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Malaysia 'must intensify jet search'
China urges Malaysia to "step up its efforts" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared on Saturday.
Kim Jong-un in 'unanimous poll win'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is elected to the country's rubber-stamp parliament with a unanimous vote from his district, state media say.
Man 'used drone to smuggle drugs'
A man is arrested and charged for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into a prison using a drone, Australian police say.
Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection
Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.
Asian markets tumble on weak data
Asian shares fall after both China and Japan released disappointing economic data, worrying investors about a slowdown in the region.
Japan in record deficit, growth slows
Japan's current account deficit hits a record 1.5tn yen ($15bn; £8.7bn) in January, as economic growth figures are revised downwards.
Tencent buys 15% stake in JD.com
China's Tencent Holdings buys a 15% stake in e-commerce site JD.com as it looks to grab a larger share of the country's online shopping market.
Maldives poll commission sentenced
The Maldives Supreme Court sentences the entire election commission to six months in jail, suspended for three years, for "disobeying orders".
Afghanistan's vice-president dies
One of Afghanistan's two vice-presidents, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, has died of natural causes, a government spokesman says.
Anwar gets jail term for sodomy
A Malaysian court sentences opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
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