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20 Dec 2013 : Cross-code rugby star Sonny Bill Williams will return to rugby union in 2015, New Zealand Rugby have said.
20 Dec 2013 : Chinese officials have been ordered to tone down their increasingly extravagant funerals, state media said Thursday, as Beijing made clear its sweeping austerity crackdown applies even in death.
17 Dec 2013 : North Korea's state news outlets have erased tens of thousands of articles archived on their websites, following the execution of leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle, according to a watchdog site.
17 Dec 2013 : Massed ranks of military and party leaders pledged complete loyalty to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un Tuesday on the second anniversary of his father's death, at a time of growing concern over the regime's stability.
17 Dec 2013 : Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says he has no intention of taking the Club World Cup lightly as his European champions prepare to face China's Guangzhou Evergrande in the semi-finals on Tuesday.
17 Dec 2013 : When Santa arrived at a school hosting children who fled Japan's nuclear disaster, he brought the usual presents, but he also bore something a little less ordinary -- gourmet Christmas dinner.
17 Dec 2013 : Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Philippines Tuesday for a two-day trip that could fast-track a deal on expanding the US military presence as a territorial dispute simmers with China.
17 Dec 2013 : In a finding likely to be a bitter blow for many New Zealanders, researchers have found the country's iconic kiwi bird probably descended from an ancestor that flew in from Australia.
17 Dec 2013 : Asylum-seekers living in Australia face having their welfare payments cut, visas cancelled or being placed in detention if they breach a new code of conduct forbidding anti-social behaviour that sparked condemnation Tuesday.
17 Dec 2013 : Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lin is in Managua for a visit to strengthen ties with Nicaragua, one of just a handful of nations with which it has diplomatic relations.
17 Dec 2013 : Japan announced Tuesday it will buy stealth fighters, drones and submarines as part of a splurge on military hardware that will beef up defence of far-flung islands amid a simmering territorial row with China.
17 Dec 2013 : US and Japanese baseball officials have agreed to a revised "posting" system to bring Japanese players to the major leagues, a move likely to impact star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's possible move Stateside.