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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.
Tuesday February 26, 2013
Shanghai police probe 'toxic' school uniforms
Shanghai police have begun an investigation into a clothing firm after toxic dye was found in school uniforms, state media reports.
Tuesday February 19, 2013
North Korea threatens South with "final destruction"
GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea threatened South Korea with "final destruction" during a debate at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, saying it could take further steps after a nuclear test last week.
Tuesday February 19, 2013
China military unit 'behind prolific hacking'
A secretive branch of China's military is probably one of the world's "most prolific cyber espionage groups", a US cyber security firm has said.
Tuesday February 19, 2013
Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail link planned
Singapore and Malaysia have announced plans for a high-speed rail link, with a target completion date of 2020.
Tuesday February 19, 2013
Filipinos' standoff in Borneo linked to peace deal with Muslim rebels
The peculiar standoff on Borneo between Malaysian security forces and a group of men from the southern Philippines has its roots in a recent landmark peace deal between Manila and Muslim rebels, according to an expert on the region.
Tuesday February 19, 2013
Gang rape victim fights back for girls' education
After Mukhtar Mai was gang raped on the orders of a tribal court in Pakistan in 2002, local tradition dictated she was expected to commit suicide.
Monday February 11, 2013
Chinese Year of Snake celebrations in Asia
Millions of people are celebrating Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, the most important annual holiday in much of Asia.
Monday February 11, 2013
Indonesian police probe 'baby-smuggling ring'
Police in Indonesia say they are investigating a suspected baby-smuggling ring that is thought to have taken some infants to Singapore and sold them on to third countries.
Monday February 11, 2013
No New Year celebrations for Tibetans in centre of unrest
Tibetans in a northwest part of China which has been a focus of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule marked a low-key lunar New Year on Monday, with many saying celebrations were inappropriate while the burnings continued.
Monday February 11, 2013
Foreign doctors killed in north-eastern Nigeria
Three North Korean doctors have been killed in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Yobe, officials say.
Monday February 11, 2013
India executes parliament attack planner
India Saturday executed a man convicted of plotting a militant raid on the nation's parliament in 2001.
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