Osaka (Japan) (AFP) - Vagner Love outshone Cerezo Osaka's star recruit Diego Forlan with two goals in a stunning 3-1 win as China's Shandong Luneng went top of their group in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Two suspect men who flew on a missing Malaysian airliner appear to have been Iranian illegal immigrants, officials said Tuesday, lessening fears of terrorism but doing little to unlock the agonising riddle of what has befallen the plane's 239 passengers and crew.
Sydney woman Leeza Ormsby remains uncharged and locked up in a Bali police cell, one month after being arrested at the scene of a drug raid.
Taipei (AFP) - A Taiwanese military intelligence officer who fled to Britain and unsuccessfully sought asylum was given a ten-month suspended jail sentence for desertion Tuesday.
Beijing (AFP) - Officials at China's rubber-stamp parliament are calling on seemingly planted foreign journalists to ask soft questions in an apparent bid to appear open to independent scrutiny, provoking grumbles after a similar controversy two years ago.
Kabul (Afghanistan) (AFP) - A gunman shot dead a Swedish-British journalist at close range in central Kabul on Tuesday in an unexplained daylight murder that shocked foreign residents living in a city on high alert ahead of elections.
An alleged people smuggling mastermind wanted to face charges in Australia will appeal a decision to extradite him from Jakarta.
Tokyo (AFP) - A co-author of a Japanese study that promised a revolutionary way to create stem cells has called for the headline-grabbing research to be retracted over claims its data was faulty.
Malaysian police say one of the people flying on the missing plane was an Iranian asylum seeker trying to get to Germany.
A man travelling on the missing Malaysia Airlines jet with a stolen passport has been identified and is believed to have no terror links.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been forced to respond to suggestions by the BBC that Australia's asylum seeker policy is uncivilised.
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