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Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea

SEOUL - U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in an attack at a forum held in Seoul on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification, officials said. | Video

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Two Germans to be caned, jailed for train graffiti in Singapore

SINGAPORE - A Singapore court jailed two Germans for nine months and three strokes of the cane on Thursday after they pleaded guilty to spray-painting graffiti on a train.

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Alien abduction? Stolen by Russia? MH370 theories keep coming

SYDNEY - A year on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an extraordinary amount of key data remains unknown - fuelling conspiracy theories and heated online debate about one of aviation's biggest mysteries.

04 Mar 2015

China premier says confident of peaceful growth in Taiwan ties

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday that he was confident of the peaceful growth in relations with self-ruled Taiwan, an island China claims as its own, saying it was a historic trend that could not be reversed.

China 04 Mar 2015

U.S., Europe weighing potential deeper Russia sanctions: Nuland

WASHINGTON - A U.S. sanctions team is in Europe this week discussing possible deeper sectoral penalties against Russia if a ceasefire deal with Ukraine is further violated, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday.

Russia 04 Mar 2015

Modi to ramp up help for Indian Ocean nations to counter China influence

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer island nations in the Indian Ocean a broad range of military and civilian assistance next week in a bid to wrest back some of the influence China has gained by spending billions of dollars in the region.

China 04 Mar 2015

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