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26 May 2013 : Japan's premier met Myanmar's President Thein Sein on Sunday for talks at which he is expected to unveil huge aid and investment deals as he promotes trade with the fast-changing nation.
26 May 2013 : Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for an early accord on civil nuclear cooperation with Tokyo and more Japanese investment ahead of an official visit, reports said on Sunday.
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.
05 Apr 2013 : The haul from Japan's whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean was a "record low" this year, a government minister said, blaming "unforgivable sabotage" by activists.