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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.
 
 
Wednesday February 6, 2013
Singapore plans rare protest as population debate rages
Singapore is to hold a rare anti-government demonstration against plans for a dramatic increase in immigration that would boost the island's population by as much as 30 percent by 2030.
 
 
Wednesday February 6, 2013
Japanese prime minister accuses Chinese navy ship of "dangerous" act
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday described as "dangerous" and "regrettable" the actions of a Chinese navy ship that Tokyo says put a radar-lock on a Japanese vessel last week.
 
 
Wednesday February 6, 2013
Trial begins in New Delhi rape case
The man who was accompanying a New Delhi woman when she was gang-raped in December testified Tuesday as the trial of five men accused of attacking her formally began.
 
 
Wednesday February 6, 2013
India "concerned" by China role in Pakistan port
China's role in operating a strategically important port in Pakistan is a matter of concern for India, its defense minister said on Wednesday, as New Delhi and Beijing jostle for influence in the region.
 
 
Wednesday February 6, 2013
Bangladesh Islamist jailing prompts protests
Police in Bangladesh have clashed with protesters for a second day, after a leader of the main Islamist party was jailed for life for crimes against humanity in the war of independence.
 
 
Thursday January 31, 2013
New York Times 'hit by hackers from China'
Hackers from China have "persistently" infiltrated the New York Times for the last four months, the US paper says.
 
 
Thursday January 31, 2013
Bangladesh strike over war crimes trials sparks clashes
At least two people were killed as violence erupted across Bangladesh during a strike called by the largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami.
 
 
Thursday January 31, 2013
South Koreans cast wary eyes to the North
Kim Jin Young peered through powerful binoculars across the last frontier of the Cold War. He traveled from Seoul by bus, along with dozens of other curious day-trippers, many with their young children, to visit the Odu Mountain public observatory here, which overlooks a heavily-guarded stretch of the border with North Korea. This is the closest many South Koreans ever get to their increasingly ho
 
 
Thursday January 31, 2013
Vietnam deports pro-democracy activist
A pro-democracy activist released from a Vietnamese prison was on his way to his California home after nine months in detention, according to his family.
 
 
Thursday January 31, 2013
Delhi rape: Court says all hospitals 'must treat' victims
A court in Delhi has ordered the city government to tell all hospitals - private and state-run - they must treat victims of rape and road accidents.
 
 
Tuesday January 8, 2013
Gang-rape sparks rage in India
The gang-rape and killing of a New Delhi student has set off an impassioned debate about what India needs to do to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. The country remained in mourning after the 23-year-old physiotherapy student died from her internal wounds in a Singapore hospital.
 
 
Tuesday January 8, 2013
Euro and dollar plunge against the yen; BOJ, ECB eyed
The dollar and euro plunged against the yen on Tuesday as investors booked profits in the aftermath of swift and significant gains, but looser Bank of Japan monetary policy should limit the yen's upside.
 
 
Tuesday January 8, 2013
Japan protests over China ships near disputed islands
Japan has summoned the Chinese ambassador to protest against the presence of government ships in waters around disputed islands.
 
 
Tuesday January 8, 2013
Vietnamese activists accused of subversion go on trial
Fourteen activists have gone on trial in central Vietnam on charges of plotting to overthrow the government.
 
 
Tuesday January 8, 2013
Demonstrations spread in Nepal after rape case
Echoing outrage seen in the streets of Indian cities after a deadly gang-rape in New Delhi, protesters in India's northern neighbor Nepal are also demanding their government take action over violence against women.
 
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