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Line removes satirical Thai royal family emoticons A set of emoticons satirising Thailand's royal family have been removed by the messaging application Line.
07 апреля 2016
Gibraltar, Falklands accuse Spain and Argentina of bullying Wanting to stay British, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands have accused Spain and Argentina of 'bullying'.
06 апреля 2016
A patient is tested for diabetes. ©Reuters Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980: WHO The number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years: the World Health Organization
06 апреля 2016
Figure skating: Japan's Hanyu fumes at rival for 'intentional' collision Japan's Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu accused Denis Ten of Kazakhstan of deliberately colliding with him during practice.
31 марта 2016
Coast of Australia. Photo courtesy of oceaniacruises.com British 'invaded' Australia say university guidelines Language guidelines that advise students to describe British explorer James Cook's arrival in Sydney as an "invasion" rather than a "settlement" were defended by an Australian university.
30 марта 2016
Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment South Korea's Samsung announced the launch of its mobile payment service in China, a market its arch-rival Apple entered six weeks ago.
29 марта 2016
Japan loses track of pricey black hole satellite Dozens of space scientists are desperately scouring the skies after losing track of a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar Japanese satellite that was sent to study black holes.
28 марта 2016
Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master A Google-developed computer programme won the machine vs human challenge against South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol.
15 марта 2016
Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands Residents in low-lying areas of the Marshall Islands are braced for flooding underscoring the islands' vulnerability to climate change.
11 марта 2016
New Zealand bans 'zero hour' contracts New Zealand has passed legislation banning 'zero hour' contractsto end the use of deals criticised as exploitative.
11 марта 2016
New 'Drowned Apostles' at popular Australia tourist site Researchers found five more columns under the sea to add up to the limestone stacks off the south coast of Australia known as the Twelve Apostles.
10 марта 2016
©Reuters China's Evergrande 'world's most valuable club' China's Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao has become the world's most valuable football club.
09 марта 2016
Przewalski's horse in the wild in Hustain Nuruu national park, Mongolia. ©flickr.com Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.
09 марта 2016
Mutation in vegetation around Fukushima. Photo courtesy of thefukushimaradiationtreereports.wordpress.com Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace Conservation group Greenpeace warned that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen.
04 марта 2016
China defence spending to rise '7 to 8%' in 2016 China will raise its defence spending by seven to eight percent this year.
04 марта 2016
North Korea sanction loopholes give China room for manoeuvre New United Nations sanctions against nuclear-armed North Korea leave plenty of room for China to continue business as usual.
03 марта 2016
China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official Chinese court sentenced a Christian pastor to 14 years in jail for embezzlement, after he opposed forced removal of crosses from churches.
29 февраля 2016
Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific French President Francois Hollande acknowledged that three decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia had had "an impact" on health.
23 февраля 2016
Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island: Taiwan China deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, insisting it had a right to build "self-defence".
17 февраля 2016
Denis Ten, figure skater from Kazakhstan. ©Tengrinews/Aizhan Tugelbayeva Figure Skating: Injured Olympian Ten withdraws from Four Continents Olympic medallist and defending champion Denis Ten withdrew due to injury from the Four Continents figure skating championships in Taipei.
17 февраля 2016

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