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China holds ceremonies to mark start of Japanese invasion

A host of activities are being held to commemorate the 83rd anniversary of the "9.18 Incident" or "Mukden Incident" marking the beginning of a 14-year war against Japanese aggression, Xinhua news agency reported.

Philippines' Mayon showing intense volcanic activity

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said Wednesday Mayon Volcano in eastern Philippine province of Albay has exhibited intense activity based on its 24-hour observation.

Thai police hunt 'prime suspect' in murder of British pair

Thai police on Wednesday identified a man caught on security camera as the "prime suspect" in the murder of two British tourists on a resort island, as detectives raised hopes that a post-mortem examination would yield valuable clues.

DiCaprio named UN messenger of peace

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio on Tuesday was named United Nations' messenger of peace with a special focus on climate change, Xinhua news agency reported.

Floating bodies, shallow graves in flood-hit Kashmir

Parminder Singh carefully lifted one of the bloated bodies from his boat as he described the horrors confronting Indian Kashmir residents after the worst floods in a century.

Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiraling out of control'

President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and "spiraling out of control," threatening hundreds of thousands of people.

'No' narrowly leads as Scotland campaign enters final day

New opinion polls indicated Scotland could narrowly reject independence as the rival campaigns battled into Wednesday, the final day before a historic vote that could split the United Kingdom.

Leaders pledge powers in final push before Scottish vote

The leaders of Britain's three main parties on Tuesday issued a joint pledge to give the Scottish parliament more powers if voters reject independence, in a final drive to stop the United Kingdom from splitting.

Thai woman perishes after leap into crocodile pond: police

A 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok's outskirts, police told AFP Tuesday.

Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India to counter violence

The Dalai Lama will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the world's biggest democracy, an aide said Tuesday.