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Japan drops humpback whale hunt
A controversial plan to hunt endangered humpback whales has been ...

Avalanche kills 15 on Tajik road
An avalanche on a road linking the Tajik capital Dushanbe with th...

Taiwan UN bid 'provocative' - US
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice opposes Taiwan's bid to jo...

Thais 'must accept poll results'
Military leaders in Thailand urge voters to accept the results of...

First Chinese jet inaugurated
China holds a ceremony to inaugurate its first home-grown commerc...

Kyrgyzstan MPs meet amid row
Parliament convenes in Kyrgyzstan, as rows continue over the resu...

Control order for detainee Hicks
An Australian court issues a control order for former Guantanamo ...

Australia visa win for Haneef
An Indian doctor briefly linked to UK terror attacks wins a court...

NZ clean-up after powerful quake
The New Zealand city of Gisborne cleans up after a powerful earth...

Warne attacks 'arrogant' Aussies
Shane Warne accuses Australian cricket of "arrogance" and says th...

Cricket: Aussies seal NZ series
Ricky Ponting hits his second successive ton to lead Australia to...

US welcomes S Korea's Lee
George W Bush congratulates South Korea's president-elect Lee Myu...

Rudd in surprise visit to Iraq
Australian PM Kevin Rudd meets Iraqi counterpart Nouri Maliki dur...

Kyrgyz opposition wins no seats
The main opposition party in Kyrgyzstan wins no seats in parliame...

India and China hold war games
India and China begin a joint military exercise, the first of its...

Manila mutineers 'to be released'
The Philippines armed forces chief says 53 officers who mutinied ...

Macau in democracy protest
Hundreds of demonstrators march in Macau, demanding democracy and...

Solomons elects new leader
Solomon Islands lawmakers elect Derek Sikua prime minister, repla...

Japanese interest rates on hold
The Bank of Japan decides to maintain the country's benchmark int...

Home demand fuels Japan growth
Domestic demand will fuel economic growth in Japan in the next fi...

 

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