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21 May 2013 : WASHINGTON - The US State Department on Monday again designated Myanmar as a country of special concern for its severe violations of religious freedom, as it has since 1999 in an annual global assessment.
21 May 2013 : South Korean soldiers were guilty of abusing women in wartime, Osaka's mayor said in comments reported Tuesday, days after provoking a storm by labelling sex slaves a military necessity.
14 Apr 2013 : Australia's ACT Brumbies are back at the top of rugby's Super 15 after cashing in on defending champions Waikato Chiefs' slip up at home to the Queensland Reds this weekend.
14 Apr 2013 : The Philippines' powerful Catholic Church is to ask Filipinos to vote candidates who support birth control out of office in the May elections, a Church official said Saturday.
14 Apr 2013 : A former graft-buster won the best new performer prize at the Hong Kong Film Awards for a role reprising his corruption-fighting persona in a police thriller, which swept the awards.
14 Apr 2013 : Deposed Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos' son has rejected a recently released US government account that his late father forced military chiefs to parade in drag at a birthday party.
13 Apr 2013 : China and the US, which are embroiled in a bitter dispute over hacking, have agreed to set up a cybersecurity working group, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.
13 Apr 2013 : Teenage sensation Kosuke Hagino set a domestic record of five titles at the Japanese national swimming championships on Saturday.
13 Apr 2013 : Taiwan's Lin Wen-tang held on to his lead in the third round of the Solaire Open in Manila Saturday despite dropping two shots in the last three holes.
13 Apr 2013 : The United States and China will establish a joint working group on climate change, they said Saturday, adding that they have a shared view on the "increasing dangers" of global warming.
13 Apr 2013 : A bomb blast on a bus in Peshawar killed at least nine people on Saturday, officials said, in the latest attack to hit Pakistan's troubled northwest ahead of historic polls next month.
13 Apr 2013 : Wonder mare Black Caviar powered away to win her 25th consecutive race and set a new Australian record for Group One wins at Sydney's Randwick racecourse on Saturday.