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Lights out as World Wildlife Fund celebrates Earth Hour to combat climate change
24-03-2013
Landmarks worldwide have darkened to observe climate change. More than 150 countries joined in last year's Earth Hour, and the movement has spread even further for 2013.


China: South China storm kills 9, injures 272
21-03-2013
A rare storm has left nine people dead and 272 injured in south China's Guangdong Province.


China: 30 injured in Yunnan Province quake
04-03-2013
Thirty people were injured, including three seriously, after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China's Yunnan Province.


Japan: 6 die in snow storms in Hokkaido
03-03-2013
Severe snow storms hit Japan's northeastern Tohoku region and Hokkaido and left six people dead over the weekend due to the extreme weather.


South Korea's first woman president takes office
25-02-2013
South Korea's first female President, Park Geun-hye, has taken the oath of office and urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions and promised a new era of economic prosperity.


Philippines: Tropical depression displaces nearly 17,000 families in S. Philippines
20-02-2013
17,000 families were displaced by a typhoon that hit several parts of southern Philippines.


Asteroid whizzes past, meteor rattles Urals
16-02-2013
Astronomers say an asteroid has whizzed safely past Earth over the Indian Ocean, as injured Russians recovered from a separate meteor's sonic boom over the Ural mountains.


Democratic People's Republic of Korea says it conducts 3rd nuclear test
12-02-2013
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said it has successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test.


New Zealand: NZ First MP: Ban Muslims from flights
12-02-2013
New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser has spoken out in defence of his "Wogistan" rant which has been slammed as racist by Muslim leaders and politicians.


Philippine leftist rebels kill 9 people
27-01-2013
Nine people were killed in an attack by suspected New People's Army rebels in the central Philippine province of Negros Occidental.


New Zealand: UK foreign secretary defends stance on Africa, Middle East conflicts
15-01-2013


Japan: 9 US F-22 fighters deployed in Okinawa
15-01-2013


Philippines: Flooding displaces 5,000 people in S Philippines
11-01-2013


Philippines: 6 killed in N Philippine fire
11-01-2013


Japan unveils economic stimulus package
11-01-2013


Austraila: 4 arrested in multi-million dollar drug bust in Western Australia
10-01-2013


Australia: 126 bushfires burn in New South Wales, 15 uncontrolled
10-01-2013


Australia: Campers evacuated as bushfire burns on Australia's Bribie Island
09-01-2013


China: Death toll climbs to 6 in Shanghai market fire
07-01-2013


US-style shooting rampage kills 8, injures 9 in N Philippines
05-01-2013


Philippines: N. Philippine shooting spree kills 9, injures 11
04-01-2013


China: 4 killed, 8 injured in SW China pileup
04-01-2013


China: 7 children dead in N China fire
04-01-2013


Japan: Several Japanese students missing after ship capsizes
26-12-2012


Japan: Shinzo Abe elected as prime minister
26-12-2012


Philippines: Six killed, one missing in Christmas fire in Philippine capital
25-12-2012


Japan's Abe poised to become prime minister
17-12-2012


Philippine death toll from typhoon Bopha exceeds 1000
16-12-2012


China stabbing spree hurts 22 schoolchildren
15-12-2012


Philippine typhoon death toll rises to 714
11-12-2012


PHILIPPINES: Still struggling to reach Typhoon Bopha survivors
10-12-2012


Philippine president orders investigation as typhoon death toll approaches 500
08-12-2012


Australia: Pakistan stage comeback to shock Germany in Champions Trophy
07-12-2012


Philippines: Typhoon Bopha kills 129 in Mindanao
05-12-2012


Japan: Several killed in Japan's expressway tunnel collapse
02-12-2012


China: US move on Diaoyu Islands to backfire against itself
02-12-2012


Japan: Several trapped after Japanese tunnel collapses
02-12-2012


China names Xi Jinping as party chief
15-11-2012


China: CPC congress concludes, new central committee elected
14-11-2012


China: Pakistan, China conclude fifth round of strategic dialogue
03-11-2012


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