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12 Dec 2013 : Myanmar set its sights on the ambitious target of 100 gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games on Thursday after stunning guests with a lavish opening ceremony.
12 Dec 2013 : Bangladesh's highest court upheld the death penalty for a top Islamist leader convicted of war crimes, just two days after he was given a dramatic last-minute reprieve from execution.
08 Dec 2013 : A stunning performance by an upstart anti-corruption party helped topple India's ruling Congress in elections to New Delhi's state assembly Sunday, only months before the country goes to the polls.
08 Dec 2013 : Akeed Mofeed swept to victory in the 2,000-metre Hong Kong Cup on Sunday -- the most prestigious event at the Longines Hong Kong International Races, one of the world's richest race meetings.
08 Dec 2013 : A month after one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded hit the Philippines, masses of survivors are living amid rubble in rebuilt shanty homes and experts say reconstructing destroyed communities will take years.
08 Dec 2013 : The UN mission in Afghanistan on Sunday criticised authorities for poor implementation of a landmark law to protect women, 12 years after the repressive Taliban regime was ousted from power.
08 Dec 2013 : When Peter Clarke's family wanted to seek justice over what they described as his "appalling and inexcusable" treatment in custody, they turned to a tiny campaign group working tirelessly for indigenous Australians.
08 Dec 2013 : Philippine policemen taking part in relief operations after Super Typhoon Haiyan have been banned from posting "selfies" taken in the disaster zone, a police official said Sunday.
08 Dec 2013 : India's ruling Congress party suffered an electoral humiliation Sunday at the hands of the main opposition and an anti-corruption movement, in the last major test before next year's national polls.
08 Dec 2013 : Worried by US spying revelations, India has begun drawing up a new email policy to help secure government communications, but the man responsible for drafting the rules still regularly uses Hotmail.
08 Dec 2013 : South Korea Sunday declared an expanded air defence zone that overlaps with one announced by China and covers a submerged rock disputed by the two countries, as tensions rise over competing territorial claims.
08 Dec 2013 : Activists accused the United States on Sunday of trying to railroad a new Pacific trade pact with 11 partners as their trade ministers entered a second day of secretive talks.