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  • The US vice president, Joe Biden, left, is welcomed by the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, right, prior to their talks at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. — AFP photo


Crimes evidence ‘indicates’ Assad role

A growing body of evidence collected by UN investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including the president, Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the UN̢۪s top human rights official said Monday. Full story

Fresh attacks kill 19 in Iraq

Insurgents assaulted a mayor̢۪s office in a Sunni town just north of Baghdad Tuesday, one of several attacks across Iraq that killed 19 people, said officials. The attack in Tarmiyah, a former insurgent stronghold about 50 kilometres... Full story

NATO seeks Afghan accord as it looks for new role

NATO foreign ministers were set to try Tuesday to nail down an accord with Kabul on the alliance̢۪s new role in Afghanistan as pressing problems in Ukraine, Syria and beyond all call for attention. Full story

Ukrainian govt survives no-confidence vote

Ukraine̢۪s government survived a no-confidence vote Tuesday after the prime minister apologised for a police crackdown on protests, while demonstrators massed outside parliament protesting the ex-Soviet state̢۪s rejection of... Full story

China paper criticises Britain

With British prime minister David Cameron in the country on an official visit, a Chinese state-run newspaper on Tuesday labelled Britain a fallen great power worthy now only as a destination for tourists and students. Full story

New Pak Taliban chief comes home to lead insurgency

The elusive new chief of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, has returned to his homeland from a secret mountain hideout in neighbouring Afghanistan to lead the insurgency, militant and intelligence sources said... Full story

80 reptiles found in Japan one-room apartment

Venomous lizards and snakes up to three metres long were among 80 reptiles police found crammed into a one-room apartment in Japan, an official said Tuesday. Officers were called by a frantic neighbour who saw... Full story

Mexico finds 64 bodies in mass graves

An official in Mexico̢۪s federal government says the total number of bodies found in mass graves in western Mexico is 64. He says authorities finished searching the graves Saturday. He says many of the remains... Full story

Italy PM to seek confidence vote on Dec 11

The Italian prime minister, Enrico Letta, will seek a confidence vote in parliament on December 11 to confirm his new majority after Silvio Berlusconi̢۪s Forza Italia party pulled out of the ruling coalition, the government said late on Monday. Full story

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Biden urges Japan, China to lower tensions

The US vice president, Joe Biden, left, is welcomed by the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, right, prior to their talks at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. — AFP photo
The US vice president, Joe Biden, called on Japan and China to find ways to reduce tensions that spiked after Beijing proclaimed an air defence zone over disputed isles in the East China Sea, while repeating Washington was ‘deeply concerned... Full story

N Korean leader̢۪s powerbroker uncle ousted: South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un̢۪s uncle, seen as the hardline regime̢۪s political regent, has apparently been purged and two associates executed, South Korea̢۪s spy agency said Tuesday nearly two years after... Full story

UN launches its first ever surveillance drone in DR Congo

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday officially launched a surveillance drone in the strife-torn northeast in the first such move by the United Nations. Full story

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