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09 Dec 2013 : The Dalai Lama, who has twice since 2009 been denied a visa for South Africa, is not planning to attend his fellow Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela's funeral, his spokesman said Sunday.
09 Dec 2013 : North Korea has said leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle was removed from office for committing "criminal" acts and for leading a "counter-revolutionary faction", state news agency KCNA reported Monday.
07 Dec 2013 : A campaign to preserve the house where George Orwell was said to have lived when he served in Burma may have hit a snag.
07 Dec 2013 : Japan's former world champion Mao Asada fell on a triple axel and fluffed another in winning the Grand Prix Final title Saturday as she continued using the risky jump as she heads towards the Olympics.
07 Dec 2013 : Thai authorities said Saturday they would rebuild barricades around key state buildings in Bangkok after opposition protesters called for a final push to topple the government.
07 Dec 2013 : Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop defied a stern rebuke from Beijing on Saturday to repeat concerns that China's recently announced air defence zone has increased regional tensions.
07 Dec 2013 : Two Japanese whaling ships and a surveillance vessel left Saturday for the annual hunt in the Antarctic Sea, Kyodo News said.
07 Dec 2013 : SEOUL - North Korea on Saturday deported an American veteran of the Korean War, two months after he was detained for "hostile acts" against the communist country.
07 Dec 2013 : A raggedy cloth banner in a Philippine town torn apart by one of the most powerful typhoons on record declares that its residents are "roofless, homeless, but not hopeless".
07 Dec 2013 : North Korea on Saturday sent its condolences to South Africa over the death of Nelson Mandela, praising his "struggle against racism and for democracy" in the country.
07 Dec 2013 : The United States has strenuously objected to China's new air zone over islands managed by Japan, but experts say its best hope is to contain rather than end tensions.
07 Dec 2013 : Australia's first gay marriages were celebrated Saturday in the national capital Canberra, despite the prospect of a High Court decision ruling against the unions later this week.