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19 May 2013 : North Korea on Sunday test-fired a short-range missile off its east coast, its fourth in two days, despite pleas from South Korea and the UN chief to halt the launches at a time of high tensions.
19 May 2013 : Twelve workers have been confirmed dead after a mine tunnel collapse in eastern Indonesia, but 16 others are still unaccounted for five days after the accident, the US operator said Sunday.
17 May 2013 : WASHINGTON - Indonesia's foreign minister called Thursday for a new treaty spanning across Asia to help build trust, warning of the potential for conflict in the fast-changing region if tensions fester.
16 May 2013 : A Vietnamese satellite television broadcaster said Thursday it had stopped airing foreign channels including CNN, BBC and Star World to comply with a new media law that came into effect this week.
16 May 2013 : Vietnam jailed two young activists Thursday for distributing anti-government leaflets, in a case slammed by rights groups as a fresh attempt by the communist regime to silence its critics.
16 May 2013 : Four restaurants in Thailand, all in Bangkok, have been picked among the 101 best venues by The Daily Meal, a US food website.
16 May 2013 : Higher incomes and a growing middle-class are driving the beauty business in Cambodia.
16 May 2013 : Australia on Thursday extended tough refugee policies to any asylum-seeker who lands on its mainland, allowing them to be banished to remote Nauru or Papua New Guinea for detention.
16 May 2013 : A coin toss has decided the lucky winner of mayor for a small Philippine town, after rival candidates were tied at the end of the vote count, an election official said Thursday.
16 May 2013 : The Fifa World Cup could be coming to Thailand - although football fans may have to wait two decades to see the planet's best players compete on Thai soil.
16 May 2013 : A US scientist found hanged in Singapore last year had been suffering a relapse after a previous bout of depression, his local psychiatrist said Thursday, as his parents insisted he was murdered.
16 May 2013 : Japanese automaker Honda said Thursday it will return to Formula One in 2015 as an engine supplier to British team McLaren in a bid to revive their championship-winning partnership.