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25 May 2013 : DPA PHNOM PENH - One hundred rare turtle hatchlings have been released into the Mekong River in Cambodia as part of conservation efforts, after receiving a traditional Buddhist blessing from monks.
25 May 2013 : A Japanese politician who drew fire for calling "comfort women" a wartime necessity has been forced to apologise for suggesting US soldiers in Okinawa visit brothels to vent their violent frustrations.
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.
04 Apr 2013 : North Korea's threats and recent actions represent a "real and clear danger" to the United States as well as its allies South Korea and Japan, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
04 Apr 2013 : Thailand is warning Cambodia against discussing its management plan for the Preah Vihear temple until after the International Court of Justice ruling on the temple this year.
03 Apr 2013 : An Indian arrested for indecency after he kissed a female friend on the cheek says he has finally been acquitted after a battle lasting more than a year against Mumbai police.
03 Apr 2013 : A man in the Chinese province of Zhejiang has died of the H7N9 strain of bird flu, state media said Wednesday, bringing the total deaths attributed to the virus to three since the first human cases.
03 Apr 2013 : Argentine wizard Dario Conca inspired Guangzhou Evergrande to a 4-0 win over Muangthong United and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Kashiwa Reysol also enjoyed big victories as goals flowed in the AFC Champions League Wednesday.
03 Apr 2013 : The Philippines and Muslim rebels will resume talks next week aimed at ending one of Asia's longest insurgencies, with both sides hoping to finalise a deal by May, negotiators said Wednesday.
03 Apr 2013 : Chinese rescue crews have recovered a total of 66 bodies in the aftermath of a huge landslide in Tibet that buried more than 80 mine workers, state media said Wednesday.