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20 Jun 2013 : South Korea's two largest airlines, Korean Air and Asiana, said Thursday they had both decided to ban shark fin from their cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the Asian delicacy.
20 Jun 2013 : BEIJING - Vietnam's president is being feted by China's leaders on an official visit as Beijing continues to shun another rival for South China Sea territory that has challenged its claims on legal grounds, the Philippines.
03 May 2013 : One joint venture group withdrew from contention when the bidding opened on Friday for the government's controversial 350-billion-baht water management megaprojects.
03 May 2013 : Srisaket Sor Rungvisai scored a TKO victory in the eighth round over Yota Sato of Japan on Friday to win the WBC superflyweight title in his home town of Si Sa Ket.
03 May 2013 : Alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators he and his brother had originally planned to commit suicide attacks during Fourth of July celebration, reports said.
03 May 2013 : The Syrian opposition on Friday denounced a "large-scale massacre" by troops and militiamen in a Sunni village in the northwest after a watchdog said at least 50 people, mostly civilians, were killed.
03 May 2013 : Hundreds of workers at Freeport-McMoRan's Indonesian mine returned to work on Friday after a three-day strike over pay, the US firm said, ending the latest bout of industrial action to hit the operation.
03 May 2013 : Two leading Australian rugby chiefs insisted the schedule for the 2015 World Cup was the fairest yet to all nations, saying officials could "no longer tolerate" the lopsided schedules that had blighted recent editions.
03 May 2013 : Chinese police have arrested the head of a kindergarten and her associate over the deaths of two children from a rival school who ate yoghurt injected with rat poison, state media said.
03 May 2013 : Two Indonesians have been detained over a plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, officials said Friday, as radicals rallying in the city called for "jihad in Myanmar" to avenge Muslim deaths.
03 May 2013 : Two teens in eastern China committed suicide after "failing to complete homework assignments", state-run media said, in an extreme case highlighting the immense pressure schoolchildren face.
03 May 2013 : South Korea on Friday withdrew its last remaining workers from a joint industrial zone in North Korea at risk of permanent closure due to soaring military tensions.