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Chief officials from China, Taiwan formally meet on February 11, 2014

The chief officials from Chinese mainland and Taiwan formally met on February 11, 2014, the first time since 1949. A formal meeting was held between Zhang Zhijun, the head of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office and Wang Yu-Chi, the mainland...
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South Korea, Japan clash over Barack Obama’s visit

The two Asian countries – Japan and South Korea – are looking to welcome the US president Barack Obama in April 2014. While Japan has been having problems coordinating with the US for Obama’s visit, South Korea has also made...
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Valerie Trierweiler visits pediatric ward in Mumbai

The former French first lady Valerie Trierweiler made her first public appearance after she parted ways with the French president. Trierweiler was seen spending time with the less fortunate children on January 27, 2014 in a pediatric ward in...
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China’s new fishing restrictions receive criticism from Japan

In recent times, China implemented the new fishing restrictions in the South China Sea which have been criticized by Japan, claiming that they violate international standards in territorial waters. In addition to launching their Air Defense...
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Arvind Kejriwal to hear public complaints at Delhi Secretariat

New chief minister of New Delhi Arvind Kejriwal is all set to take up his new responsibilities and will sit in front of the Delhi Secretariat in order to hear people’s complaints on January 11, 2014. Kejriwal will try to redress the...
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Iran and world powers to continue nuclear talks in Geneva

Iran and world powers are all set to continue nuclear talks in Geneva related to activation of a landmark deal to curb the nuclear program of Tehran. The two-day meeting is scheduled to begin on January 9, 2014 and will be held between Iran’s...
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Japan urged by US to improve ties with neighbors

Chuck Hagel, the US Defense Secretary has urged Japan to improve its relations with neighbors. The recent statement has been made following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit a controversial war shrine. Abe made his first visit as the Prime...
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Election day brings violence and unrest in Bangladesh

Parliamentary elections in Bangladesh released the preliminary results on January 6, 2014 and they have indicated that the ruling Awami League has won the country’s elections. The outcome of the elections in Bangladesh was never in doubt,...
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Pervez Musharraf hospitalized, fails to attend treason trial in Pakistan

The former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf failed to attend his treason case trial in the country on January 2, 2014. Musharraf had to be hospitalized after he suffered from a heart problem while he was on his way to court in order to...
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Pervez Musharraf’s treason trial delayed due to bomb scare in Pakistan

The former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraff was scheduled to attend the first hearing in his high treason trial, however, an official from Pakistan said that a bomb was found along the route of the former president, due to which the hearing...