The target China should have set

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The target China should have set

China’s decision to lower its annual GDP growth target to “around 7 percent” -- the lowest level in 15 years -- is understandably dominating headlines this morning in Asia. The figure matters hugely to global markets, commodity-producing nations addicted to Chinese demand and not least, the tens of thousands of mainland officials whose jobs and promotion prospects depend on meeting the numbers set by the central government.

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US pledges $10 million for landmine clearance in Vietnam

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US pledges $10 million for landmine clearance in Vietnam

Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Vietnam's technician Daniel Dobb (R) shows an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) detector to US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller (L) during a field trip in Quang Tri Province on March 2, 2015. Photo credit: Reuters

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Billionaire Paul Allen and team find sunken Japanese warship off Philippines

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A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds a sunken Japanese World War 2 warship off the coast of the Philippines.

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Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

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Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening U.S.-Israeli rift.

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Suspected “maternity hotels” raided in California

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Federal agents raid 20 suspected "maternity hotels" that host foreign pregnant women looking to give birth on U.S. soil, with the promise of U.S. citizenship for their children.

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School meals sicken 64 primary students in Ho Chi Minh City

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School meals sicken 64 primary students in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City doctors on Wednesday said 64 students fell ill after eating their lunches and afternoon snacks at a primary school.

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Snowden says U.S. not offering fair trial if he returns

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Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of mass U.S. surveillance programs, said on Wednesday he is not being offered a fair trial if he returns to the United States.

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Stop weight shaming, calorie counting to encourage healthy eating: study

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Stop weight shaming, calorie counting to encourage healthy eating: study

Traditional strategies for encouraging young people to eat healthily have come under fire in the findings of four US-based research teams.

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Indonesia moves Australians to island for execution

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Indonesia transfers two Australian convicts to an island for execution, a move criticised by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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Israel's Netanyahu says Iran is threat to Israel, world

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens his address to the U.S. Congress by saying Iran and its leaders pose a threat not only to Israel and the Middle East, but also to nations worldwide.

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Boston bombings trial to begin, two years on

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Boston bombings trial to begin, two years on

Boston will revisit the horror of the 2013 Marathon bombings Wednesday when the 21-year-old accused of carrying out the worst attack on US soil since the September 11 strikes goes on trial.

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'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt, focus on brother

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Lawyer for accused Boston Marathon bomber said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev bore responsibility for the attacks with a blunt admission: "It was him."

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China lowers annual growth target, pledges more reform

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China lowers annual growth target, pledges more reform

China's Premier Li Keqiang said the world's second largest economy would target growth this year of around 7 percent, signaling the lowest expansion for a quarter of a century.

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78 players to compete at HD Bank Cup chess tourney this month

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78 players to compete at HD Bank Cup chess tourney this month

The HD Bank Cup International Open Chess Tournament 2015 will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from March 16-23, with 78 players from 12 countries and territories.

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Supreme Court justices weigh challenge to Obamacare

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The Supreme Court appears divided on ideological lines as it weighs tax subsidies key to the implementation of the Obamacare health law.

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