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Friday November 15, 2013
Sri Lankan diplomat says rights criticism a 'proxy propaganda war'
Sri Lanka's high commissioner to Britain has blamed criticism of his country's human rights record on a "proxy propaganda war" being carried out by those who funded the nation's "terrorist conflict."
Saturday August 31, 2013
N. Korea rescinds invitation to U.S. envoy over American prisoner
North Korea has rescinded an invitation for a U.S. envoy to visit North Korea and try to secure the release of a detained American.
Saturday August 31, 2013
Delhi gang rape: Teenager found guilty
A teenager has been found guilty of taking part in the fatal gang rape of a woman on a Delhi bus last year.
Saturday August 31, 2013
Chinese wary of US acting as 'policeman' in Syria
The looming threat of U.S. air strikes in Syria has shone a light on pervasive Chinese fears that the U.S. will act alone and without international consensus in a key region of the world.
Saturday August 31, 2013
India's GDP shows continuing slowdown
India's economy continues to slowdown according to the latest government figures.
Saturday August 31, 2013
UN's Navi Pillay attacks Sri Lanka human rights record
UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has sharply criticised the government of Sri Lanka, at the end of a week-long visit.
Friday May 31, 2013
India's economic growth at slowest rate in a decade
India's economy grew at its slowest pace in a decade during the 2012-13 financial year, figures show.
Friday May 31, 2013
Japan consumer prices fall 0.4% in April
Japan's consumer prices fell by 0.4% year-on-year in April, the sixth straight month of declines.
Friday May 31, 2013
Garment workers, police clash in Cambodia
More than 20 striking garment workers were injured this week, including two pregnant women, during clashes with police outside a factory in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, a labor leader said.
Friday May 31, 2013
Burma reaches deal with ethnic Kachin rebels
The Burmese government and ethnic rebels from the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) have reached a seven-point deal.
Friday May 31, 2013
Bangkok ranked world's top travel spot
Bangkok has edged out London as the world's most popular air travel destination, becoming the first Asian city to earn the distinction, according to a ranking by the MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities.
Friday April 5, 2013
Embassies face decisions as tensions rise in North Korea
Foreign diplomatic missions in North Korea face an ominous decision after Pyongyang said it could not guarantee the safety of embassies and international organizations in the event of armed conflict.
Friday April 5, 2013
Shanghai closes poultry markets over bird flu
Chinese officials in the city of Shanghai have ordered the temporary closure of its poultry markets due to the H7N9 bird flu outbreak.
Friday April 5, 2013
US to return Okinawa air base area to Japan
Japan and the US have agreed plans to return land near the Kadena US air base on Okinawa to Japan.
Friday April 5, 2013
Burma Buddhist and Muslim detainees in deadly Indonesia clash
Eight men have died at a detention centre in Indonesia after fighting broke out between Buddhist and Muslim detainees from Burma, police say.
Friday April 5, 2013
Japan's Nikkei tops 13,000 for first time since 2008
Japan's stock market has hit its highest level in almost five years, after a central bank stimulus plan raised hope of economic revival.
Wednesday March 27, 2013
N. Korea claims long-range missiles aimed at bases on U.S. mainland, Hawaii
North Korea's military warned Tuesday that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the latest in a string of bellicose threats aimed at South Korea and the United States.
Wednesday March 27, 2013
Myanmar imposes more curfews to try to prevent attacks on Muslims
As sectarian tensions continue to boil in central Myanmar, authorities have imposed curfews in more towns in an attempt to stop groups of Buddhists from setting fire to mosques and Muslims' homes.
Wednesday March 27, 2013
China media: Vietnam row
State media back Beijing's stance that it took "legitimate" actions against a Vietnamese boat fishing "illegally" in the South China Sea, and do not confirm Hanoi's complaints that the boat was set ablaze.
Wednesday March 27, 2013
BBC suspends Sri Lanka broadcasts due to 'interference'
The BBC is to stop providing radio news to Sri Lanka's state broadcaster because of "continued interruption and interference" in its Tamil programming.
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