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APEC summit in Russian port city Vladivostok gets underway

The Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum meeting in the Russian port city of Vladivostok got underway Saturday.

Ex-Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt demands new spot-fixing trial

Salman Butt was jailed along with two other players for deliberately bowling no-balls in the 2010 Lord’s Test match against England in exchange for cash.

China court overturns Bo Xilai blogger conviction

Fang Hong was sent to a labor camp for one year in 2011 for “inciting social disturbances.”

Floods in India force almost a million people to flee homes

Assam's state agriculture minister, Nilamoni Sen Deka, said 27 people had been killed due to flooding, five of whom drowned in a swollen river when their boat sank.

Indian police kill 17 'Maoist rebels' in Chhattisgarh

Local villagers have organised a demonstration, claiming that most of those killed by the police were villagers, and not rebels.

Indian spy Surjeet Singh freed after 30 years in Pakistani jail

The 69-year-old was greeted by his son and other family members as well as hundreds of well-wishers at the Wagah border crossing on Thursday.

Bali bomb-maker Umar Patek sentenced to 20 years in jail

Umar Patek was arrested in January 2011 in Abbottabad, the same Pakistani town where Osama bin Laden was later killed by US forces.

Huge fire engulfs India state HQ in Mumbai

Some people remain trapped inside the building, as more than 20 fire engines continue to battle the blaze.

Indonesian air force aircraft crashes in Jakarta

The plane – a Fokker 27 turboprop – was conducting a routine training flight when it hit the Rawajali residential area, near the Halim Perdanakusuma army base in the east of the city.

NATO troops among 16 killed in east Afghanistan suicide attack

The attack will raise concerns over Afghanistan's future security, as international forces get ready to hand over responsibility to Afghan forces and pull most of the 130,000 combat troops in the country out by the end of 2014.
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