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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.
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.
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