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Lagarde warns Greece over restructuring of debt

    The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Greece that there would be consequences to restructuring its debt after elections where opponents of the country's 240 billion euro bailout lead in the polls. Leftist Syriza, which widened its opinion poll lead over the ruling conservatives ahead of the January 25 vote, says it will cancel

    Garrison Law being violated, alleges lawmaker

      Civic Party lawmaker Kenneth Chan has said that it is a violation of Hong Kong's Garrison Law for the People's Liberation Army to interfere with local affairs by taking part in community organisations. Mr Chan also slammed the Chief Executive, CY Leung, for allowing the organisation to be established. He said it is ridiculous for Hong Kong's

      One killed in central Taiwan shootout

        A vigorous exchange of fire in a city in central Taiwan has left a suspect dead and two others injured. Taichung police officers and the suspect exchanged more than 20 shots at each other, after the man was stopped at the city's airport for not wearing a helmet while driving a motorcycle. The suspect then snatched an officer's gun and fired 12

        Beijing protests Japanese remark on Indian border

          China on Monday lodged a protest with Tokyo after Japanese media quoted Japan's foreign minister as saying that a disputed border region between China and India belonged to India, in the latest source of friction between the two Asian rivals. Japan's foreign ministry played down the issue, saying it could not confirm Japanese Foreign Minister

          Baharain stuns World Cup hosts Qatar

            Sayed Ahmed scored a stunning goal nine minutes from time to give Bahrain a victorious conclusion to their Asian Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Qatar in their final Group C match on Monday. With both teams having lost their first two matches at the tournament, neither could progress to the knockout stages so only pride was at stake as they

            China urged to stop the 'chronic disease tsunami'

              More than 3 million people are dying prematurely each year of chronic non-communicable diseases in China, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, calling on the country to step up efforts "to stop the tsunami of chronic disease". Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - such as lung cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes - accounted

              WeChat's civil rights contest comes under fire

                Tencent Holdings has apologised on Monday for rewarding WeChat app users who sent a message with the English phrase "civil rights" with a screen full of fluttering US flags after coming under fire from some mainland users. The animation was intended to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr Day in the United States, and was only meant to be available

                Iran top their group with a 1-0 win

                  Reza Ghoochannejhad scored in stoppage time to give Iran a heart-thumping 1-0 win over the United Arab Emirates in their decisive Asian Cup Group C encounter on Monday. Introduced as a late substitute, Ghoochannejhad netted the match winner to ensure Iran finished as the Group C winners. Iran's players celebrated like they had won the Asian Cup,
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