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  • Eleven countries negotiating a free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region will continue talks on Saturday on Japan's bid to join the negotiations and related issues, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Trade Representative's office said.

     

  • Eleven countries negotiating a proposed free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific appear to be on the verge of formally inviting Japan into the talks, diplomatic and industry sources said on Thursday.

     

  • A U.S. Supreme Court decision to limit the sweep of a 1789 law used to fight human rights abuses worldwide left a window slightly ajar for victims to sue companies, especially U.S. companies, accused of aiding such abuses.

     

  • An international business group is urging World Trade Organization members to strike a deal to simplify global customs procedures at a trade ministers meeting in Bali in December to prove the WTO is still a force for trade liberalization.

     

  • Heated line-call disputes in badminton will soon become a thing of the past after the sport opted to embrace instant review system by trialling the technology at next month's Sudirman Cup in Malaysia.

     

  • As Southeast Asian money floods into English football while local leagues are left to rot, the proposed ASEAN Super League (ASL) might just offer those investors a viable alternative and put a stop to the financial drain from the region.

     

  • A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 was recorded off the remote northern coast of Papua New Guinea at a depth of about 8 km (5 miles) on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

     

  • A Filipino Islamist militant leader, who has a $5 million American bounty on his head, was wounded but managed to escape in an army offensive that killed eight rebels in the southern Philippines, a military official said on Tuesday.

     

  • Soccer's inaugural ASEAN Super League will kick off in 2015 with eight franchise clubs competing in a relegation-free division with a playoff system to determine the winner, organisers told Reuters on Tuesday.

     

  • The World Bank on Monday scaled back slightly its 2013 growth forecasts for emerging East Asia and warned about possible over-heating in the region's larger economies, but the global lender said the Bank of Japan's sweeping monetary expansion should provide a fillip to developing countries.

     

  • The World Bank on Monday scaled back slightly its 2013 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and warned about possible over-heating in the region's larger economies that could stoke inflation and asset bubbles.

     

  • The World Bank on Monday lowered its 2013 economic growth forecasts for China and Indonesia but raised its estimate for Malaysia and Thailand in its latest East Asia and Pacific Economic Update report.

     

  • The pilot whose Indonesian jet slumped into the sea while trying to land in Bali has described how he felt it "dragged" down by wind while he struggled to regain control, a person familiar with the matter said.

     

  • The pilot whose Indonesian jet slumped into the sea while trying to land in Bali has described how he felt it "dragged" down by wind while he struggled to regain control, a person familiar with the matter said.

     

  • A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 46 miles (74 km) west of Bougainville island in Papua New Guinea on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of damage.

     

  • A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 46 miles west of Bougainville island in Papua New Guinea on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of damage.

     

  • An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude struck 46 miles west of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

     

  • All 108 passengers and crew miraculously survived when a Lion Air Boeing 737 missed the runway on the balmy Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and landed in the sea.

     

  • A Lion Air passenger jet overshot the runway on landing on the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday and landed in water and all passengers survived, media and the company said.

     

  • All 108 passengers and crew survived when a Lion Air Boeing 737 missed the runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and landed in shallow water, an airline spokesman and government officials said.

     

  • All 108 passengers and crew miraculously survived when a Lion Air Boeing 737 missed the runway on the balmy Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and landed in the sea.

     

  • The field of candidates to lead the World Trade Organization shrank to five on Thursday and narrowed the race to two regions, triggering a potential scramble for Africa's support after the first of three rounds of competition.

     

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