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19 Dec 2013 : PYONGYANG - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Thursday to help train the national team and renew his friendship with the North's young leader, Kim Jong Un, a visit unaffected by the recent execution of Kim's uncle in a dramatic political purge.
19 Dec 2013 : Hong Kong's cricketers made history by qualifying for next year's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, but when the news reached the city's Chinese population, it was greeted with a collective shrug.
08 Nov 2013 : No matter what verdict the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivers on the Preah Vihear land dispute on Monday, the wife of Veera Somkwamkid believes it will have an impact on the release of her husband.
08 Nov 2013 : SI SA KET - The Suranaree Task Force of the 2nd Army Region has complained that Cambodia is sending troop reinforcements to the border area near the Preah Vihear temple.
07 Nov 2013 : The Pakistani Taliban appointed a hardline cleric linked to the attack on Malala Yousafzai as their new chief Thursday and dismissed proposed peace talks with the government as a "waste of time".
07 Nov 2013 : Authoritarian Vietnam has stepped up an alarming crackdown on domestic dissent even as it seeks a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International said Thursday.
07 Nov 2013 : HANOI - Vietnam is "confident" it will become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a government official said Thursday, as rights groups called for the release of political prisoners.
07 Nov 2013 : North Korea said Thursday a South Korean spy has been arrested while trying to use "dishonest elements" for a mission to destablise its social system.
07 Nov 2013 : A group of Hong Kong activists Thursday announced they will embark on a "fishing trip" to disputed islands off Chinese shores this month, over a year after 14 were arrested in a similar venture.
07 Nov 2013 : Pakistan formally freed former ruler Pervez Musharraf from house arrest on Thursday after a court granted him bail in the last criminal case against him.
07 Nov 2013 : Japan's military is stationing unarmed missiles on islands that mark the gateway to the Pacific, officials said Thursday, as part of a major drill that has made China nervous.
07 Nov 2013 : Taiwan on Thursday signed a trade deal with Singapore, part of the island's efforts to reduce reliance on the Chinese market.