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22 Dec 2013 : In two high-profile firsts, women were named to lead General Motors and the US Federal Reserve this year -- posts that had always been held by men. Yet women are still rarely found at the top.
22 Dec 2013 : MANILA - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged international donors to increase aid for typhoon victims in the Philippines amid shortages in food, water and shelter.
26 Oct 2013 : Captain Alastair Cook on Saturday challenged his backup pace battery to push for Test places when England's Ashes tour gets under way next week ahead of the series against Australia.
26 Oct 2013 : England's Simon Dyson was sensationally disqualified from the BMW Masters before teeing off his third round in Shanghai on Saturday.
26 Oct 2013 : Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo captured his fourth pole of the season on Saturday ahead of Sunday's Japan Grand Prix, keeping his hopes of defending the title alive.
26 Oct 2013 : KUALA LUMPUR - Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have banned a planned concert by the US pop singer Ke$ha after deciding it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities.
26 Oct 2013 : At home and abroad, Indonesia is highlighting its progress in curbing the environmental destruction that has depleted forests and made the country a leading source of greenhouse gases. But environmentalists are unconvinced.
26 Oct 2013 : Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were evacuated when a small tsunami hit Japan after a powerful undersea quake Saturday, highlighting the continued threat to the area devastated by the 2011 quake-tsunami.
26 Oct 2013 : The United Nations has expressed serious concern for hundreds of Myanmar civilians, many of them children, trapped in a conflict zone in northern Kachin state amid renewed clashes between the army and rebels.
26 Oct 2013 : Iran said it executed 16 "rebels" Saturday in reprisal after gunmen killed at least 14 border guards near the border with Pakistan, in a rugged area often rocked by violence.
26 Oct 2013 : A Chinese journalist arrested over a series of articles criticising a partly state-owned firm appeared on public television Saturday to apologise, with state media saying he admitted the articles were "unverified and false".
26 Oct 2013 : Dense fog and torrential rain have forced the cancellation of free practice ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, with riders going straight into qualifying sessions on Saturday afternoon, organisers said.