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No common approach with US on fighting IS: Russia – Islamic State is the common threat, common evil

KUALA LUMPUR/MOSCOW: Russia and the United States have not been able to agree on a common approach to fighting Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said yesterday, after his second…

Desperation mounts in flood-hit Myanmar – Official death toll climbs to 69

YANGON: Tens of thousands of people huddled yesterday in monasteries and other makeshift evacuation centres in remote areas of Myanmar cut off by deadly floods, as rescuers struggled to deliver…

Investigators ‘moving close’ to solving MH370 mystery – Plane debris found in Indian Ocean points to breakthrough

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

S Korea’s billionaire Chung running for FIFA president – FIFA hopeful slams ‘cannibal’ Blatter and stooge Platini

Fur trade a goldmine for China’s Olympic bid city

China’s proposed Winter Olympics co-host boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but the city once dubbed the country’s “fur capital” is also home to tens of thousands of…

Philippine leader seeks to end Muslim rebellion

North Korea marks end To ’53 Korean War – ‘Leave no Americans alive’, officials warn

Tracking slave boats to Papua New Guinea – Seafood from slaves

A pampered life for Japan’s prizefighter bulls

Hard lives of China’s ‘left behind’ children – Kids pay a lonely price

China ire as Myanmar jails scores for illegal logging