Friday, Feb 27, 2015
February 27, 20151:30 pm

At least five foreigners have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at sacred sites.

February 27, 201512:21 pm

William laid a wreath at a cemetery in Yokohama, where British, Australian, Indian are buried who died in Japan as prisoners of war

February 27, 201511:22 am

The incident follows another shooting on Wednesday when a gunman shot and killed three people in Sejong City.

February 27, 20159:41 am

The Afghan army deployed 1,000 soldiers in the Panjshir Valley, to help in the rescue efforts.

February 26, 20152:12 pm
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South Korean court abolished law that bans extramarital affairs; stock price of prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15%.

February 26, 201512:39 pm
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US-trained army commandos on Thursday killed 14 Islamist militants belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group in the first major battle this year on a remote southern island, as the Philippines stepped up efforts to rescue foreign hostages. The Abu Sayyaf is the smallest but most deadly of several Muslim groups fighting for independence in […]

February 26, 20151:12 pm
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Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew on life support in an intensive care unit: PMO office

February 26, 20153:10 pm
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The attack is the first known on a Turkish target in the Afghan capital.

February 26, 201510:40 am

The Duke of Cambridge is making his first visit to Japan, starting Thursday.

February 26, 20159:57 am
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The comments injected new tension into an already strained relationship between the close allies.

February 24, 20154:25 pm
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World's oldest organ might not be played anymore because of lack of funds needed to maintain it.

February 24, 20153:51 pm
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Gunmen in southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community.

February 24, 20153:47 pm
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US has asked the Maldivian government to take steps to restore confidence in their commitment to democracy.

February 23, 201512:03 pm
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Nepal to improve weather forecasting systems, step up security and promise swift rescues if needed during the upcoming climbing season on Everest.

February 23, 20154:26 pm
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A court in Thailand sentenced two theatre activists for insulting the country's monarchy.

February 23, 20152:19 pm
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Nasheed resigned as President in 2012 following weeks of public protests against his order to arrest Criminal Court Judge.

February 23, 20154:32 pm
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Rescuers managed to save at least 50 passengers and were still searching for more survivors.

February 21, 20158:34 pm

Law enforcement agencies blame the influx of Afghan refugees for the deteriorating law and order situation in the province.

February 21, 20155:17 pm

BNP said the shutdown would be effective throughout the country from 6 am (local time) on Sunday.

February 21, 20151:08 pm

North Korea was attempting to demonstrate its military capabilities ahead of next month's US-South Korean drills,

February 21, 201511:58 am
In six weeks, they killed more than 700 people, mostly civilians, and forced tens of thousands more from their homes.

Staffan de Mistura will send a team to Aleppo by the end of this month to assess the conditions for the freeze.

February 21, 20154:09 pm

Carter has suggested he would be open to slowing US withdrawal plans, if necessary.

February 20, 20154:25 pm

He carries a $10 million bounty on his head.

February 20, 20153:52 pm
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Thai police say suspected Muslim insurgents have detonated a car bomb that wounded 13 people and damaged buildings.

February 20, 20152:44 pm
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About 30,000 runners are expected to take part in the race through the streets of Tokyo.

February 20, 20151:24 pm

The pre-dawn shooting Friday took place inside a McDonald's restaurant.

February 20, 20153:48 pm
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The law aims to stop Thailand from being a commercial surrogacy hub for foreign couples.

February 20, 201511:46 am
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Kerry has praised the efforts of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif in improving ties withwar-torn Afghanistan.

February 20, 201511:01 am
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The mission will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or about 25,000 troops, said a US military official.

February 19, 20156:53 pm
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The latest arrest brings the number of people linked to terrorism arrested Malaysia to 68 since February 2013.

February 19, 20154:49 pm

He is convicted of crimes against humanity during Bangladesh's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

February 19, 20153:42 pm

The move is the latest salvo in the battle over Japan's history.

February 19, 20152:27 pm
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Aid workers called for ceasefire to allow the evacuation of civilians trapped at the center of fierce fighting between army and ethnic rebels.

February 19, 20151:12 pm

Afghan Taliban sources said they would hold the 1st round of peace talks with US officials in Qatar.

February 19, 20153:27 pm
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Thailand’s attorney general has pressed criminal charges against former PM for negligence related to her government’s money-losing rice subsidy scheme.

February 19, 20151:07 pm
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An attack on a Shiite mosque in Islamabad killed at least three people; no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.