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The family of deceased Taliban leader Mullah Omar has refused to pledge allegiance to his successor, calling on religious scholars to settle a growing rift within insurgent ranks over the power transition.
KUALA LUMPUR - Reuters
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said on August 3 the disputed South China Sea should not be discussed at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
KABUL - Agence France-Presse
The Taliban announced Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader July 31, marking a historic power transition for the militant movement that has waged a 14-year insurgency in Afghanistan.
YANGON - Reuters
A death toll of 27 from flooding across Myanmar was expected to rise as rescue workers struggled on August 3 to reach some of the hardest-hit and most remote inundated areas, officials said.
The Taliban on July 30 confirmed the death of their leader Mullah Omar but gave no word about who would take charge of the movement still waging a bloody insurgency in Afghanistan
KATHMANDU - Agence France-Presse
Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality.
KUALA LUMPUR - Agence France-Presse
Plane wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island is "very likely to be from a Boeing 777", Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on July 30, as speculation mounted that it could be debris from missing flight MH370
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
Tokyo on August 3 described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as "deeply regrettable", in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower group WikiLeaks.
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant faced a fresh lawsuit July 29 from the family of a 102-year-old man who killed himself because he was depressed at having to leave his home
The master recording of Emperor Hirohito's speech announcing Japan's World War II surrender has been brought back to life in digital form ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war
The Afghan government is investigating reports of the death of Taliban supremo Mullah Omar, a presidential spokesman said on July 29, amid frenzied speculation about the rumoured demise of the reclusive warrior-cleric.
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