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Japan was moving to end a 14-year-old, US$10-billion currency swap accord with South Korea, as the neighboring U.S. allies fail to mend their soured bilateral ties, reports said Saturday.

Arvind Kejriwal promised to make Delhi India's first corruption-free state and end what he called its “VIP culture” as he was sworn in as chief minister Saturday in front of a huge crowd of cheering supporters.

A right-wing Hindu group that vowed to forcibly marry Indian couples indulging in public Valentine's Day displays of affection got more than it bargained for when hundreds of student protesters turned up demanding a wedding.

A grandfather from India who was slammed to the ground by a police officer in an Alabama suburb had been singled out by police after a caller said a “skinny black guy” who was walking in the neighborhood and peering into garages, recordings show.

Taliban militants stormed a Shiite Muslim mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 20 people in a wave of gunfire and explosions before the siege ended, officials said.
Taliban hit Shiite mosque in Pakistan, killing 20


Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addressed a crowd of thousands Friday in the biggest celebrations honoring her independence hero father in memory, underscoring her legacy months before leading the opposition to momentous elections.
As polls loom, Myanmar's Suu Kyi honors father


Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, a revered Islamic spiritual leader who helped bolster unity in Malaysia's opposition bloc and was a key advocate of Islamic law, has died. He was 84.
Malaysian Islamic spiritual leader Nik Aziz dies


Sri Lanka's foreign minister expressed optimism Thursday of winning a delay in the publication of a U.N. report into alleged war crimes committed in the island nation's civil war.

Australian travelers could boycott Indonesia if Jakarta executes two drug smugglers on death row, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Friday as she refused to rule out withdrawing diplomats.

Grenade-toting Taliban militants stormed a Shiite mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, police said, in an attack that left at least 18 people dead.

South Korea on Friday announced a crackdown on illegal brokers and unregistered clinics in a bid to protect medical tourists, especially those drawn by the country's booming plastic surgery industry.

Australian tourists could boycott Indonesia if Jakarta executes two drug smugglers on death row, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warned Friday, refusing to rule out withdrawing diplomats.
Australians could boycott Indonesia over executions: minister


Shares in Japan's Fanuc soared to a record high Thursday on news that a U.S. hedge fund, known for pushing firms to boost their profitability, bought a stake in the factory robotics giant.

A Seoul court on Thursday sentenced a former Korean Air executive to a year in prison for aviation law violations that stemmed from her in-flight tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts.
Korean Air nut rage exec handed 1-year sentence

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