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Afghan presidential rivals set for deal
Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates are due to sign a power-sharing agreement, ending a stand-off over the disputed June 14 election result.

Indonesia names four terror suspects
Indonesia has formally arrested four men, believed to be from China, for allegedly arranging to undergo terrorist training.

India court jails 13 men over gang rape
A village headman is among the 13 Indian men sentenced to 20 years in jail for gang-raping a tribal woman.

Taiwan braces for tropical storm Fung-Wong
After taking five lives in the Philippines, tropical storm Fung-Wong is heading for Taiwan where troops are being readied for its onslaught.

Dalai Lama slams religious killings
The Dalai Lama says the concept of jihad is being misused by extremists and has condemned those who kill in the name of religion.

Disputed Afghan election result imminent
Afghanistan's disputed election result will be announced after an agreement is finalised on a power-sharing deal between the two candidates.

US man 'sought to expose N Korea prisons'
An American man who allegedly ripped up his tourist visa in North Korea and was jailed for six years wanted to expose the situation in the country's jails.

Cambodia cops nab Thai trio with fake cash
Cambodian police say they have arrested three Thai men carrying counterfeit $US100 bills with a face value of $US7.16 million.

Iranian 'Happy' video youth sentenced
Six Iranian men and women taped dancing to Pharrell Williams' Happy and the video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes.

Anchor sacked over 'Eleven Jinping' gaffe
An Indian newsreader has been sacked after mistakenly calling visiting Chinese president Xi Jinping "Eleven Jinping" on air.

Accident leaves 17 dead in Afghanistan
Seventeen people have been killed and 35 injured in a collision involving a bus and a car in Afghanistan.

Asian shares follow Wall St higher
Tokyo climbed 1.58 per cent, or 253.60 points, to close Friday at 16,321.17, its highest since November 2007.

Modi eyes deepening of US ties
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is predicting a deepening of ties with the United States ahead of his landmark trip to Washington.

Flooding shuts down Philippine capital
Flooding has forced at least 50,000 people to flee their homes in and around Manila as heavy rain lashes the Philippines.

Thai general `sorry for bikini comments'
Thailand's military leader has apologised for making insulting comments soon after two young British tourists were found murdered.

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