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24 May 2013 : A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck 255 kilometres southwest of Tonga early Friday, according to the US Geological Survey.
24 May 2013 : The H7N9 strain of bird flu can spread among ferrets and could do the same among humans under certain conditions, according to lab animal studies on the virus published Thursday.
03 Apr 2013 : Afghanistan's spy chief returned home on Wednesday from lengthy medical treatment in the United States after being badly wounded by a suicide bomber who hid explosives in his underwear.
03 Apr 2013 : Laos will hold talks with Unesco in June about listing the Plain of Jars as a World Heritage Site.
03 Apr 2013 : Oral cancer caused by chewing betel nut quids is a growing problem in Myanmar, according to a leading dentist in the country’s former capital.
03 Apr 2013 : Mapping of a new Muslim autonomous region in the southern Philippines began Wednesday with a special panel formed to draft legislation under a preliminary peace deal to end decades of insurgency.
03 Apr 2013 : Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao plans to fight again in September, with the bout likely to be staged outside the United States to avoid high taxes, his spokeswoman said.
03 Apr 2013 : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak dissolved parliament on Wednesday, calling a general election that will determine whether his ruling coalition extends its unbroken hold on power since independence in 1957.
03 Apr 2013 : A 15-year-old American has become the first teenager with Down's Syndrome to reach Everest Base Camp, according to his father, in an attempt to inspire different attitudes towards disabilities.
03 Apr 2013 : The near-flawless Yu Darvish -- who came within one out of achieving a rare perfect game -- was just one of the Asian pitchers launching his 2013 Major League Baseball campaign.
03 Apr 2013 : Police in eastern Indonesia arrested 17 local supporters of France's football team, mistaking their hoisted French flag for a bold separatist statement, police said.
03 Apr 2013 : MANILA - Filipino inmates whose choreographed "Thriller" dance has attracted 52 million YouTube hits since 2007 are getting their own stories told in a movie.