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21 Dec 2013 : PHNOM PENH - Cambodian lawmakers on Friday endorsed the setting up of a new ministry specifically in charge of mines and energy, in the hope that oil and gas production will finally get under way in the next couple of years.
21 Dec 2013 : TOKYO - Japan has met its target of drawing 10 million foreign visitors in 2013, according to government data released Friday.
31 Oct 2013 : England's bowlers struggled in an underwhelming start to their Ashes tour in the opening match against a Western Australia Chairman's XI in Perth on Thursday.
31 Oct 2013 : Members of China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority and overseas groups on Thursday dismissed China's account of a Tiananmen Square "terrorist attack" as a dubious pretext for repression, amid signs of stepped-up security.
31 Oct 2013 : The pilot of a hot-air balloon that crashed in New Zealand killing all 11 people on board had cannabis in his system, an official report said Thursday, blaming his poor judgement for the accident.
31 Oct 2013 : Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday claimed his hardline policies to stop boatpeople reaching Australia had been successful, saying "the floodgates are closed, the boats are stopping".
31 Oct 2013 : Tourists searching for peace and simplicity can for the first time check in to Mahatma Gandhi's most famous ashram in India. But don't expect modern comforts. And chastity is required.
31 Oct 2013 : Nuon Chea, formerly known as Pol Pot's Brother Number Two, on Thursday told an international court that he was innocent of genocide and never ordered anyone to be killed.
31 Oct 2013 : George Bailey has "all but blasted" his way into Australia's Test side for the Ashes opener against England on his recent scintillating form, reports said Thursday.
31 Oct 2013 : Australia's new Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has vowed to push for a new era in relations with Fiji, as the coup-plagued South Pacific nation prepares to stage long-awaited elections.
31 Oct 2013 : Rory McIlroy found himself leading a golf tournament for the first time since May as he took control of the World Golf Championships HSBC Champions with a superbly crafted seven-under par round of 65 in Shanghai Thursday.
31 Oct 2013 : A US drone strike targeting a militant compound Thursday killed three insurgents in a northwest Pakistan tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.