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India heatwave kills 800 as capital's roads melt
At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius.
 

Methamphetamine seizures across much of the Asia-Pacific region have quadrupled over five years, the U.N. said Tuesday, citing rising wealth as one reason for a boom in production and consumption.
 

A Japanese court has awarded millions of dollars in compensation to a group of teachers who were punished for refusing to sing the country's anthem, the group said Tuesday as it condemned nationalism in education.
 

Australia on Tuesday announced it will amend the law to strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for "betraying the country," but insisted no one would be left stateless.
 

Japanese academics have called on the conservative government to face up to its responsibility over "comfort women," echoing an open letter from leading foreign scholars urging an honest accounting for wartime wrongdoing.
 

Samsung Group announced Tuesday the merger of two major affiliates, as the South Korean business giant accelerates restructuring efforts ahead of a generational power transfer within the founding Lee family.
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A strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo on Monday, setting off alarms and temporarily bringing the city's subway system to halt, AFP reporters in the Japanese capital said.
 

The United Nations on Monday criticized the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru for blocking access to the Internet, including Facebook, and urged it to reverse a clampdown on freedom of speech.
 

Australia on Monday appointed a counter-terrorism chief to coordinate security agencies, while pointing to the United States and the United Kingdom to justify a proposal to strip citizenship from dual nationals linked to jihadists.
 

Philippine military and commercial aircraft will keep flying over disputed areas in the South China Sea despite Chinese warnings over the airspace, President Benigno Aquino said on Monday.
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The Indonesian military is taking on more roles in civilian life, a think tank warned Monday, almost two decades after the armed forces' wings were clipped following the downfall of authoritarian ruler Suharto.
 

The Iranian-born gunman behind last year's deadly siege in an Australian cafe was secretive and prone to grandiose claims but was even shunned by a motorcycle gang that found him "weird," an inquest heard Monday.
 

The Iranian-born gunman behind last year's deadly siege in an Australian cafe was secretive and prone to grandiose claims but was even shunned by a motorcycle gang that found him "weird," an inquest heard Monday.
 

Thousands of villagers have returned to their homes in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous northwest after a river which was dammed by a landslide began flowing normally again, a local official said Monday.
 
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