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06 Dec 2013 : The United States Thursday stopped short of calling on China to rescind its new air defense zone, which sent tensions in Asia soaring, especially with its rival Japan.
06 Dec 2013 : Indonesian authorities have separately arrested a German man and an Austrian woman for attempting to smuggle methamphetamines into the country, officials said Thursday, an offence punishable by death.
11 Oct 2013 : Tens of thousands of terrified villagers braced Saturday for the arrival of a massive cyclone bearing down on India's east coast, packing winds of up 220 kilometres an hour (140 mph).
11 Oct 2013 : YANGON - The Myanmar government and armed rebels from Kachin state have signed an agreement aimed at reducing violence, after three days of peace talks, according to local reports.
11 Oct 2013 : China has agreed to buy one million tonnes of Thai rice over the next five years, Deputy Commerce Minister Yanyong Phuangrach said on Friday.
11 Oct 2013 : PHNOM PENH - Cambodia unveiled a statue of late King Norodom Sihanouk on Friday to honour his achievements in securing the country's independence and contributing to national development and reconciliation.
11 Oct 2013 : Australia said Friday just one asylum-seeker boat has been intercepted over the past week, marking a sharp reduction under the government's hardline policy, while eight alleged people-smugglers were arrested in Indonesia.
11 Oct 2013 : North Korea on Friday threatened to "bury in the sea" a US aircraft carrier, as it slammed a three-nation naval drill involving US, South Korean and Japanese warships.
11 Oct 2013 : In a desolate area of central Indonesia where lush rainforest once stood, illegal miners on the frontline of a modern-day gold rush tear up the earth in the hunt for the precious metal.
11 Oct 2013 : The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has postponed delivering its ruling on the border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia in connection with the boundaries set in the World Court's judgement on the ancient Preah Vihear temple in 1962 awarding it to Cambodia, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said on Friday.
11 Oct 2013 : Toyota on Friday unveiled the next generation of cars featuring an auto pilot system that will swerve to avoid collisions and also keep to the middle of the road, all without drivers touching the wheel.
11 Oct 2013 : The Maldives is one of the world's most exclusive holiday destinations but it has quietly opened up to backpackers in the last five years with a reform that has upset religious hardliners.