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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.
08 Dec 2014 : TOKYO - The original Godzilla is set to stomp through Tokyo again in 2016, a Japanese movie production company said Monday, in what will be the creature's first return to home turf in a decade.
08 Dec 2014 : SHANGHAI - The world's largest container vessel, the CSCL Globe, set off Monday on its maiden voyage to Europe from Shanghai, ship owner China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) said.
08 Dec 2014 : TOKYO - A sex shop owner arrested along with a artist who makes objects shaped like her own vagina has been released from Japanese police custody, lawyers said Monday, after the courts refused to extend her detention.
08 Dec 2014 : NEW DELHI - The Delhi city government said Monday it has banned Uber after a passenger accused one of the online taxi service's drivers of raping her.
08 Dec 2014 : KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia on Monday revoked the passports of a sex blogger and a political activist for criticizing local rulers in social media, a senior immigration official said.
08 Dec 2014 : Opium production in Southeast Asia increased this year, to three times the levels of 2006, a United Nations report said Monday.
08 Dec 2014 : NANYANG (CHINA) - Before their villages were submerged beneath a gargantuan scheme to move water hundreds of kilometres to China's arid north, government officials promised farmers better lives far from their ancestral homes.
08 Dec 2014 : A court in China condemned eight people to death Monday for two deadly attacks in the violence-torn region of Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, state media said.
08 Dec 2014 : A typhoon that struck the Philippines over the weekend has claimed at least 21 lives, the Philippine Red Cross said Monday.
08 Dec 2014 : SYDNEY - A pod of six sperm whales washed up dead Monday in a rare mass stranding on the South Australia coast, with animal welfare officials struggling over the logistics of handling the huge carcasses.