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True colours: China summit foments Taiwan's green-blue split The colours blue and green symbolise the rift between opposing political parties in Taiwan, an entrenched divide that polarises friends and families, with this weekend's historic China summit adding fuel to the fire.
06 ноября 2015
Beijing using historic Taiwan meet as decoy: analysts Beijing is casting itself as the peacemaker in this weekend's historic summit with Taiwan, but experts say it is at least partly aiming to draw attention away from its aggressive expansionism in the South China Sea.
05 ноября 2015
Pakistan factory collapse kills 18, dozens trapped At least 18 people were killed and 51 injured when the roof of a factory collapsed near the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, officials said, with around a hundred more still trapped.
05 ноября 2015
Erdogan seeks new charter to increase his powers Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a new constitution that would give him greater powers, heightening opposition fears over authoritarian rule.
05 ноября 2015
Experts examine black boxes of crashed Russian jet Investigators began examining the two black boxes from the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the probe would take time.
04 ноября 2015
Kerry in Tajikistan for talks on Afghan border threat US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Tajikistan to talk about security threats on its Afghan border, on the fourth leg of a five-nation tour of Central Asia.
03 ноября 2015
Psy to release first album after 'Gangnam Style' South Korean singer Psy is set to release his first album for more than three years, with the "Gangnam Style" star vowing a return "to his roots".
03 ноября 2015
Russian air strikes hit Syria's historic Palmyra region: Moscow Russia's air force has struck the area around the Islamic State-held ancient city of Palmyra, as Moscow pressed on with its bombing campaign in Syria.
03 ноября 2015
India's choked capital fails to collect new 'pollution toll' New Delhi has failed to collect a new "pollution toll" from trucks entering the city, just one day after the levy was introduced to improve air quality in the choked city.
02 ноября 2015
Erdogan: Turkey's 'Sultan' wins again President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rose from humble beginnings to become Turkey's most powerful politician since Ataturk.
02 ноября 2015
Campaigning wraps up for critical Turkey vote Turkish politicians rallied their supporters on the eve of a vote many fear is unlikely to bring an end to months of instability.
01 ноября 2015
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 Samsung unveils $10bn share buyback with Q3 profit surge South Korea's Samsung Electronics pulled out of an extended earnings dive, reporting a nearly 30 percent surge in third-quarter net profit and announcing a $10 billion share buyback.
29 октября 2015
India's Modi urges 'comprehensive' climate deal India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Thursday for a "comprehensive and concrete" agreement on climate change in December, as he addressed African leaders at a major summit in New Delhi.
29 октября 2015
EU's Mogherini urges Netanyahu, Abbas to meet Quartet 'in days' EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged Israel Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to meet Quartet representatives "within days" in the hope of kick-starting stalled peace talks.
28 октября 2015
UN chief condemns Saudi air strikes on Yemen MSF hospital UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on a hospital run by the MSF medical charity in Yemen and called for an end to the fighting.
28 октября 2015
Desperate Afghan-Pakistan quake victims appeal for aid Desperate survivors appealed for food and blankets after a devastating earthquake killed more than 360 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
28 октября 2015
Malaysia becoming 'police state' as govt battles scandal: HRW Malaysia increasingly resembles a "police state" as the government uses repressive laws to silence critics including those demanding the prime minister answer corruption allegations.
27 октября 2015
Putin, Saudi King seek solution to Syria crisis Russian President Vladimir Putin held phone talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia focussed on seeking a solution to the Syria crisis, the Kremlin said.
27 октября 2015
Australia marks 30 years since Uluru returned to Aboriginal owners Australia marked 30 years since the world's largest monolith Uluru was returned to its traditional Aboriginal owners with the government admitting it has not lived up to commitments made back then.
26 октября 2015
Bodies of 43 would-be migrants wash up on Libyan beaches The bodies of at least 43 people thought to be migrants washed up on Libyan beaches east of the capital Tripoli at the weekend.
26 октября 2015

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