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Netanyahu aims to amend public broadcast 'handcuff' clause Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was working to amend a newly passed public broadcasting law, officials said, after an outcry over a provision prohibiting journalists from expressing opinions.
04 сентября 2015
Drowned Syrian boy shows need to stop boats: Australian PM Heart-breaking images of a Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach were a reminder of the need to stop people-smuggling boats, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
04 сентября 2015
Tale of two parades as ordinary Chinese barred from display It was the best of shows, it was the worst of shows: as 12,000 troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles rolled through Tiananmen Square in front of invited guests and foreign leaders.
03 сентября 2015
Australian PM says IS militants worse than Nazis Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was slammed by Jewish groups after saying that Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria were worse than Nazis.
03 сентября 2015
Malaysia PM urged to come clean on scandal at anti-graft meeting A global anti-corruption conference opened in Malaysia with a demand for the country's Prime Minister Najib Razak to come clean on a raging financial scandal.
02 сентября 2015
Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts successfully launched towards the International Space Station, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history.
02 сентября 2015
Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France Vietnam's president urged further modernisation of the armed forces in the face of growing maritime territorial disputes as the nation celebrated 70 years since it declared independence from France.
02 сентября 2015
Asia doing "pretty well" despite China slowdown: IMF chief International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde declared Asian economies were doing "pretty well" despite the volatility caused by China's slowdown.
02 сентября 2015
Netanyahu ready for peace talks with Abbas 'now' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he was willing to engage in immediate and direct peace talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.
02 сентября 2015
Tokyo Olympic committee scraps scandal-hit logo Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers scrapped the event's scandal-hit logo in the latest mishap for the Games after a costs furore forced plans for a $2 billion new national stadium to be torn up.
02 сентября 2015
Israel PM criticised for eating at 'temple of gourmet dining' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced criticism from ultra-Orthodox politicians for having eaten in a non-kosher restaurant serving rabbit, escargot and lobster.
01 сентября 2015
Samsung unveils new smartwatch to challenge Apple Watch Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch as the South Korean tech giant seeks to challenge Apple's global domination in the fast-growing wearable device market.
01 сентября 2015
Singapore opposition eyes bigger role as election campaign starts Campaigning for Singapore's September 11 election began, with a resurgent opposition seeking a greater political role as voters chafe at immigration and high living costs.
01 сентября 2015
Erdogan's gamble may not solve Turkey poll impass Less than five months after the last legislative elections, Turks on November 1 will vote again in one of the biggest gambles of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's political career.
01 сентября 2015
Pressure on Malaysian PM mounts as ex-leader backs protests Pressure mounted on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests.
31 августа 2015
Palmyra temple appears intact after blast: Syria official A blast rocked the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra on Sunday but the site's famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact.
31 августа 2015
Australian PM rules out random visa checks Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott distanced himself from a police operation in Melbourne which was cancelled amid public outrage about possible spot checks on people's visas.
29 августа 2015
Tens of thousands take holy dip at India's Kumbh Mela Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims and holy men washed away their sins with a religious dip on the first main bathing day of India's Kumbh Mela festival.
29 августа 2015
Japan slashes 2020 Olympic stadium price tag Japan said it would slash the cost of Tokyo's new 2020 Olympic stadium by more than 40 percent, after ditching its original plan due to the eye-watering $2 billion price tag.
28 августа 2015

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