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Rurik Jutting, who was charged with the murder of two women in Hong Kong, has been ruled mentally fit to stand trial by a...

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At least 45 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a volleyball tournament in Paktika province, eastern Afghanistan, officials say. Local reports...

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Fresh concerns over the health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand have been raised after he failed to appear for a scheduled event. On November...

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of parliament in preparation for an early election

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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of parliament in preparation for an early election. Shinzo Abe is seeking a new mandate for...

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North Korea has responded to a UN move towards a probe into the country's human rights violations by threatening to conduct a nuclear test. The...

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Japanese millionairess Chisako Kakehi was arrested on November 19 on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide in Japan's latest apparent "black widow" case. It...

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Five Thai students have been detained after flashing a Hunger Games-inspired salute at PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha. The three-fingered salute was widely used by protesters against...

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The UN has called for the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its human rights record. The human...

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Hong Kong police clashed with a small group of protesters who tried to break into parliament early on November 19. Protesters used metal barricades to...

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Indian police is continuing an operation to arrest guru Rampal, after nearly 200 people were injured in clashes at his ashram in Haryana state...

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Kottarappu Chattu Kuttan, a doorman who worked for 72 years at Colombo's Galle Face Hotel, the most famous hotel in the Sri Lankan capital,...

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has called snap election in December, two years ahead of schedule. At a news briefing, Shinzo Abe said he would dissolve...

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Hong Kong authorities have cleared part of a pro-democracy protest camp in the Admiralty district. The bailiffs, backed by police, dismantled barricades outside Citic Tower...

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Indonesia has decided to increase fuel prices by more than 30% in an attempt to save the economy more than $8 billion in 2015. Prices...

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Japan's economy, the world's third largest, unexpectedly shrank for the second consecutive quarter in Q3 2014, leaving the country in technical recession. Gross domestic product...

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The G20 summit in Brisbane has been closed by Australia’s PM Tony Abbott who detailed economic pledges agreed by world leaders. The leaders agreed to...

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Russia rejected reports that President Vladimir Putin is allegedly leaving urgently the ongoing G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, over the pressure on him due...

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders have been stopped from boarding a plane to Beijing. The three had hoped to meet China's leaders as part of...

President Barack Obama has met Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon

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President Barack Obama has met Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon. At a news briefing with the US president, Aung San Suu...

North Korea will send Choe Ryong-hae as special envoy to Russia

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North Korea will send top Communist party official Choe Ryong-hae as special envoy to Russia, state media have said, without stating the purpose of...

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India's main opposition party has called a general strike in central Chhattisgarh state where 13 women have now died after botched sterilization surgery at...

Vladimir Putin carefully placed a shawl over the shoulders of China's stylish first lady Peng Liyuan

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At an APEC event to watch the fireworks in Beijing on Monday night, Russian President Vladimir Putin created a few of his own by...

Sewol ferry Captain Lee Joon-seok has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison

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Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the Sewol ferry which sank in April, has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years...

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping have met for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe have met for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a...

North Korea has released detained US citizens Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae

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North Korea has released detained US citizens Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae. Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae are now on their way home. Director...