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21 May 2013 : WASHINGTON - In a long-awaited White House visit, President Barack Obama on Monday (Tuesday morning Thailand time) told Myanmar's president that he appreciates the Asian leader's efforts to lead the country in "a long and sometimes difficult, but ultimately correct, path to follow" toward democracy.
21 May 2013 : China's premier will pay his respects Tuesday to the family of an Indian doctor who died treating Chinese troops more than 70 years ago, becoming a rare symbol of friendship between the two nations.
27 Mar 2013 : A strong earthquake struck central Taiwan Wednesday, killing one person and causing minor damage to buildings throughout the island.
27 Mar 2013 : A US admonition to Laos over its shaky human rights record spurred efforts Tuesday to halt the possible deportation from Thailand of a former ethnic leader to the authoritarian Southeast Asian nation.
27 Mar 2013 : PUTRAJAYA - Malaysian leader Najib Razak has warned that nascent reforms can't be done "overnight" and that Southeast Asia's third-largest economy risks slipping backwards if he does not win a strong majority in an election he must call within weeks.
27 Mar 2013 : Ten people were killed and two were missing after a motorized boat capsized in a marsh in the southern Philippines, police and local officials said Wednesday.
27 Mar 2013 : YANGON - A rampaging mob set fire to a mosque and homes in a central Myanmar town, a police official said Wednesday, the latest outbreak of violence in communal unrest that has left at least 40 people dead.
27 Mar 2013 : Insulting Indonesia’s head of state could be punishable by a prison sentence of up to five years under a proposed revision to the country’s criminal code.
27 Mar 2013 : SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea repeated threats on Tuesday to target US military bases as Washington and its allies tightened economic sanctions against the isolated country by targeting Pyongyang's main foreign exchange bank with new measures.
27 Mar 2013 : Prospects for Thai exports to Asean markets are not as promising as hoped, with several Thai agricultural products in a worrisome condition, according to the latest survey by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
26 Mar 2013 : Attackers shot dead a multi-millionaire businessman and populist politician at his luxury farmhouse Tuesday on the outskirts of the Indian capital, police said.
26 Mar 2013 : South Africa President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday hailed China's economic success as an inspiration for Africa's biggest economy, but urged more equitable trade ties, after meeting his counterpart Xi Jinping.