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Australia's competition watchdog Wednesday called on the world's fourth largest iron ore exporter Fortescue to explain why its chief executive raised the prospect of capping production to halt plunging prices, saying it was anti-competitive.
 

An expert panel advising Japan's nationalist prime minister on a highly sensitive statement about World War II has run into disagreement over how to describe Tokyo's wartime military action.
 

India's top court affirmed people's right to free speech in cyberspace Tuesday by striking down a provision that had called for imprisoning people who send “offensive” messages by computer or cellphone.
 

Bangladesh officials have summoned Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus over US$1.51 million in allegedly unpaid taxes, an official said Tuesday, in what analysts saw as the latest politically motivated move against the micro-credit pioneer.
 

Most Filipinos back divorce and support is growing in the largely Catholic nation, the only one in the world alongside the Vatican that does not allow the dissolution of failed marriages, a survey has found.
 

Police in Myanmar have rejected a lawsuit by monks who suffered phosphorus burns at the hands of officers when they protested against a controversial copper mine in 2012, a lawyer said Tuesday.
 

Workers from South Korean company Hydis, which was combined with Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc. (元太科技) in 2008, protested in front of the Labor Ministry yesterday against E Ink's closing of their South Korean factory.
 

Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen (US$1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
 

To call Lee Kuan Yew my friend would not be quite right. More accurately, we were colleagues. I don't think he had many friends, because he was so focused on doing what was good for the nation, and that would require him sometimes to act against his friends. If he was too friendly with anyone, that could color his decision, so he was very careful.
 

When all is said and done, my father has led a rich, meaningful and purposeful life
A man who lived life with no regrets

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called Lee Kuan Yew a “lion among leaders,” as he led the tributes and condolences pouring in from all over India on the demise of Singapore's founding father.
 

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has paid tribute to Singapore former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in a eulogy published in the Washington Post.
Knowing Lee 'one of the great blessings of my life': Kissinger

 

Singapore's population is less than 0.5 percent of China's, but its founding father Lee Kuan Yew wielded significant weight with the Asian giant as model, adviser, critic and geopolitical realist.
 

Singapore was plunged into mourning and world leaders united in tribute Monday after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the iron-fisted politician who transformed a colonial backwater into a world financial center.
Singapore mourns as first PM Lee dies

 
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