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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.
 
 
Wednesday December 19, 2012
World Bank raises China growth forecast
The World Bank has raised its growth forecast for China, saying stimulus measures and approval of infrastructure projects will help boost growth.
 
 
Wednesday December 19, 2012
South Korea may be close to electing first female president
The daughter of South Korea's former military ruler appeared to be leading in Wednesday's presidential vote, putting her on track to become the country's first woman head of state, although her narrow advantage meant the race was set to go to the wire.
 
 
Wednesday December 19, 2012
Corruption, tax evasion have cost developing world $6 trillion - report
Crime, corruption and tax evasion have cost the developing world nearly $6 trillion over the past decade, and illicit funds keep growing, led by China, a financial watchdog group said in a new report.
 
 
Wednesday December 19, 2012
Conservatives sweep to power in faltering Japan
Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) surged back to power in an election on Sunday just three years after a devastating defeat, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe.
 
 
Wednesday December 19, 2012
North Korea satellite 'tumbling in space'
North Korea appears to be struggling to control a satellite it put into orbit last week, a space expert has said.
 
 
Wednesday December 5, 2012
Russia, China press N. Korea to scuttle planned rocket launch
Russia and China urged North Korea on Monday not to go ahead with a plan for its second rocket launch of 2012, with Moscow saying the launch would violate restrictions imposed by the U.N. Security Council.
 
 
Wednesday December 5, 2012
Singapore Airlines in talks to sell Virgin stake
Singapore Airlines said Monday it is in talks to sell its stake in Virgin Atlantic, a move that could shake up air travel in Asia and Europe.
 
 
Wednesday December 5, 2012
Indian Olympic Association suspended by IOC
The International Olympic Committee has suspended India's Olympic Association over an election for planning to stage an election that was to be contested by just one official who had been accused of corruption.
 
 
Wednesday December 5, 2012
Burma camp for Rohingyas 'dire' - Valerie Amos
The UN's top humanitarian official has said conditions for displaced Burmese Muslim Rohingyas are "dire", and called on Burma to improve them.
 
 
Wednesday December 5, 2012
Nepal girls in mass Hindu Kanya Puja prayer ceremony
More than 11,000 girls have taken part in a mass Hindu prayer ceremony in western Nepal, which organisers say is one of the biggest of its kind ever to be held in the country.
 
 
Friday November 30, 2012
Asean chief Surin Pitsuwan warns on China's ship patrol plan
The head of Asean has said China's plan to board ships in disputed areas of the South China Sea could escalate tensions.
 
 
Friday November 30, 2012
Putin back trouble played down as Japan delays visit
The Kremlin has played down a decision by Japan's prime minister to put off a visit to Russia amid speculation about President Vladimir Putin's health.
 
 
Friday November 30, 2012
India's economic growth rate slows to 5.3%
India's growth rate slowed in the July to September quarter, putting pressure on the government to implement more reforms and ease monetary policy.
 
 
Friday November 30, 2012
'People will die': Muslims face expulsion from western Myanmar
The Buddhist monastery on the edge of this seaside town is a picture of tranquillity, with novice monks in saffron robes finding shade under a towering tree and their teacher, U Nyarna, greeting a visitor in a sunlit prayer room...
 
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