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Wednesday March 27, 2013
Cambodia shuts Australian-run orphanage over abuse allegations
An Australian-run orphanage in Cambodia suspected of beating and neglecting the children in its care has been shut down by local authorities.
Monday March 18, 2013
China says it's attempting to bridge rich-poor divide, promises "great renaissance"
The new President of China has closed the annual session of Parliament. He's promising what he calls a "great renaissance of the Chinese nation."
Monday March 18, 2013
North Korea gets warning over nuclear threats from top Pentagon official, who also reassures Seoul
A senior U.S. military official visiting Seoul is sending a message to both Koreas: warning Pyongyang over recent threats and reassuring South Korea that military backing won't be hurt by a U.S. budget debate.
Monday March 18, 2013
Designers at Japan Fashion Week target growing Asian market
From a phoenix-themed collection by a Japanese designer who has clothed Lady Gaga to touches of traditional Mongolian decorations, designers showing at Japan Fashion Week set their sights firmly on Asia and its huge market.
Monday March 18, 2013
6 men arrested in gang rape of Swiss tourist in India
Six men have been arrested following the gang-rape and robbery of a Swiss tourist in central India and are due to appear in court Monday, police officials said.
Monday March 18, 2013
Myanmar president welcomes closer Australia ties
Myanmar President Thein Sein welcomed closer ties with Australia on Monday as he asked for continued support through his country's transition to "peace, democracy and prosperity," a mission that he said "has no parallel in modern times."
Monday March 11, 2013
North Korea declares 1953 armistice invalid
The North Korean army has declared invalid the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, the official newspaper of the country's ruling Workers' Party said Monday.
Monday March 11, 2013
U.S., South Korea begin military exercises as North ends armistice
A new joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States began Monday amid heightened tensions across the region.
Monday March 11, 2013
India rape suspect found dead in jail cell. Police say suicide; parents allege murder
One of the men accused of gang raping and fatally beating a woman on a New Delhi bus was found dead in his jail cell Monday.
Monday March 11, 2013
AirAsia expands in Philippines, buys into Zest Air
AirAsia, the region's largest budget carrier, has expanded its foothold in the Philippines by acquiring 49 percent of local budget carrier Zest Airways Inc.
Monday March 11, 2013
China fishes over 2,000 dead pigs from Shanghai river
Workers in China are continuing to collect dead pigs from a river near Shanghai, with more than 2,000 carcasses reportedly recovered so far.
Monday March 4, 2013
South Korea's President Park warns over deadlock
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has warned that the country is facing "unprecedented" political deadlock which is hampering economic progress.
Monday March 4, 2013
China executes drug gang over Mekong river massacre
Four men convicted of murdering 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai in 2011 were executed in China Friday, state media reported.
Monday March 4, 2013
India minister Narendra Modi's US speech cancelled
A planned speech at a top US university by the controversial chief minister of India's Gujarat state, Narendra Modi, has been cancelled after protests by teachers and students.
Monday March 4, 2013
Philippines urges tolerance as Malaysia rushes troops to Sabah
The Philippine foreign secretary flew to Malaysia on Monday to urge "maximum tolerance" as Kuala Lumpur rushed thousands more troops to hunt down armed Filipinos who killed eight police in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah.
Monday March 4, 2013
Amid clashes, Bangladesh enters 2nd day of strike
Bangladesh on Monday entered the second day of a strike amid clashes between protesters and security forces that have killed dozens of people after an Islamist party leader was sentenced to death last week for war crimes.
Tuesday February 26, 2013
World powers restart nuclear talks with Iran after 8-month break
Talks began Tuesday between six world powers and Iran over its controversial nuclear program for the first time in nearly eight months.
Tuesday February 26, 2013
Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea's first female president
Park Geun-hye made history Monday by becoming South Korea's first female president, pledging to secure South Korea against the threat of an increasingly hostile North Korea at the same time as mending bridges with Pyongyang.
Tuesday February 26, 2013
US sailors admit Okinawa rape
Two US sailors have pleaded guilty to the rape of a Japanese woman in Okinawa, in a case that led to a curfew for all US troops in Japan.
Tuesday February 26, 2013
Philippines law gives compensation to Marcos victims
The Philippine president has signed a law to give compensation to victims of the country's former leader, Ferdinand Marcos.
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