Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that his government would not revise a landmark 1993 "comfort women" apology, and said he was "deeply pained" by the suffering of women drawn into a system of wartime brothels.
Phnom Penh (AFP) - Cambodia's military on Friday accused Thai troops of killing 15 villagers who illegally crossed the border to log for valuable timber.
Wellington (AFP) - Three people were killed and six missing after a cyclone hit the Pacific island of Vanuatu, officials said Friday.
A new report for US special operations forces claims that hundreds of bullets were fired into Osama bin Laden's body after he was killed.
Tokyo (AFP) - A Japanese research institute was likely to retract a study that promised a revolutionary way to create stem cells over claims its data was faulty, reports said Friday, dealing a huge blow to what was touted as a game-changing discovery.
Officials in the US say there have been no serious injuries after a plane blew a tyre on take-off from Philadelphia's airport.
Beijing (AFP) - Kicking balls, eating steamed buns and carrying his own umbrella, Xi Jinping is at the apex of Chinese power but has been busy building his "ordinary guy" credentials during his first year in charge.
A helicopter crash in England that has killed four people happened in thick fog, according to authorities.
The confusion in Crimea ahead of the weekend referendum on whether or not to cede from Ukraine has prompted a run on banks.
Tokyo (AFP) - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off southern Japan early Friday injuring 17 people, reports said as officials warned residents to be alert to the danger of landslides following the tremor.
Sydney (AFP) - Australian police on Friday dropped a proceeds of crime investigation into high-profile drugs trafficker Schapelle Corby, saying events in Indonesia had overtaken the probe.
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