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30 Jan 2015 : YANGON - Myanmar police Thursday said they will conduct DNA tests on soldiers and residents in a northern village where two young teachers were murdered in a crime that has sparked widespread public anger.
30 Jan 2015 : TAIPEI - One person was killed and two others were injured Thursday when part of a house caved in at the Taipei set of Hollywood director Martin Scorsese's upcoming film "Silence," officials confirmed.
12 Dec 2014 : HONG KONG - Rush-hour traffic streamed through the heart of Hong Kong for the first time in more than two months Friday after police cleared the city's main pro-democracy protest camp with mass arrests -- but activists vowed that their struggle would go on.
12 Dec 2014 : WASHINGTON - When Yeon-Mi Park was just nine, she and her North Korean village were forced to watch in horror as a friend's mother was publicly executed for the crime of watching illegal DVDs, she says.
12 Dec 2014 : BANGKOK - Two years after Sombath Somphone vanished, the Laotian activist's wife says his abductors enjoy impunity –- an ugly reality across a region where powerful business interests and murky state actors stand accused of routinely "disappearing" opponents.
12 Dec 2014 : SHANGHAI - Japanese gaming giant Sony is to offer its PlayStation consoles in China from January, the company said, following rival Microsoft into the potentially lucrative market after China ended a 14-year ban.
12 Dec 2014 : The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given "psychosexual" training.
12 Dec 2014 : OSLO - Pakistan's teen Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai burst into tears Thursday at the sight of the bloodied school uniform she was wearing the day the Taliban shot her.
12 Dec 2014 : BANGKOK - A senior Thai official Thursday flatly rejected longstanding claims the kingdom hosted a secret CIA prison after the publication of a US Senate report this week reignited controversy over Washington's "black site" network.
11 Dec 2014 : Two Taliban suicide attacks hit Kabul on Thursday, one targeting a play at a French-financed school, killing at least seven people just as NATO forces are due to pull out of Afghanistan.
11 Dec 2014 : NEW DELHI - India plans to decriminalise attempted suicide, raising hopes Thursday for the release of rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years.
11 Dec 2014 : TAIPEI - Taiwanese prosecutors on Thursday indicted eight protesters for attempting to block the motorcade of a senior Chinese official during a landmark visit to the island in June, which sparked furious protests.