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Gunmen opened fire on a team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan's restive southwest on Wednesday, killing four of them and forcing authorities to halt an immunisation drive, officials said.

The incident happened on the eastern outskirts of Quetta, the capital of oil and gas rich Baluchistan province.

"A team of…

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Hot off the heels of the APEC, ASEAN, East Asia, and G20 Summits, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was presented with some bad news. The nation slipped into a recession. Then there was the unpopular tax hike that was to be implemented next year.

So what did Abe do? He…

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A rare albino dolphin has been captured by Japanese fishermen, according to a campaign group staging a protest against the sale or slaughter of the creatures.

The albino Risso's dolphin was driven into a cove over the weekend by fishermen at Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture, central Japan, said Sea Shepherd,…

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As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to the polls next month, the success of his war on deflation hinges on convincing people like 24-year-old Ryo Tatemichi to shrug off fears about the future and start spending.

That's a tough sell when young workers like Tatemichi are struggling with insipid…

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Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people, including key student leaders.

Police in helmets swiftly cleared obstructions from the 2-month-old protest site in Mong Kok, across Victoria…

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Singapore on Wednesday banned U.S.-based "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc from entering the country to conduct seminars after over 8,000 people signed a petition accusing him of legitimising "sexual assault and predation".

The move by the Southeast Asian city-state follows a similar ban by Britain last week.

Officials in other Asian…

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Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish has been cleared to start his offseason throwing program for the Texas Rangers.

Darvish, who missed the last seven weeks of the major league season because of inflammation in his right elbow, had an MRI scan and was examined Tuesday by team physician Dr Keith Meister.…

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The white police officer recalled that he felt like a powerless child sitting inside his patrol vehicle as the fist of a black teenager swung through his open window.

Just moments later, 28-year-old Darren Wilson would fatally shoot Michael Brown, 18, in an incident that has sharply divided the country…

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Argentina wizard Lionel Messi broke the Champions League scoring record while Luis Suarez broke his Barcelona duck in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Barca romped to a 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia but that fact was overshadowed by Messi and Suarez's personal achievements.

Messi came into the match level with…

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Islamic State insurgents battled Iraqi forces in the center of Baiji on Tuesday, a week after the army broke their prolonged siege of the country's largest oil refinery just outside the town, an army officer and residents said.

The renewed fighting in Baiji by the Islamist militants, who control thousands…

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