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Asiad: Let the Games begin

19 September 2014

INCHEON: South Korean President Park Geun-hye opened the Incheon Asian Games at a glittering, K-Pop inspired ceremony Friday as North Korean athletes received an unexpectedly warm welcome.

Nepal, India sign deal to build hydropower plant

19 September 2014

KATHMANDU, Sept 19, 2014 (AFP) - Kathmandu Friday signed a long-delayed agreement with New Delhi to build Nepal's biggest hydropower plant in a bid to kickstart economic growth and ease crippling electricity shortages in both countries.

Thai islanders offer reward for clues on Brit tourist killers

19 September 2014

BANGKOK, Sept 19, 2014 (AFP) - Residents on the Thai island where two British tourists were brutally murdered have pooled their funds into a reward for clues about the killers, an official said Friday, as police hunted for fresh leads.

Japan insists no mystery behind skulls at US consulate

19 September 2014

TOKYO, Sept 19, 2014 (AFP) - Japan's foreign ministry on Friday insisted there was no mystery behind human skulls stored at its consulate in Chicago for three months, saying officials were checking if they were the remains of WWII soldiers.

Tropical storm flooding shuts down Philippine capital

19 September 2014

MANILA: Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital Manila on Thursday, stranding motorists and forcing tens of thousands to flee their flooded homes, officials said.

Neighbourly diplomacy: Xi's wife Peng Liyuan (centre) with children from the Tagore School in New Delhi. - AFP

Border stand-off overshadows Xi’s India visit

19 September 2014

NEW DELHI: A stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops on the remote border overshadowed a rare visit by China’s president, who was in New Delhi seeking to reset ties between Asia’s two superpowers.

China media urges clarity on Iceland envoy spy gossip

19 September 2014

BEIJING: A state-run Chinese newspaper called on Beijing to clarify rumours that its ambassador to Iceland has been held for leaking intelligence to Japan, throwing a rare official spotlight on such cases.

Australia foils IS ‘beheading’ plot

19 September 2014

SYDNEY: Australia’s largest ever counter-terrorism raids have de­­tained 15 people and foiled an alleged plot by Islamic State jihadists to conduct “demonstration killings,” including beheading a random member of the public.

Thai junta chief 'sorry' for bikini remarks after UK tourist murders

18 September 2014

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's junta chief apologised Thursday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two British holidaymakers.

Australia foils Islamic State 'demonstration killings' plot

18 September 2014

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raids on Thursday detained 15 people and foiled an alleged plot by Islamic State jihadists to conduct "demonstration killings", including beheading a random member of the public.

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