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US citizen released by North Korea
US citizen Merrill Newman is flying back home after being deported from North Korea following more than a month in detention there.
WTO agrees global trade agreement
The World Trade Organization agrees a global deal aimed at boosting commerce, which could add nearly $1tn to the global economy, at a conference in Bali.
Arrests over death of India activist
Two men are arrested in western India over the killing in August of Narendra Dabholkar, who campaigned against "fraudulent practices" by gurus.
N Korea 'edits out dismissed uncle'
North Korean TV reportedly removes footage of a powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un from a documentary, following reports of his dismissal.
First Pakistan Idol show broadcast
The first episode of the music talent show Pakistan Idol is broadcast, to the delight of thousands of music lovers.
Biden urges Seoul-Tokyo co-operation
US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Japan and South Korea to improve ties, amid tensions over China's air zone and North Korea.
Marine jailed for Afghan murder
Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman has been sentenced to life in prison by a UK court martial for murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan.
India minister 'sexist joke' apology
Indian Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah apologises for making 'misunderstood' comments which are denounced by critics as sexist.
Qantas credit rating cut to 'junk'
Australian airline Qantas sees its credit rating downgraded to below-investment level, or junk, by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
Bruce Lee jumpsuit fetches $100,000
The yellow polyester jumpsuit worn by martial arts film legend Bruce Lee sells for $100,000 (£61,000) at an auction in Hong Kong.
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