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23 May 2013 : The death toll from a blast at an explosives plant in eastern China earlier this week rose to 33 Thursday as 20 missing people were declared dead, state media reported.
23 May 2013 : Philippine authorities Thursday reacted angrily over "Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown's portrayal of Manila as "the gates of hell" in his latest novel.
05 Apr 2013 : HAIPHONG – A court sentenced a family of four Vietnamese fish farmers to between two and five years in prison on Friday after finding them guilty of attempted murder for fighting back against a state eviction squad with homemade guns and land mines.
05 Apr 2013 : Myanmar government officials have donated more than 320,000 baht to refugees living in the fire-stricken Ban Mae Surin camp in Mae Hong Son province.
05 Apr 2013 : The Urawa Reds have vowed to stop Jubilo Iwata's prolific striker Ryoichi Maeda from scoring his first goal of the season Saturday, but played down his "goal of death" J-League relegation jinx.
05 Apr 2013 : Singapore will open a Yangon Overseas Centre to encourage growing trade and investment in Myanmar.
05 Apr 2013 : Thirteen Myanmar government soldiers were killed and two were missing after a fight with an unidentified armed group near the border opposite Kra Buri district, Ranong, on Friday, a security source said.
05 Apr 2013 : Shackles, whips, chains and even a stretching rack will go on sale next week, with the reputable auction house Lawsons charged with selling off the contents of a closed Australian brothel.
05 Apr 2013 : Pakistan is not the first place that springs to mind as a likely holiday destination. But Pakistani officials are attempting to overcome the country’s negative image and promote its Buddhist cultural heritage, in a bid to attract more Thai visitors.
05 Apr 2013 : The remains of what was believed to be the last wild elephant in a province in northern-central Vietnam have been found in a forest.
05 Apr 2013 : One of the systems keeping spent atomic fuel cool at the Fukushima nuclear plant temporarily failed on Friday, the second outage in a matter of weeks, underlining the precarious fix at the plant.
05 Apr 2013 : Japan and the United States on Friday agreed on a plan that will see some land occupied by the US military returned to the islands in a bid to break the deadlock in a long-stalled deal.