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MH370 hunt: Australia rules out debris link

Australian officials said on Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the missing Malaysian plane.

Abe, Obama affirm Japan-US alliance at summit

Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe were Thursday discussing the future shape of the Japan-US security alliance as they met for talks at the start of the president's tour of a tense Asia.

Obama says 'critical' for China to pressure North Korea

China's role in stopping N Korea from forging ahead with a nuclear weapons programme is "critically important", Barack Obama told reporters in Japan Thursday as he issued a stern ticking off to Pyongyang.

Ties with China looming over Indo-Japan naval relations

Japan’s navy chief, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano said Tuesday, indicating that cagey Sino-Indian ties were weighing down naval relations between New Delhi and Tokyo.

Indian doctors ditching Britain in droves

For the first time in recent decades, the number of Indian doctors coming to Britain has shown a major decline, mainly due to a growing private health sector in India, immigration restrictions and perceptions of unfair treatment at work in the National Health Service.

Pak army wants Hamid Mir's TV channel closed

Pakistan's defence ministry has asked for the country's top-rating television channel to be shut down after it broadcast allegations blaming an intelligence agency for shooting a leading journalist, officials said Wednesday.

Pro-Kiev activists drowned out by separatists in Ukraine's east

The pro-Kiev protesters blame a campaign of intimidation for keeping like-minded people off the streets. They say many of them have received multiple threats on the phone.

NYPD all caught up, Twitter campaign backfires badly

New York police on Tuesday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter -- only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality.

Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest city, officials said.

Fireworks mark William Shakespeare's 450th birthday

An elaborate party has been planned at Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the 450th birthday on Wednesday of William Shakespeare, who has been identified in a survey in India and other countries as Britain's greatest cultural icon.

Obama dreams of sushi on first night in Tokyo

US President Barack Obama will reportedly dine at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant on Wednesday -- a place with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful of seats -- ruled by its redoubtable 88-year-old owner, Jiro.

Nepal moves to ease tension among Sherpas after Everest disaster

Nepal's government decided on Wednesday to send a delegation of officials to the base camp of Mount Everest to cool anger among Sherpas over its response to last week's deadly ice avalanche in which at least 13 guides were killed.

TV journalist shot dead in Pakistan

A local TV journalist was today shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Mianwali district of Pakistan's Punjab province.

Death toll in S Korea ferry disaster reaches 150

The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.

US judge's order on CIA secret prisons released

The US government must turn over information on secret CIA interrogation centers connected to the trial of the alleged mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing, a military judge said in an order released in full on Tuesday.
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