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Crowds cheer land swap between India, Bangladesh
Jubilant crowds celebrated Saturday as Bangladesh and India swapped tiny pockets of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands in limbo for nearly seven decades.
 

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader.
 

Friendly powers of Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho are flocking together to secure their collective influential stake under the second-generation leadership of the 90 trillion won (US$77 billion) business empire.
 

The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday.
 

Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, after a series of fraud allegations led to its spectacular collapse and hammered the digital currency's reputation.
 

A report by two leading Indonesian researchers argues that growing protectionism by Indonesia President Joko Widodo's government is damaging an economy already growing at its slowest pace for the past five years.
 

The 4 1/2 minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.
Sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released

 

Ashrak Khan wore a defeated expression as he surveyed the brownish-gray shanty homes of his neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, his house marking the border between those still standing and others now reduced to rubble.
Pakistan slum demolition drive exposes country's housing crisis

 

At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land to settle the demarcation line dividing them.
India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute

 

A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part was almost certainly recovered from missing flight MH370.
Wing part arrives in France as MH370 link investigated

 

Fourteen people were wounded in an attack Friday by suspected rebels wielding grenade launchers and automatic weapon in Thailand's war-torn Muslim-majority south, officials said.
 

Masked gunmen opened fire at an election rally headlined by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in Sri Lanka's capital Friday, killing a woman and wounding 12 other ruling party activists, police said.
 

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he had picked Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year.
 

The most lasting health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will likely be psychological not physical, according to a trio of studies published Friday in The Lancet.
 
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