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AseanPlus News 18 May 2015 | 5:30 PM

Indian nurse dies after 42 years in coma following rape

NEW DELHI, May 18, 2015 (AFP) - A nurse died Monday after 42 years in a coma following a brutal rape, in a case that led India to ease some restrictions on euthanasia.

World 22 Apr 2015 | 8:55 PM

Japan PM Abe meets China's Xi, says to work for better ties

TOKYO/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a summit in Indonesia on Wednesday, the latest sign of a thaw between the Asian rivals that came despite an awkward diplomatic backdrop.

World 22 Apr 2015 | 9:10 AM

Japan MPs visit shrine as Abe hopes to meet China's Xi in Jakarta

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese ruling and opposition lawmakers visited a Tokyo shrine on Wednesday to honour the country's war dead, shortly before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was due to make an important speech on Japan's war-time past at an international summit.

China 22 Apr 2015 | 6:56 PM

Solar plane Pacific-crossing a ‘human challenge’

NANJING, China: The pilot set to attempt an ambitious crossing of the Pacific Ocean in a solar-powered plane said on Wednesday that the flight will not only test the aircraft but his own endurance as well.

World 12 May 2015 | 5:25 AM

Cyprus talks resume, 'unique opportunity' seen - U.N. envoy

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Leaders of ethnically split Cyprus agreed on Monday to restart peace talks on May 15, a U.N. envoy said on Monday, offering fresh hope of healing one of Europe's most enduring frozen conflicts.

World 10 May 2015 | 11:40 AM

China paper slams Japan for lack of WW2 contrition

BEIJING (Reuters) - German contrition over World War Two stands in contrast to Japan's failure to reflect on its past, the official newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party said on Sunday, following war commemorations in Moscow.

World 13 Apr 2015 | 1:25 PM

Deal or not, many U.S. states will keep sanctions grip on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the United States and Iran come closer to a historic nuclear deal, many U.S. states are likely to stick with their own sanctions on Iran that could complicate any warming of relations between the long-time foes.

AseanPlus News 11 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

West Bank village challenges Israel

AD-DEIRAT (Palestinian Territories): It was a large house with three floors and freshly painted pale blue shutters that had just been built for a family of 17.

World 26 Apr 2015 | 6:20 PM

Nepal quake: Hospitals overflowing, rural towns cut off

HONG KONG (AFP): International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.

India 26 Apr 2015 | 5:36 PM

Nepal hospitals overflowing, rural towns cut off: aid groups

HONG KONG (AFP) - International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.