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  • Japan condemns 'despicable' IS hostage beheading claim

    01 Feb 2015 : Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday denounced as "heinous and despicable" the apparent beheading of a second Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group, as global leaders denounced the jihadists.

  • Myanmar opens education reform talks

    01 Feb 2015 : YANGON — Myanmar opened talks over a controversial education law Sunday as thousands of students headed to the commercial capital Yangon to demand reforms.

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  • Aussies can 'take on world', says Socceroos' coach

    31 Jan 2015 : SYDNEY - Australia boss Ange Postecoglou said the Socceroos were ready to "take on the world" after they won a gripping final against South Korea to lift the Asian Cup trophy on Saturday.

  • Civilians killed in Philippines anti-terror raid

    31 Jan 2015 : COTABATO (PHILIPPINES) - An eight-year-old girl and three men -- one with his hands bound -- were among those killed in a botched anti-terror police operation in the Philippines last weekend, a local official said Saturday.

  • Pakistan's Shiites mourn 61 killed in mosque bombing

    31 Jan 2015 : Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest against the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation's worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.

  • Philippine plane crash kills 2 pilots

    31 Jan 2015 : MANILA — The Philippine air force said one of its Italian-made light planes crashed at sea on a training mission on Saturday, killing the two pilots.

  • Suu Kyi gates up for sale

    31 Jan 2015 : YANGON — A set of gates that became an enduring symbol of Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's years under house arrest are to be auctioned, a businessman who now owns them said on Saturday.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi's mansion gates to be auctioned

    31 Jan 2015 : YANGON - A set of gates that became an enduring symbol of Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's years under house arrest are to be auctioned, a businessman who now owns them said Saturday.

  • Alibaba's Ma meets top China regulator after fakes row

    31 Jan 2015 : BEIJING - Alibaba founder Jack Ma has met with the head of a powerful Chinese regulator, days after authorities accused the e-commerce giant of allowing "illegal" actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform.

  • Give peace a chance, say Philippine and rebel negotiators

    31 Jan 2015 : KUALA LUMPUR - Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators issued a joint plea Saturday for the country to stick to a historic peace accord that is now in peril after a deadly clash spurred calls for retribution against the guerrillas.

  • Clarke denies rift with Australian teammates

    31 Jan 2015 : SYDNEY - Australian captain Michael Clarke on Saturday rejected speculation about a rift with teammates as he battles for fitness ahead of the World Cup.

  • Japan says hostage negotiations 'deadlocked'

    31 Jan 2015 : Japan's deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become "deadlocked", local media reported Saturday.

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