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Australia’s central bank (the Reserve Bank of Australia) has cut its key interest rate by 25 basis points to a historic low of 2%. Rising...

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China’s President Xi Jinping and the leader of Taiwan's ruling party, Eric Chu, have held the highest level talks between the two sides in...

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At least 1,000 EU citizens are still missing in Nepal, six days after an earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people struck the country,...

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Ten men have been jailed for life in Pakistan for the attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai. Malala Yousafzai, who was 15-year-old at the time,...

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North Korea may have restarted one of its nuclear reactors, satellite pictures taken earlier this year suggest. According to the Institute for Science and International...

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McDonald’s China fries supplier got Beijing’s biggest ever pollution fine, state media report. Beijing Simplot Food Processing will have to pay 3.9 million yuan ($629,000)...

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A Nepalese boy has been rescued after surviving for five days in the quake rubble. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25 and killed...

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The 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War is being commemorated with a military parade through the streets of Ho Chi Minh...

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According to South Korea’s intelligence, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of 15 people in 2015, including several top officials. South Korea's...

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Walmart is planning to open 115 new stores in China by 2017, the world's biggest retailer has announced. The move would increase the number of...

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Australian broadcaster SBS has decided to fire presenter Scott McIntyre for "disrespectful" tweets about ANZAC Day. SBS says Scott McIntyre's remarks breached the organization's code...

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According to the Nepalese authorities, at least 3,218 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit the country on...

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Nearly 2,000 people were killed on April 25 in the worst earthquake that struck Nepal in more than 80 years. More than 700 have died...

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More than 1,000 people have been reported dead in Nepal after a powerful earthquake struck the country on April 25. More than 1,700 people had...

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Nepal has been hit by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey...

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Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in...

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New Zealand PM John Key has apologized to an Auckland cafe waitress for repeatedly pulling her hair. According to the unnamed waitress, the prime minister...

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Oil prices will rise further, say industry leaders at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Indonesia. Industry leaders at the meeting in Jakarta...

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Japan’s Maglev train has broken its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) in a test run near Mount Fuji. The magnetic levitation train beat...

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South Korean PM Lee Wan-koo has offered to resign after facing accusations of accepting bribes. President Park Geun-hye has not said if she will accept...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to announce an investment of $46 billion in Pakistan. The focus of the spending is on building a China-Pakistan...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has climbed Mount Paektu, the country’s highest mountain, KCNA reported. Photos of Kim Jong-un show him standing on a snowy...

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Australia’s PM Tony Abbot was filmed drinking a large glass of beer in only 7 seconds. Tony Abbott was at a bar in east Sydney...

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Five teenage suspects have been arrested in Australia after police foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out an attack at ANZAC Day event...

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US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert could face a "bigger mishap" than the knife attack to his face last month if he does...