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A set of emoticons satirising Thailand's royal family have been removed by the messaging application Line.
Wanting to stay British, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands have accused Spain and Argentina of 'bullying'.
The number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years: the World Health Organization
Japan's Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu accused Denis Ten of Kazakhstan of deliberately colliding with him during practice.
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.
South Korea's Samsung announced the launch of its mobile payment service in China, a market its arch-rival Apple entered six weeks ago.
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.
A Google-developed computer programme won the machine vs human challenge against South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol.
Residents in low-lying areas of the Marshall Islands are braced for flooding underscoring the islands' vulnerability to climate change.
New Zealand has passed legislation banning 'zero hour' contractsto end the use of deals criticised as exploitative.
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.
China's Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao has become the world's most valuable football club.
The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.
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.
China will raise its defence spending by seven to eight percent this year.
New United Nations sanctions against nuclear-armed North Korea leave plenty of room for China to continue business as usual.
Chinese court sentenced a Christian pastor to 14 years in jail for embezzlement, after he opposed forced removal of crosses from churches.
French President Francois Hollande acknowledged that three decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia had had "an impact" on health.
China deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, insisting it had a right to build "self-defence".
Olympic medallist and defending champion Denis Ten withdrew due to injury from the Four Continents figure skating championships in Taipei.
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