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Yen's highs hit stocks and dollar
With Japan on holiday, speculators drove the yen through 107.00 per dollar for the first time since October 2014.


Bashed family never to return to Thailand
A British family bashed unconscious in the Thai city of Hua Hin have vowed never return to the country.


Terror plot publicity dismays Pacquiao
Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has criticised Filipino intelligence services for announcing terror group Abu Sayyaf's plan to abduct him.


NKorea sentences man to 10yrs hard labour
A Korean-American national has been sentenced to 10 years hard labour in North Korea on charges of espionage.


Yen hits 18-month high on BOJ decision
The yen is at an 18-month high of 107.075 against the US dollar firming on news the Bank of Japan will hold off expanding monetary stimulus.


Two die in Shanghai airport fire
Two people died and four were injured when insulation material caught fire in an underground area of the Shanghai Hongqiao airport.


UN calls for Aust to lift budget spending
A senior UN economist says budget spending and wages growth are key to Australia's growth outlook, not just rate cuts.


Illegal gold rush hits Indonesia's forest
A large chunk of lush national park in Indonesia has been transformed into a moon-like landscape as illegal miners scramble underground in search of gold.


Illegal gold rush hits Indonesia's forest
A large chunk of lush national park in Indonesia has been transformed into a moon-like landscape as illegal miners scramble underground in search of gold.


China's pharmaceutical minnows thriving
Pharmaceutical tie-ups between 'Big Pharma' and local Chinese minnows has put Beijing in the regional lead as it builds its domestic drug industry.


World News Update, what you need to know
World News Update, what you need to know


Fight goes on after Myuran and Andrew
A year after Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were shot by firing squad in Indonesia, the country is once again flagging further executions.


Two North Korea missile test failures
North Korea has carried out another test-firing of what was thought to be two intermediate-range ballistic missiles.


LG Electronics' 1Q profit soars 96 fold
LG's operating profit jumped 66 per cent to 505 billion won even as sales declined 5 per cent to 13.4 trillion won.


Video shows UK family bashed in Thailand
Thai police have arrested three men and are looking for one more who are said to have savagely attacked a UK family on holiday in the country.


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