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23 May 2013 : Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has threatened to sack everyone in his finance department over a $32 million scam involving top officials and lawyers, reports said Thursday.
23 May 2013 : Indonesian event organiser Risti Rahmadi wears an Islamic headscarf, uses halal lipstick and knows that it's time to pray when an app on her BlackBerry emits Koranic verses five times a day.
04 Apr 2013 : All-rounder James Faulkner has surged into contention to play in this year's Ashes series in England after being a surprise recipient of a Cricket Australia contract, reports said.
04 Apr 2013 : North Korea on Friday warned foreign embassies in Pyongyang it was unable to guarantee their safety in the event of conflict and that they should consider evacuating missions by next week amid soaring nuclear tensions.
04 Apr 2013 : Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says the planned high-speed train project will be designed to be part of a system linking with a similar rail system in Laos.
04 Apr 2013 : Five people set themselves on fire in western India, leaving one man dead as they protested official plans to raze their home in a drive to remove illegal structures, police said.
04 Apr 2013 : French retailer Auchan, one of the world's biggest hypermarket chains, aims to set up 60 stores in India to tap the emerging market nation's growing retail potential, an Indian minister said.
04 Apr 2013 : A new and deadly virus that has killed 11 of the 17 patients treated for it in the Middle East and Britain appears to cause an infection deep in the lungs, researchers said.
04 Apr 2013 : The White House on Wednesday told North Korea to stop making threats after the isolated state dramatically upped its warlike rhetoric and said it had approved nuclear strikes on the United States.
04 Apr 2013 : North Korea has already begun work to restart a plutonium production reactor in a sign that its confrontational rhetoric may not all be bluster, a US think tank said Wednesday.
04 Apr 2013 : The United States is to deploy a THAAD missile defense battery to defend its bases on the Pacific island of Guam, the Pentagon said Wednesday following threats from North Korea.
04 Apr 2013 : Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, the center of a diplomatic crisis a year ago, on Wednesday met former US president George W. Bush and urged pressure on Beijing to improve human rights.