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A Japanese man aged 111 years old has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man.
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Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan has visited Indonesia as both nations confront the emerging threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Two Nigerians have been sent to Hanoi's Tropical Diseases Hospital for isolation on suspicion of being infected with Ebola.
A volcano on a remote Japanese island is spewing so much lava every day that it could cause a tsunami if the slopes collapse into the sea, scientists say.
The remains of 28 Malaysian victims of doomed flight MH17 will be flown home this week, the government says.
A Malaysian fishmonger has been charged with the murder of two British medical students, who were stabbed to death after an argument in Sarawak state.
Radicalised Malaysians had plotted a wave of bombings, inspired by the jihadist group in Iraq, police say, following the arrest of 19 people.

UN anti-drug conference in Yangon

The large-scale production of methamphetamines in China, Myanmar and other countries poses challenges to lawmakers and police.
Up to 200 Australian couples with babies recently born to Thai surrogate mothers will face a lengthy court process to gain official clearance.

Hello Kitty on space mission

A Hello Kitty figure is now circling the Earth aboard a small satellite equipped with a digital message board, part of Japanese government-funded project.
The co-organiser of a nudist sports festival in Malaysia has apologised for the "naturist event" in an open letter to the government of Penang state.

Nepal flood toll hits 101

101 people have died and more than 136 are missing after flooding in Nepal as authorities fear an outbreak of disease.
South Korea and the United States have launched their annual military drill, despite condemnation by North Korea which has threatened a "merciless" retaliatory...
Ten foreign tourists and five locals are missing after a tour boat sank in eastern Indonesia. Ten others have been rescued.
At least 10 foreign tourists are missing after a boat sank off the coast of eastern Indonesia, officials say.

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