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21 May 2013 : Hong Kong on Monday launched a ten-year plan to reduce waste by 40 percent per person as part of efforts to catch up with other leading Asian cities and avert a looming environmental crisis.
21 May 2013 : US lawmakers debating a landmark immigration bill on Monday approved the provision of 5,000 visas to Tibetan refugees to enter the United States over the next three years.
02 Apr 2013 : Global media baron Rupert Murdoch accused the government of his native Australia of "disgraceful and racist" language over a crackdown on visas for skilled migrants.
02 Apr 2013 : Bestselling author Haruki Murakami is to appear at a Q and A session in Japan in May, in a rare public appearance for the publicity-shy but wildly popular writer, its organiser said Tuesday.
02 Apr 2013 : Thai Police say they have arrested a suspect sought by Indonesian authorities for allegedly killing the son of an Indonesian millionaire last year.
02 Apr 2013 : Laos and Vietnam are to complete the demarcation of their 2,000-kilometre border by June, state media reported Tuesday.
02 Apr 2013 : Dozens of gunmen attacked an electricity plant in northwest Pakistan, killing seven people and disrupting power to 100,000 people overnight, officials said Tuesday.
02 Apr 2013 : The trial of a Vietnamese fish farmer who became a folk hero after using homemade shotguns to resist eviction began, with scores of people defying a heavy police presence to show their support.
02 Apr 2013 : North Korea announced Tuesday it was "readjusting and restarting" all facilities at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, including a reactor mothballed in 2007.
02 Apr 2013 : A growing band of European filmmakers are realising their cinematic ambitions in the East, lured by a healthy box-office, investment prospects and the potential for more eye-catching stories.
02 Apr 2013 : New Zealand cricket star Jesse Ryder told police Tuesday he has no memory of the vicious attack that left him critically injured in hospital last week.
02 Apr 2013 : Thai people living in South Korea are still leading normal lives, but Thai authorities say they are ready to provide assistance if the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula intensifies.