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13 Dec 2013 : TOKYO - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said Friday that teachers of English at junior high schools across Japan will give lessons to students in English, not Japanese, from the 2020 school year which will start on April 1 that year.
13 Dec 2013 : SINGAPORE - Rights activists and opposition politicians on Friday slammed an alcohol ban imposed by the Singapore government in an district hit by rioting last weekend.
06 Nov 2013 : PHNOM PENH - A fire in a Phnom Penh night club caused by poor electrical installations killed three people on Wednesday morning.
06 Nov 2013 : A series of bombs packed with ball bearings exploded outside a provincial headquarters of China's ruling Communist Party on Wednesday, killing at least one person days after a fiery attack in Tiananmen Square.
06 Nov 2013 : Chad Le Clos famously out-touched Michael Phelps to win Olympic butterfly gold and he said he now wants the great American's world records after setting a new shortcourse mark in Singapore.
06 Nov 2013 : KUALA LUMPUR - Karex Berhad, the world's top condom producer which has one manufacturing plant in Thailand, surged more than 30% in its trading debut Wednesday on Malaysia's stock exchange, following a 125 million ringgit (1.22 billion baht) initial public offering to bolster its market share.
06 Nov 2013 : A major Japanese credit company said Wednesday it had lent money to yakuza gangsters in a widening scandal that is sweeping through the country's banking system.
06 Nov 2013 : Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to monitor marine pollution near Fukushima as China demanded Japan provide "accurate" information on how it is handling the crisis.
06 Nov 2013 : David Hicks, once dubbed the "Aussie Taliban" after being captured in Afghanistan and spending more than five years at Guantanamo Bay, vowed to clear his name Wednesday after filing an appeal against his conviction.
06 Nov 2013 : With deals from London to Singapore, China is seeking a greater role for its yuan currency in global markets to challenge the hegemony of the almighty dollar.
06 Nov 2013 : A series of bombs packed with ball-bearings exploded outside a provincial headquarters of China's ruling Communist Party on Wednesday, police and reports said, killing at least one person.
06 Nov 2013 : Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has denied a rift with strategic ally Indonesia over spying allegations as she left Wednesday for the Bali Democracy Forum.