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Japan PM Abe heads to Burma
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Burma for economic talks - in the first visit by a Japanese PM since 1977.
India soldiers die in Kashmir ambush
Three soldiers are killed in an ambush by suspected militants in the Pulwama district of Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.
N Korea 'ready to open dialogue'
A North Korean envoy visiting China says Pyongyang is ready to open up "dialogue with all the relevant parties", Chinese state media report.
China 'offers peacekeepers' for Mali
China has offered soldiers to the new UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials say.
Dhaka collapse probe uncovers abuses
A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
US sanctions 'hit NK aid agencies'
European aid agencies in North Korea say US financial sanctions are severely restricting their attempts to improve agriculture and nutrition there.
Japanese stocks recover after falls
Shares in Japan have closed 0.89% higher, one day after Thursday's global sell-off in shares.
Genetics of white tigers pinpointed
Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.
Bomb attack kills Pakistan police
A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south-west Pakistan, officials say.
Malaysia arrests opposition figures
Malaysian police arrest three prominent opposition figures, including Keadilan party vice-president Tian Chua, and charge a student with sedition.
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