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27 Feb 2015 : TOKYO - Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing.
27 Feb 2015 : TOKYO - Britain's Prince William compared royal notes with Japan's imperial family on Friday in the tradition-laden Imperial Palace that dominates central Tokyo.
19 Feb 2015 : SYDNEY - Former Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks Thursday expressed relief after a US court quashed his terrorism conviction and demanded Canberra pay his medical bills as he struggles to overcome the effects of alleged torture.
19 Feb 2015 : LASHIO, MYANMAR - Aid workers called Thursday for a ceasefire to allow the evacuation of people trapped around a town at the centre of fierce fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic rebels, after the deaths of two more civilians in an area cloaked by a state of emergency.
19 Feb 2015 : KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday dismissed as "rubbish" a former police commando's claim that he was ordered by "important people" to kill a woman linked to highly sensitive corruption allegations.
19 Feb 2015 : HONG KONG — City leader CY Leung, nicknamed the "wolf" by critics, said residents of the Chinese-controlled region should be more like sheep after a year "rife with differences", including months of sometimes-violent pro-democracy street protests.
19 Feb 2015 : Japanese export growth accelerated to the fastest pace in more than a year in January, with stronger demand from Asia and the US supporting a recovery in the world’s third-biggest economy.
19 Feb 2015 : BEIJING - Fireworks illuminated the skies across China as millions around Asia ushered in the Year of the Sheep Thursday, kicking off festivities with an annual televised gala that got a thumbs down on social media for heavy Communist Party preaching against corruption.
19 Feb 2015 : HANOI - At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree -- a symbol of prosperity -- but where once its fruits were candied and enjoyed as a delicacy, now they are left uneaten as food safety scandals batter consumer confidence in local produce.
19 Feb 2015 : TOKYO - Japan and China plan to resume security talks as early as April after a four-year hiatus amid simmering tensions over territorial disputes, a report said Thursday.
19 Feb 2015 : HONG KONG - The Year of the Horse brought catastrophic international air accidents, brutal terror attacks, global political upheaval, a resurgent Ebola virus and war -- and, in Hong Kong, large-scale civil unrest.
19 Feb 2015 : SYDNEY - Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday denied threatening Indonesia over the fate of two Australians on death row by linking their fate to aid, insisting he was simply pointing out the depth of ties between the neighbours.