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25 May 2013 : Defending champions Samoa have opted out but the United States and Canada will debut this week in a new-look Pacific Nations Cup which is extending far beyond its original boundaries.
25 May 2013 : Quade Cooper's front-line defence will be under scrutiny for the Queensland Reds in this weekend's Super Rugby after his omission from the Wallabies' preliminary squad for next month's series against the British and Irish Lions.
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.
05 Apr 2013 : Thousands of US and Filipino troops began annual military exercises on Friday that the Philippines said were vital to building its defence capabilities to face the rising threat of China.
05 Apr 2013 : A degree of "chaos" is inevitable as Myanmar undergoes a transition to democracy, President Thein Sein's spokesman told AFP, appealing for unity in the wake of deadly religious violence.
05 Apr 2013 : A group of Myanmar Muslims beat eight Buddhists to death at an Indonesian detention centre Friday after becoming enraged at news of deadly communal violence in their homeland, officials said.