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Anti-government protesters dog Taiwan National Day

10/10/2013 1:01am
Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered on the fringes of Taiwan's carefully choreographed National Day celebrations Thursday, waving banners and chanting slogans denouncing the policies of President Ma Ying-jeou.

Philippines ranks restaurants for taxes, not food

10/10/2013 2:00am
Next time you eat out in the Philippines, you might want to check the government's restaurant guide. It doesn't tell you where the best food is, but if you're possibly patronizing a tax cheat.

For Bangkok bikers, gridlock intimidates, inspires

10/10/2013 2:03am
Thailand's transport minister got some advice from his mother when she learned he was going to bike the chaotic streets of Bangkok to open a bicycle campaign: "Bring your ID card. In case you get run over, they can contact home."

Data show China passing US as biggest oil importer

10/10/2013 3:33am
China has achieved another world-beating status its leaders don't want: Biggest oil importer.

North Korea replaces hard-line military chief

10/10/2013 3:50am
North Korea has replaced its hard line military chief just a few months after his appointment, the latest in an ongoing reshuffle of top personnel that analysts say is meant to solidify ruler Kim Jong Un's grip on power.

Candidate in Nepal elections dies after being shot

10/10/2013 4:37am
An official says a Muslim candidate in upcoming elections for Nepal's Constituent Assembly has died nearly a week after being shot in his home district.

Kerry cancels stop in Philippines because of storm

10/10/2013 4:44am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that he has canceled a scheduled trip to the Philippines due to the threat posed by tropical storm Nari.

Myanmar, once a pariah state, now regional leader

10/10/2013 5:46am
Myanmar pledged Thursday to remove the remaining obstacles in its democratic transformation as it assumed the high-profile role of leading the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Small plane crashes into house in Malaysia, 1 dead

10/10/2013 6:18am
A small passenger plane crashed into a house after landing short of a runway in Malaysia's section of Borneo island on Thursday, leaving one passenger dead.

Kerry: Cut in Egypt aid is not US withdrawal

10/10/2013 6:47am
Secretary of State John Kerry says the decision by the U.S. to slash aid to Egypt will not have much impact in the country.

Sri Lanka blasts Canada Commonwealth boycott

10/10/2013 8:16am
Sri Lanka on Thursday criticized Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to boycott a Commonwealth summit next month over the island nation's human rights record.

Myanmar talks with Kachin rebels show progress

10/10/2013 9:42am
Representatives of Myanmar's government and Kachin ethnic rebels said Thursday they made significant progress in their latest peace talks and that a comprehensive cease-fire agreement including all armed ethnic groups might be in sight.

Fire at Japanese hospital kills 10, injures 8

10/10/2013 10:18pm
A fire broke out at a hospital in southern Japan early Friday, killing 10 people, the police and fire department said.