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10 Dec 2013 : A Chinese detention system for sex workers should be abolished, a rights group said Tuesday, after the country's Communist authorities pledged to eliminate its notorious "re-education through labour" scheme.
10 Dec 2013 : YANGON - Seven people were killed after a fire broke out at a department store on the outskirts of Yangon due to a suspected electrical fault, a fire department official said Tuesday.
11 Oct 2013 : Mexico leader Enrique Pena Nieto has no plans to meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader begins a tour of the country on Friday.
11 Oct 2013 : A US government commission said Thursday that China's human rights record has not improved under the country's new leadership and raised concerns on issues from minority rights to forced abortion.
11 Oct 2013 : Malaysian opposition and rights groups on Thursday demanded the sacking of the home minister as outrage mounts over his remark calling for police to "shoot first" when confronting criminal suspects.
11 Oct 2013 : Pakistani police said Thursday they had arrested former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the 2007 raid of the Red Mosque in Islamabad, a day after a court granted him bail in a separate case.
11 Oct 2013 : Furious Australia manager Holger Osieck blasted his detractors ahead of the Socceroos friendly clash with France at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Friday.
11 Oct 2013 : Southeast Asian leaders have made a pledge with China to avoid escalating tensions in the South China Sea as they work toward a code of conduct over the disputed waters rich in oil, gas and fish.
11 Oct 2013 : The next round of peace talks with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) will be postponed indefinitely, the army chief said yesterday.
11 Oct 2013 : After operating fashion outlets for 15 years, FN Group, one of Thailand's leading fashion houses, plans to conduct a feasibility study about opening Fly Now Factory outlets in other Asean countries.