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N.Korea lifters prove big hit at S.Korea Asian Games

N.Korea lifters prove big hit at S.Korea Asian Games
The exuberant antics of North Korea's record-breaking weightlifters are causing a stir at the Asian Games as they are cheered on by pro-unification supporters with the police turning up en masse.

Indian Olympic champ to quit full-time shooting after Asian Games

Indian Olympic champ to quit full-time shooting after Asian Games
India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra plans to leave full-time shooting after competing in his favourite 10m air rifle event in the Asian Games on Tuesday.

China's women romp to Asian Games gymnastics team gold

China's women romp to Asian Games gymnastics team gold
China's women gymnasts delivered a performance of ruthless elegance to storm to a crushing victory in the Asian Games team event Monday, as North Korea pipped Japan to silver.

Asian Games 'Medal Ceremony Girls' join beauty battle

Asian Games 'Medal Ceremony Girls' join beauty battle
North Korea has its "Army of Beauties", but the rival South is fighting back at the Asian Games with its "Medal Ceremony Girls".

Injury blow to China's Sun hits Asian Games

Injury blow to China's Sun hits Asian Games
Injury concerns over Chinese swimming star Sun Yang cast a shadow over the Asian Games on Monday as China snapped up six golds to move clear of South Korea on the medals table.

China's Sun to miss Asian Games relay with sore thumb

China's Sun to miss Asian Games relay with sore thumb
China's double Olympic champion Sun Yang will skip the Asian Games 4x200 metres freestyle relay on Monday after hurting his thumb in the individual event, Chinese media reported.

Pakistan squash star raises voice for equality at Asian Games

Pakistan squash star raises voice for equality at Asian Games
As a child Maria Toorpakay Wazir had to dress as a boy to be able to play sport in Pakistan and now as the country's number one women's squash player she says there is still too much resistance.

China shoot to world record after DQ drama

China shoot to world record after DQ drama
China's women set a world record in the Asian Games' 10m air rifle team event Monday after one of their shooters was disqualified but then reinstated following a heated appeal.

Bainimarama sworn in as Fiji's Prime Minister

Bainimarama sworn in as Fiji's Prime Minister
Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama was sworn in as Fiji's new prime minister on Monday, five days after the South Pacific nation held its first general election since 2006.

Taiwan begins clear-up in aftermath of tropical storm

Taiwan begins clear-up in aftermath of tropical storm
Taiwanese authorities on Monday started clearing the damage from tropical storm Fung-Wong that pounded the island with torrential downpours and powerful winds over the weekend leaving one dead and four injured.

PM promises jail for returning Australian jihadists

PM promises jail for returning Australian jihadists
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremists in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home as the government tightens counter-terrorism laws.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China: reports

Tibetan man self-immolates in China: reports
A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in northwest China, overseas media and a campaign group reported on Monday, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years against Beijing's control.

Australian ex-PM Howard 'embarrassed' by 2003 Iraq war dossier

Australian ex-PM Howard 'embarrassed' by 2003 Iraq war dossier
Former Australian leader John Howard has said he was embarrassed that the US intelligence on weapons of mass destruction he used to send troops to Iraq in 2003 proved to be unfounded.

Vietnam debates sex work: 'social evil' or legitmate job?

Vietnam debates sex work: 'social evil' or legitmate job?
For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced "rehabilitation", but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world's oldest profession.

Wallabies seek new momentum against Boks

Wallabies seek new momentum against Boks
The Wallabies left Monday for South Africa aiming to regain momentum and end a 22-year losing run against the Springboks in Cape Town this weekend.

Japan's Hagino takes it easy at Asian Games

Japan's Hagino takes it easy at Asian Games
Japan's Kosuke Hagino followed his shock 200 metres freestyle gold with a leisurely swim in his signature 200m medley heats at the Asian Games on Monday.

Blasts in China's Xinjiang kill two, injure 'many': govt

Blasts in China's Xinjiang kill two, injure 'many': govt
Two people were killed and "many" injured as explosions erupted in multiple locations in China's Xinjiang Sunday, according to authorities in the ethnically divided region that is on edge after a series of violent incidents this year.

Kashmir's famed carpets ruined in $5 bn flood losses

Kashmir's famed carpets ruined in $5 bn flood losses
Caked with mud and soaked in putrid water, Qazi Mohammad Yahya's ruined handmade carpets and Pashmina shawls reflect Indian Kashmir's economic devastation from the region's worst floods in a century.

Qualifiers tour Australia in Cricket World Cup warm-up

Qualifiers tour Australia in Cricket World Cup warm-up
The four qualifiers for the ICC Cricket World Cup -- Afghanistan, Scotland, Ireland and the UAE -- are all in Australia this week in preparation for next year's tournament.

Qualifiers tour Australia in World Cup warm-up

Qualifiers tour Australia in World Cup warm-up
The four qualifiers for the ICC Cricket World Cup -- Afghanistan, Scotland, Ireland and the UAE -- are all in Australia this week in preparation for next year's tournament.

Hur holds on to claim LPGA Yokohama Classic title

Hur holds on to claim LPGA Yokohama Classic title
Hur Mi-Jung fired a six-under par 66 to win the LPGA Yokohama Tire Classic, holding off a final-round charge from world number one Stacy Lewis.

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