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Back to the whale hunt for Japan
Decision to re-start Antarctic kill for 'scientific research' goes against recent International Court of Justice ruling.
Last updated: 02 Oct 2014 14:18 GMT
Ebola outbreak has killed 120 health workers
WHO says epidemic has affected an "unprecedented number of medical staff" in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Last updated: 26 Aug 2014 16:37 GMT
Japan eases sanctions on N Korea after talks
Move comes after discussions over fate of Japanese citizens thought to have been abducted by Pyongyang during Cold War.
Last updated: 03 Jul 2014 06:07 GMT
North Korea agrees to probe Japan abductions
Japanese PM says Pyongyang has agreed to reopen probe into kidnapping of Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s.
Last updated: 29 May 2014 15:08 GMT
Japan orders chicken cull to contain bird flu
Japan slaughters 112,000 chickens after first confirmed case of bird flu in three years.
Last updated: 13 Apr 2014 04:43 GMT
China announces military spending increase
Largest rise in three years is seen as a indicator that China will continue its assertive regional policy.
Last updated: 05 Mar 2014 13:42 GMT
Obama nominates Janet Yellen as Fed chief
Current deputy chief of Federal Reserve to replace Ben Bernanke as head of US' central bank.
Last updated: 10 Oct 2013 06:33 GMT
Japan anger over French Fukushima cartoons
Protest to be lodged against weekly for taking aim at decision to award 2020 Olympics to Tokyo despite nuclear disaster.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2013 10:18 GMT
South Korea bans fish imports from Japan
South Korea expands ban on fisheries products amid fears of contamination from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.
Last updated: 06 Sep 2013 10:09 GMT
Japan government to fund Fukushima recovery
Schemes costing $500m aim to contain leaks and decontaminate radioactive water at crippled nuclear power station.
Last updated: 03 Sep 2013 09:34 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
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Big rethink for counterterrorism
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