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    7-Eleven starts duty-free service

    Kyodo News, Published on 02/12/2014

    » Seven-Eleven Japan Co. on Monday started exempting foreign visitors from paying consumption tax at two of its shops, becoming the first convenience store operator in Japan to launch the service to attract more foreign travellers.

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    Myanmar keeps anti-Suu Kyi law

    Kyodo News, Published on 23/10/2014

    » Nay Pyi Daw - Myanmar's joint house committee on constitutional amendment recommended in a report presented to parliament that a clause be maintained in the charter effectively barring opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for presidency.

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    Teen gets 13yrs for killing classmate

    Kyodo News, Published on 24/10/2014

    » TOKYO - A 18-year-old girl was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday for robbing and killing a 16-year-old female classmate with six accomplices in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, in June last year.

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    Japanese swim star denies theft

    Kyodo News, Published on 05/11/2014

    » TOKYO - Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita, who was summarily indicted for allegedly stealing a camera at September's Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, said Wednesday that someone else placed the camera in his bag at the Asian Games swimming venue.

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    US tightens visa-free scrutiny

    Kyodo News, Published on 04/11/2014

    » WASHINGTON - The United States on Monday began more careful screening of visa-free travellers, including those from Asia, in a bid to prevent entry of terrorists connected with Islamic State militants.

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    Republican win raises TPP hopes

    Kyodo News, Published on 05/11/2014

    » The Republicans' victory in the US midterm elections raises hope for progress in protracted talks with Japan under a Pacific free trade initiative, according to US-based analysts.

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    Apec ministers ready trade roadmap

    Kyodo News, Published on 07/11/2014

    » Ministers of 21 Asia-Pacific countries are set to discuss ways to boost regional integration and adopt a road map toward the creation of a new free trade area at a two-day meeting in Beijing starting today in the run-up to a summit next week.

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    East Asia Summit to warn on IS threat

    Kyodo News, Published on 10/11/2014

    » East Asia leaders set to gather this week in Myanmar's capital will issue a joint statement warning that Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria pose not only a threat to the region but the world as a whole, diplomatic sources said Monday.

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    3 arrested in Khmer journalist's murder

    Kyodo News, Published on 13/10/2014

    » Cambodian police have arrested three men in connection with the murder over the weekend of a Cambodian journalist investigating illegal logging in the country's northeast, a local police chief said Monday.

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    Malaysia wins Security Council seat

    Kyodo News, Published on 17/10/2014

    » Malaysia joined New Zealand, Angola, Spain and Venezuela as the newest non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday after being elected by the General Assembly to begin their terms next year.

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