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Japan's Mitsubishi apologises to US prisoners of war

Historic apology is first made by a Japanese firm for forced labour during World War II.

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China carries out crackdown on lawyers and activists

At least 200 lawyers and activists have been detained, questioned or put under surveillance in past 10 days.

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#China deports tourists for watching 'terrorism' videos

Some of the 20 foreigners from UK, South Africa and India say they were just watching a Genghis Khan documentary.

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Results foregone in North Korea's local elections

There is only one candidate on the ballot in each district and voting against is considered as treason.

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Rival groups clash at #Melbourne anti-immigration rally

Police use pepper spray after anti-racism activists tried to prevent nationalists from holding rally in Australian city.

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Main suspect in Philippine massacre dies in hospital

Former governor Andal Ampatuan Sr, who was accused of masterminding 2009 mass killing in Mindanao, dies of liver cancer.

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Tsunami warning lifted after quake hits Solomon Islands

Quake with 6.9 magnitude hits near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, prompting warning.

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Deadly typhoon in #Japan grounds dozens of flights

Powerful Typhoon Nangka kills two people in country's west as authorities urge more than 230,000 residents to evacuate.

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Thousands protest as #Japan moves to expand army role

Lower house passes bill that would lift decades-old ban on sending troops to fight abroad, threatening pacifist policy.

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Fried batteries delay solar plane's journey until 2016

Lengthy layover in Hawaii for Solar Impulse 2 after batteries overheated during record-breaking Pacific flight.

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