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Nepal's PM sworn in, but loses coalition partner

02/11/2014 4:51am
Nepal's newly elected prime minister was sworn into office on Tuesday, but his party's main coalition partner announced it will not join the government, bringing renewed political uncertainty to the nation.

China, Taiwan hold highest-level talks since split

02/11/2014 5:03am
China and Taiwan hailed a new chapter in their relations on Tuesday and said their ties would advance after they held their highest-level government talks since they split amid civil war in 1949.

Images of late Turkmen leader removed from medals

02/11/2014 6:17am
Turkmenistan's president has ordered images of the nation's former leader to be taken off some state medals, the latest in a series of moves to shed the legacy of his eccentric predecessor.

Cambodian court rules against bail for protesters

02/11/2014 7:35am
A Cambodian appeals court on Tuesday refused to release on bail 21 people arrested early last month in connection with anti-government protests.

Germany forgives half of Myanmar's debt

02/11/2014 9:09am
Germany has signed an agreement to forgive half the 1.084 billion euro ($1.48 billion) debt it is owed by Myanmar, implementing a plan which Germany and other creditor nations accepted a year ago.

Time running out on former sex slaves' quest

02/11/2014 6:17pm
A single picture captures the regret, shame and rage that Kim Gun-ja has harbored through most of her 89 years. Dressed in a long white wedding gown, she carries a bouquet of red flowers and stares at the camera, her deep wrinkles obscured by makeup and a diaphanous veil.

UN urged to act on Vietnam over death penalty

02/11/2014 8:21pm
The United Nations should immediately freeze anti-drug assistance to Vietnam after the communist country sentenced 30 people to die for drug-related offenses, three human rights groups working to get countries to abolish the death penalty said Wednesday.

Australian PM to spend a week on Aboriginal land

02/11/2014 9:03pm
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday he plans to spend a week in an Outback Aboriginal settlement to focus national attention on the bleak plight of indigenous people.

Australian police seize $160 million worth of meth

02/11/2014 10:23pm
Australian police seized about 180 million Australian dollars ($162 million) worth of methamphetamine hidden inside kayaks shipped from China, officials said Wednesday.