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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 : Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday as Washington sought to defuse tensions over controversial US drone strikes and Islamabad's role in Afghanistan.
13 Oct 2013 : A Japanese breakdancer has spun and somersaulted his way into the sport's global finals to be staged in South Korea next month after winning a regional competition on home soil.
13 Oct 2013 : Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese lined the streets Sunday for the funeral of independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, who orchestrated the country's stunning wartime victories over France and the United States.
13 Oct 2013 : Former union chief Bill Shorten was elected Australia's new Labor leader Sunday, with the party pledging to draw a line under years of infighting that saw two prime ministers toppled.
13 Oct 2013 : Vietnamese police on Sunday raised the death toll from a blast at a fireworks factory to 24 blaming other explosives also stored at the site for the accident which also left many injured.
13 Oct 2013 : A long-delayed security deal on the future of US forces in Afghanistan is close to being completed, officials said Sunday, after marathon talks in Kabul between President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
13 Oct 2013 : While US politicians grapple with how to reopen their shuttered government and avoid a potentially disastrous default on their debt, the world should consider 'de-Americanising', a commentary on China's official news agency said Sunday.
13 Oct 2013 : A major clean-up operation was under way in the Philippines on Sunday after Typhoon Nari pounded the archipelago's north, leaving 13 dead, as authorities issued a storm warning for the east of the country.
13 Oct 2013 : Tens of thousands of people who fled India's strongest cyclone in 14 years returned to discover their homes and livelihoods destroyed Monday, as a massive relief operation kicked into gear.
13 Oct 2013 : In the global contest for business Chinese brands struggle to rival big Western and Japanese names, but some are now looking to reinvent their identities to overcome image and political hurdles.
13 Oct 2013 : Cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams said Sunday he will return to rugby union in 2015 after completing a second season with Australian National Rugby League champions the Sydney Roosters.