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Australia launches anti-terror raidsBBC News - Asia
Australian police make arrests in Sydney and Brisbane in what they say is the biggest counter-terrorism operation in the country's history.
China leader Xi begins India visitBBC News - Asia
China's President Xi Jinping begins his first official visit to India aiming to improve ties and boost Chinese investment.
China trial for Uighur academicBBC News - Asia
Prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti goes on trial for separatism in China's far western region of Xinjiang.
Indian villagers mourn dead monkeyBBC News - Asia
Nearly 200 Indian villagers shave their heads to try to ward off bad luck as they mourn the death of a monkey from their local temple.
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State Council appoints Chui Sai On as Macao chief executiveXINHUANEWS
China's State Council, or Cabinet, on Wednesday appointed Chui Sai On as chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Xi starts India visit in Modi's home stateXINHUANEWS
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday, starting his three-day visit to the South Asian neighbor.
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Smoking Still Rampant Among TeenagersThe Chosun Ilbo
Smoking remains a significant problem among teenagers, despite some small reduction in the statistics. The smoking rate among teenagers rose from 11.8 percent in 2005 to 13.3 percent in 2007 but fell to 9.7 percent last year, below 10 percent for the first time, according to government da...
Ebola Deals Economic BlowThe Chosun Ilbo
The World Bank Group warns that the West Africa Ebola crisis could deal a huge economic blow to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone unless swift action is taken. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim held a teleconference Wednesday to outline the economic effects of the Ebola epidemic. ...
U.S. Man Arrested in River Swim to N.KoreaThe Chosun Ilbo
The South Korean military says it has detained a U.S. citizen who was apparently trying to swim across a river into North Korea. Seoul's defense ministry said the man was detained late Tuesday by South Korean marines guarding the Han River near the Demilitarized Zone. The Yonhap news agenc...
French Government Survives Confidence VoteThe Chosun Ilbo
By the end of the vote, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls got the results he had hoped for: 269 in favor of his government compared to 244 votes against. But the embattled Socialist government of French President François Hollande has lost its absolute majority in parliament, with some of...
Milestones of Scots' journey to independence voteFocus News
LONDON (AP) -- These are the milestones of Scotland's journey from Great Britain to the United Kingdom and, following Thursday's vote, a possible return to
Experts want restrictions on testosterone drug useFocus News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health experts said Wednesday there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging in men
Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health appsFocus News
NEW YORK (AP) -- A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a
Credit-easing steps by central banks, at a glanceFocus News
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve signaled that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S.