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19 May 2013 : A Japanese minister on Sunday defended a surprise visit to North Korea by one of the prime minister's aides which Washington and Seoul said could not help efforts to forge a united front against Pyongyang.
19 May 2013 : Fiji's military ruler said on Sunday he would meet Beijing's leaders in China this month, a week after unveiling an official trip to Russia, as he looks beyond strained regional ties in the South Pacific.
03 Apr 2013 : The near-flawless Yu Darvish -- who came within one out of achieving a rare perfect game -- was just one of the Asian pitchers launching his 2013 Major League Baseball campaign.
03 Apr 2013 : Police in eastern Indonesia arrested 17 local supporters of France's football team, mistaking their hoisted French flag for a bold separatist statement, police said.
03 Apr 2013 : MANILA - Filipino inmates whose choreographed "Thriller" dance has attracted 52 million YouTube hits since 2007 are getting their own stories told in a movie.
03 Apr 2013 : HUA HIN - Thailand and Laos will explore the possibility of single visa entry at a joint meeting of cabinet ministers to be held in May.
03 Apr 2013 : Japan says the work that goes on at the Institute of Cetacean Research is crucial for studying whale populations; critics counter it is a way to get around an international ban on commercial whaling.
03 Apr 2013 : Four sisters in north India have suffered burn injuries after two men threw acid on them as they were returning from school, police said on Wednesday, with one victim admitted to hospital.
03 Apr 2013 : A Chinese court has jailed an elderly man for a murder committed during the tumultuous 1966-76 Cultural Revolution, officials said Wednesday, after a trial that sparked anger over seemingly selective justice.
03 Apr 2013 : Singapore, one of the world's most densely populated countries, is campaigning to get its 154-year-old Botanic Gardens declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
03 Apr 2013 : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak dissolved parliament Wednesday in preparation for a general election seen as the toughest challenge yet for the ruling coalition after 56 years in power.
03 Apr 2013 : Texas Rangers' Japanese hurler Yu Darvish came within one out of pitching a rare perfect game, retiring 26 batters before surrendering a ninth-inning single to Houston's Marwin Gonzalez.