Shanghai (AFP) - The sexual lyrics of "Honky Tonk Women" were apparently too much for China's Communist fathers as the Rolling Stones said the chart-topping song was "vetoed" for their second ever show in the country on Wednesday.
Seoul (AFP) - South Korea on Thursday signalled that it would not go ahead with a mooted leaders' summit with Japan, after talks between top diplomats failed to produce a breakthrough on their badly strained ties.
Princess Diana leaked information to the press about the Prince of Wales in order to take him on, London's phone hacking trial has been told.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Macau culled 7,500 chicken after discovering the H7-type avian influenza in live poultry for the first time in the city, authorities said Thursday, adding the birds had been imported from mainland China.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysia said Thursday that satellite images of suspected debris from a missing jet were yet another false lead, and debunked a report the plane had flown on for hours after losing contact -- leaving the nearly week-old mystery no closer to being solved.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - The captain of a missing Malaysian jet is said to be an engineering buff who assembled his own flight simulator, while friends of the co-pilot are defending his reputation after one report portrayed him as a cockpit Casanova.
Bangkok (AFP) - Thai police have discovered about 200 suspected Turkish refugees at a secret camp in the kingdom's deep south, officials said Thursday, describing the case as "unprecedented".
Beijing (AFP) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday that Beijing has "zero tolerance" for corruption however senior the culprit, as the country's leaders press forward with a much-publicised anti-graft campaign.
New Delhi (AFP) - India stepped up Thursday its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people, deploying three ships and three aircraft to the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a navy source said.
Beijing (AFP) - A total of 31 people were killed and nine were missing after two lorries carrying dangerous chemicals collided in a Chinese tunnel, triggering a huge explosion, authorities said Thursday.
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