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10 Dec 2013 : Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday refused demands by anti-government protesters to resign ahead of upcoming elections, urging them to abandon their "people's revolution".
10 Dec 2013 : Canada signalled intentions to claim the North Pole and surrounding Arctic waters while announcing the filing of a UN application seeking to vastly expand its Atlantic sea boundary.
13 Oct 2013 : Piles of animal bones lie scattered across the table, picked clean and thoughtlessly discarded by diners.
13 Oct 2013 : Seub Nakhasathien Foundation secretary-general Sasin Chalermlarp, 45, made headlines three weeks ago after undertaking an unprecedented long-distance walk to protest against the planned dam in Mae Wong National Park. The journey took him from Nakhon Sawan province to the heart of Bangkok, where he was welcomed by thousands of supporters. Spectrum interviewed him after the mission was completed.
13 Oct 2013 : Sein Thein is a busy man: He works a minimum 10-hour shift with reptiles at Yangon Zoo and is often called in to work on his only day off each week.
13 Oct 2013 : A delivery man unwittingly transporting leaflets on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights could have been arrested in Myanmar not long ago. But this year, for the first time since the end of military rule in 2011, flyers advertising a travelling human rights film festival were freely distributed throughout markets and in the streets of towns across the country.
13 Oct 2013 : The younger expat community is growing in Southeast Asia, attracted by the opportunities on offer in one of the fastest-growing regions in the world. This downward trend in age has also revealed a more prevalent integration of expats into local communities. They have left their welfare states behind and are catapulting into the future with enthusiasm. But what provisions must they make for the financial challenges they will face in the future? A more independent lifestyle also carries with it the responsibility of taking care of their own long-term financial independence.
13 Oct 2013 : Over the previous weeks, we have addressed a number of laws regarding the consumption of alcohol and the use of your motor vehicle. We have also covered many of the penalties that can be imposed upon a drink-driver.
12 Oct 2013 : Thousands of people in Niger protested Saturday against French nuclear firm Areva, which has been mining uranium in the impoverished country for nearly 50 years, one of the organisers said.
12 Oct 2013 : At least 49 people were killed when a truck careened off a cliff in the southeastern Peru province of La Convencion, the local mayor said Saturday.
12 Oct 2013 : Two US citizens were detained Saturday in China as they tried to see a jailed democracy activist to examine reports of failing health, supporters said.
12 Oct 2013 : Corruption threatens to turn Thailand into an investment "black hole" of Asean as it makes doing business in the country far too costly, former Asean secretary-general and Thai foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan has said.