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ADB slashes emerging Asia growth forecast to 6 pct

10/02/2013 12:01am
The Asian Development Bank cut its economic growth forecast for developing Asia on Wednesday, citing weakness in region's two largest economies China and India and jitters over plans to scale back U.S. stimulus that destabilized financial markets.

US, SKorea agree to work more on deterring NKorea

10/02/2013 2:58am
The U.S. and South Korea agreed Wednesday to work together to strengthen the South's ability to deter threats from North Korea, and have endorsed a new military strategy to better coordinate the response to a nuclear, chemical or other attack from Pyongyang.

Hornet attack death toll in China reaches 41

10/02/2013 5:06am
The death toll from a rare spate of hornet attacks in central China has reached 41 people, local authorities said Wednesday.

Malaysia, Philippines OK with Obama cancellation

10/02/2013 6:25am
The Malaysian and Philippine governments said Wednesday that they understood President Barack Obama's decision to cancel upcoming visits to their countries.

Chinese president visits Indonesia to boost ties

10/02/2013 7:23am
The leaders of China and Indonesia agreed Wednesday to improve cooperation in several areas, as Chinese President Xi Jinping began his first visit to Southeast Asia since taking office, striving to boost ties and economic partnerships with the region's biggest country.

Bangladesh starts building nuclear power plant

10/02/2013 11:09am
Bangladesh has begun work on its first nuclear power plant, which is to have two Russian-designed reactors and cost up to $4 billion.

Malaysia lawmakers approve detention without trial

10/02/2013 9:27pm
Malaysian lawmakers approved changes to a crime-prevention law early Thursday that opponents fear could be abused by authorities to hold people without trial for years and negate the prime minister's pledge to protect human rights.