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Afghans in Pakistan for talks with Taliban
Afghan officials are in Pakistan for peace negotiations with the Taliban, as part of a fresh effort to end their 13-year insurgency.

Sri Lanka arrests top judge over sex crime
A Sri Lankan Supreme Court judge has been arrested over an alleged sexual assault, the first time a judge from the top court has even been detained.

Taliban launches twin attacks in Kabul
One person is dead and five wounded after twin attacks by the Taliban on major targets in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Turkish plane diverts over bomb threat
A bomb threat written in lipstick on a toilet mirror has forced a Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok to Istanbul to make an emergency landing in India.

Japan stocks recover but Shanghai drops
Most Asian stocks have recovered from Monday's losses with the exception of Chinese shares.

Thai paralysed after collision with Aussie
A member of the Australian embassy in Thailand has allegedly offered $400 to the family of a man paralysed in a collision with his superbike.

Samsung treasury stocks sale can proceed
A bid by a hedge fund to have construction firm Samsung C&T 's sale of treasury stocks blocked is rejected by a South Korean court.

Gay couple sue for recognition in S Korea
South Korean movie director Kim Jho Gwang-Soo is suing officials for refusing to recognise his same-sex marriage.

Laser pointer threat near Bali airport
There are concerns the sale of laser pointers on a beach near the airport in Bali could put the safety of air passengers and crew at risk.

Samsung flags 4.2% drop in Q2 profit
Samsung Electronics is predicting operating profit of around 6.9 trillion won for the April-June period, down 4.2 per cent from a year earlier.

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video freed
A Singaporean teenager has been freed after being given a backdated jail sentence for a YouTube video comparing former premier Lee Kuan Yew to Jesus.

Two killers jailed in Bali expat murder
Two men who fled Bali after murdering Australian businessman Robert Ellis have been found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to 15 years' jail.

How Robert Ellis' killers were punished
Two men jailed for the murder of an Australian businessman in Bali are angry after getting heavier sentences than the victim's wealthy wife.

Asia markets slip on Greece vote
Asian markets have headed south on the uncertainty in Europe following the 'No' vote in Greece on further austerity measures.

Aussie to assist Bali girl murder case
An Australian man who responded to a campaign for a missing Bali girl will help police with their investigation into her adopted family.

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