group said.

  • Maldives seeks calm as capital battles water crisis

    06 Dec 2014 : Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen urged patience Saturday as discontent over a drinking water crisis simmered in parts of the island nation following a fire that crippled a major desalination plant.

  • Egg frozen for 12 years before birth

    06 Dec 2014 : TOKYO — A 30-year-old woman has given birth to a child using her egg frozen 12 years ago when she was being treated for cancer, the researcher who froze her eggs said on Friday.

  • Japan newspaper apologises for running anti-Semitic ad

    06 Dec 2014 : A conservative Japanese daily on Saturday apologised for carrying an advertisement for books by an author who claims Jewish people were behind the country's 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster.

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