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AFC wants Australia to beef up security
Football's regional governing body wants hosts for the Asian Cup to take extra measures following Sydney siege.
Last updated: 16 Dec 2014 11:20 GMT
Exit polls show big win for Japan's Abe
Ruling coalition keeps two-thirds majority in vote dubbed referendum on prime minister's strategy for reviving economy.
Last updated: 14 Dec 2014 11:40 GMT
Japan votes with Abe set for 'super majority'
Millions head to the polls in general election seen as referendum on incumbent prime minister's economic policies.
Last updated: 14 Dec 2014 10:34 GMT
Population slump tests Japan PM
Ageing and declining population poses challenge to Shinzo Abe likely to be re-elected in Sunday's vote.
Last updated: 13 Dec 2014 20:45 GMT
Will the Japanese give Shinzo Abe a chance?
It's a vote that will be a referendum on the Prime Minister's economic policies.
Last updated: 13 Dec 2014 20:08 GMT
Japan's unwanted election: Why now?
With polls predicting an easy win for PM Abe and his party, some view Sunday's vote as a move to solidify power.
Last updated: 13 Dec 2014 12:15 GMT
China marks Nanjing massacre anniversary
President Xi Jinping leads ceremony remembering tens of thousands of Chinese killed by Japanese troops in 1937.
Last updated: 13 Dec 2014 10:23 GMT
Japan's stalking crisis
Stalkers are terrorising more and more women across the country, with 21,000 cases reported to police in 2013.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2014 08:26 GMT
Why Washington should fear the silence of the anti-war movement
US cities are not filled with anti-war demonstrations, yet the apparent quiet does not signify consent.
Last updated: 09 Dec 2014 18:17 GMT
Syria and the collapse of international solidarity
Bureaucratic hurdles delay the support, aid convoys are blocked and humanitarian workers are attacked.
Last updated: 09 Dec 2014 14:43 GMT
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