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24 May 2013 : It took dozens of volunteers half a year searching old Chinese maps and villages, but finally the online-organised group helped Luo Gang find where he was kidnapped 23 years ago -- and his birth family.
24 May 2013 : Explosions and gunfire rocked central Kabul Friday as the Taliban launched an attack close to an Afghan intelligence facility and the headquarters of a government force that protects foreign firms.
01 Apr 2013 : Short people hoping to join the long arm of the law in the Philippines will be left disappointed after President Benigno Aquino vetoed a bill removing height requirements for police on Monday.
01 Apr 2013 : Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party on Monday suspended the membership of Lai Su-ju, a confidante of the island's president, for her alleged involvement in a high-profile corruption scandal.
01 Apr 2013 : A leading human rights group has called on Myanmar's government to take decisive action to end religious attacks against Muslim communities, and has released satellite photos showing the destruction of entire neighbourhoods in recent riots.
01 Apr 2013 : JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities have confiscated hundreds of endangered pig-nose turtles at an airport in the capital.
01 Apr 2013 : A 36-year-old Thai woman has been arrested for attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into Indonesia.
01 Apr 2013 : YANGON – The Associated Press has become the first international news agency to open a bureau in Myanmar since a reformist government took power two years ago and began relaxing restrictions on the media for the first time in decades.
01 Apr 2013 : Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Myanmar to investigate the failure of police to stop a recent wave of Buddhist-Muslim killing and arson attacks.
01 Apr 2013 : Recovery crews have found 36 bodies after a huge landslide in Tibet buried more than 80 mine workers three days ago, Chinese state-run media said Monday, but dangerous conditions forced a halt to operations.
01 Apr 2013 : The number of foreign women tourists visiting India has dropped by 35 percent in the past three months following a spate of sex attacks that have made global headlines, a new survey has found.
01 Apr 2013 : China's commercial hub Shanghai is stepping up monitoring after a new strain of bird flu killed two people, state media said Monday, as Taiwan announced it would screen travellers from the mainland.