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13 Dec 2013 : A gold and jade statue of Mao Zedong worth more than $16 million was unveiled Friday, in the latest example of Communist China's indecision over how to commemorate its founding father's 120th anniversary.
13 Dec 2013 : Japan will pledge $20 billion in aid to Southeast Asian countries at a 11-nation summit this weekend as it looks to shore-up ties in a region increasingly dominated by China, reports said Friday.
09 Dec 2013 : Indian shares closed at a new high and the rupee firmed Monday after the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, widely seen as business-friendly, notched up victories in state polls before a general election.
09 Dec 2013 : Chinese state-run media on Monday played down South Korea's expansion of its air defence identification zone, weeks after Beijing provoked regional fury by establishing its own.
09 Dec 2013 : A Chinese factory worker says walking in huge iron shoes weighing more than 200 kilograms each can cure back pain, but faces hefty competition in his bid to build the country's heaviest footwear.
09 Dec 2013 : A former Qantas steward who believes he developed Parkinson's disease after repeated exposure to government-mandated pesticides sprayed in the cabin plans to sue Canberra, his lawyer said Monday.
09 Dec 2013 : Former New Zealand great Chris Cairns said Monday he has engaged lawyers after being linked to a match-fixing probe, even though investigators have still not contacted him.
09 Dec 2013 : Michael Clarke says his Australia still have plenty to do if they want not only to win back the Ashes from England but also to become the world's top Test team.
09 Dec 2013 : North Korea confirmed Monday that the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong-Un has been purged, with state TV airing humiliating images of Jang Song-Thaek being dragged away by uniformed officers.
09 Dec 2013 : The Dalai Lama, who has twice since 2009 been denied a visa for South Africa, is not planning to attend his fellow Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela's funeral, his spokesman said Sunday.
09 Dec 2013 : North Korea has said leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle was removed from office for committing "criminal" acts and for leading a "counter-revolutionary faction", state news agency KCNA reported Monday.
09 Dec 2013 : China announced a ban on the serving of shark fin and bird's nest soup at official banquets Sunday, as part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption and excessive spending.