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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.
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.
24 Feb 2015 : KANDAHAR (AFGHANISTAN) - Masked gunmen abducted 30 Shiite Muslim men who were travelling on a bus through central Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday.
24 Feb 2015 : YANGON - Dozens of female prisoners were injured in a fierce firefight between rebels and soldiers in northeastern Myanmar following an attack on a government convoy, state media said on Tuesday.
24 Feb 2015 : KUALA LUMPUR - The wife of Malaysia's prime minister, who is widely mocked over reports of her taste for luxury, drew fresh scorn on Tuesday after she complained about the rising cost of house calls from hairdressers and tailors.
24 Feb 2015 : SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday said he has lost confidence in the head of the nation's Human Rights Commission, calling a report criticising the detention of asylum-seeker children a "political stitch-up".
24 Feb 2015 : SYDNEY - Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are eating small plastic debris in the ocean, Australian researchers said on Tuesday, raising fears about the impact the indigestible fragments have on their health and other marine life.
24 Feb 2015 : JAKARTA - An Indonesian court on Tuesday dismissed a bid by two Australian drug traffickers on death row to avoid execution by challenging the president's rejection of their pleas for clemency.
24 Feb 2015 : NEW DELHI - France's defence minister will on Tuesday hold talks with his Indian counterpart in a fresh bid to nail a troubled deal to sell 126 Rafale fighter jets.
24 Feb 2015 : TOKYO - Researchers in Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people, but admit you need to drink an awful lot of it.
24 Feb 2015 : MUMBAI - A Bollywood film that was ending its record-breaking 1,009-week run at a Mumbai cinema is to keep rolling after a public outcry for its continued screening.
24 Feb 2015 : SEOUL - South Korea and the United States said on Tuesday they would kick off their annual joint military exercises on March 2, setting the stage for a likely surge in tensions with North Korea.