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13 Dec 2013 : TOKYO - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said Friday that teachers of English at junior high schools across Japan will give lessons to students in English, not Japanese, from the 2020 school year which will start on April 1 that year.
13 Dec 2013 : SINGAPORE - Rights activists and opposition politicians on Friday slammed an alcohol ban imposed by the Singapore government in an district hit by rioting last weekend.
18 Oct 2013 : The Japan Tourism Authority is planning to use location data for mobile phone users to track the movements of tourists in what it says is a project to discover popular spots and develop tourism resources, dismissing privacy concerns.
18 Oct 2013 : PAKSE, Laos - Rescuers battled hazardous conditions Thursday in the search for bodies from a Lao Airlines plane which plunged into the Mekong River with 49 people on board, more than half of them foreigners.
18 Oct 2013 : Thailand and Cambodia will work together to maintain border peace after the International Court of Justice's Nov 11 ruling on the Preah Vihear temple conflict, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Thursday.
17 Oct 2013 : A Japanese mayor on a small island south of Tokyo apologized Thursday for not issuing an evacuation order to his residents before they were pounded by a typhoon that left 21 dead and 33 people missing in his town.
17 Oct 2013 : PAKSE, Laos - Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out finding survivors from a plane that crashed in stormy weather, killing 49 people from 11 countries including five from Thailand.
17 Oct 2013 : Sein Win, a renowned journalist in Myanmar who championed press freedom and endured three stints in prison as he chronicled several decades of his country's turbulent history, died Thursday at age 91.
17 Oct 2013 : Three small bombs went off in eastern Myanmar, killing one person and wounding at least six others, the latest in a series of unexplained explosions to hit the country, police said Thursday.
17 Oct 2013 : The Japanese government has agreed with Indonesia to conduct next year its first feasibility study on introducing Japan's bullet train technology to the Southeast Asian country, a source privy to the negotiations said Wednesday.
17 Oct 2013 : Five Thais were killed when a Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River in Don Khor village of Ban Phalong in Phonethong district in Laos' Champassak province yesterday.
16 Oct 2013 : Myanmar authorities have detained six suspects following a spate of bombings that left two dead and one American woman injured, police said Wednesday.