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Obama casts doubt on #Myanmar reforms

US President Barack Obama has warned that Myanmar's reforms are by "no means complete or irreversible" after talks with democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi at her Yangon home.

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World leaders gather for G20 summit

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott have arrived in Brisbane for the G20 leaders summit, where the crisis in Ukraine is expected to take centre stage.

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Obama holds talks with #Myanmar president

US President Barack Obama has met Thein Sein, Myanmar’s president, shortly after accusing his government for "backsliding" on democratic reforms.

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China and US set ambitious gas emission goals

China and the United States, which together produce around 45 percent of the world's carbon dioxide, have set ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets, with Beijing setting a goal for its emissions to peak "around 2030".

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Obama denies US role in Hong Kong protests

The United States has had no role in the ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, US President Barack Obama has said.

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#Myanmar hosts world leaders for ASEAN summit

Myanmar prepares to welcome world leaders as it hosts the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit for the first time since the country began introducing political reforms nearly four years ago.

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Captain of S Korea ship gets 36 years in jail

A South Korean district court has handed a sentence of 36 years in prison to the captain of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people.

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#China jails 'wild imams' in mass crackdown

China has imprisoned almost two dozen people - mostly Muslim religious leaders - in the western region of Xinjiang, in a stepped up crackdown on "illegal religious activities", Chinese media reported.

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#China and #Japan leaders hold talks in Beijing

The leaders of China and Japan have held one-on-one talks for the first time since they took office, signalling willingness to put on the back burner a bitter row over disputed islands and Japan's war-time aggression.

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#Philippines marks Typhoon Haiyan anniversary

Thousands of residents carrying white balloons walked through Tacloban City in the central Philippines to mark the first anniversary since Typhoon Haiyan hit the area, and killed or left missing close to 8,000 people.

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