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  • Japan output, jobless up; prices down

    27 Feb 2015 : Japan’s industrial output increased the most in more than three years while unemployment worsened, retail sales slid and inflation slowed as the nation released its economic report card for January.

  • Australia, Thales deal on 'world first' air traffic control

    27 Feb 2015 : SYDNEY - Australia Friday said it will partner with French industrial giant Thales to develop a "world first" joint civilian-military air traffic control system that could help track MH370-type incidents.

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  • N.Korea may have 100 atomic arms by 2020: US experts

    25 Feb 2015 : WASHINGTON - North Korea appears poised to expand its nuclear program over the next five years and in a worst case scenario could possess 100 atomic arms by 2020, US researchers warned Tuesday.

  • Morrissey plans four-show stretch at Sydney Opera House

    25 Feb 2015 : NEW YORK - Morrissey will perform four shows at the Sydney Opera House as the famously gloomy British singer headlines a festival of light.

  • Vietnam pig slaughter festival proceeds despite uproar

    25 Feb 2015 : NEM THUONG (VIETNAM) - Thousands of revellers gathered at a village near Vietnam's capital Hanoi on Tuesday to witness the brutal execution of two pigs in a bloody tradition condemned by animal rights groups.

  • Former Thai leaders may face impeachment over 2010 crackdown

    25 Feb 2015 : BANGKOK - Two prominent pro-establishment Thai politicians should face impeachment for their role in a 2010 military crackdown that killed more than 90 anti-government protesters, the country's powerful graft watchdog said Tuesday.

  • Hong Kong mulls Chinese tourist limit

    25 Feb 2015 : HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that the government is looking to restrict the number of Chinese tourists entering the city, following a public backlash over the influx of mainland visitors.

  • Royal pardon sought for Anwar

    24 Feb 2015 : KUALA LUMPUR — The family of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim Tuesday sought a royal pardon for him, a spokesman for his party said.

  • Pig-slaughter festivals in Vietnam, Taiwan prompt outrage

    24 Feb 2015 : Traditional festivals centred around the slaughter of pigs in Vietnam and Taiwan outraged animal-rights activists Tuesday, amid public sentiment to curtail bloody ceremonies based on the belief they inspire good luck.

  • Missing S. Korean teen 'at Islamic State training camp'

    24 Feb 2015 : SEOUL - A South Korean teenager who went missing last month has joined the Islamic State (IS) group and is receiving training, South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday.

  • US import sacked for Pacquiao insult

    24 Feb 2015 : MANILA - Philippine basketball authorities have sacked and fined an American import for ridiculing national boxing hero Manny Pacquiao's quest to become a professional basketballer.

  • Hun Sen: Dam won't start until 2018

    24 Feb 2015 : PHNOM PENH — Construction of a massive dam in southwestern Cambodia will not start until at least 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday, in an apparent effort to stop heavy opposition to the project which has focused criticism on him.

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