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12 Dec 2013 : Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was indicted for murder Thursday in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok three years ago, prosecutors said.
12 Dec 2013 : The risk of sporadic human infection is high after three samples collected from live-poultry markets in the southern city of Shenzhen tested positive for the H7N9 avian influenza virus, the Chinese government said.
16 Oct 2013 : As Oscar-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki heads into retirement, industry watchers say the next generation of Asian filmmakers stepping out of his shadow will struggle to match the Japanese master's box office domination.
16 Oct 2013 : Australian police had to lock down part of Melbourne Airport Wednesday after a kangaroo bounced into the terminal and surprised passengers shopping in a pharmacy.
16 Oct 2013 : Tough new laws to combat biker gangs were passed in an Australian state Wednesday as authorities seek to "destroy these criminal organisations" that have become a growing menace across the country.
16 Oct 2013 : Two crew members and a weather station employee were killed Wednesday when a helicopter crashed into a mountain in central Taiwan, officials said.
16 Oct 2013 : Nations led by Australia and the United States stepped up pressure on Russia Wednesday for a swift agreement to create vast Antarctic marine sanctuaries.
16 Oct 2013 : Rescue workers raced Wednesday to reach isolated communities on a popular Philippine tourist island that was devastated by a huge earthquake, as aftershocks tormented survivors and the death toll climbed to 107.
16 Oct 2013 : The Dalai Lama weighed in on Mexico's marijuana legalization debate on Tuesday, telling an audience that he backs the drug's use for medicinal purposes.
16 Oct 2013 : President Barack Obama honored a former US Army captain's courage and compassion, almost four years after an acrimonious dispute stalled his nomination for the military's prized Medal of Honor.
16 Oct 2013 : TOKYO - At least three people died as Typhoon Wipha -- the "strongest in 10 years" -- passed close to Tokyo, causing landslides that swallowed houses on a Japanese island Wednesday, reports said.
16 Oct 2013 : New Zealand Prime Minister John Key led tributes Wednesday to author Eleanor Catton after her novel "The Luminaries" won the Man Booker Prize, describing it as a "truly amazing achievement".