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24 April 2014 Last updated at 08:55 ET

Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following a bilateral press conference at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on 24 April 2014

US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.


An ambulance carrying victims of the shooting leaves through the gate of the Cure hospital in Kabul US medics killed in Kabul attack

Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

Flowers are seen on the desks of students killed in the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, at a classroom of Danwon high school in Ansan on 23 April 2014Korea ferry disaster school reopens

The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.

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Was India's PM Manmohan Singh undermined by own party?

India PM's Manmohan Singh's authority was curbed by his own party, claims a new book by a former aide

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