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China News

Film fans in Asia want light fun, make Oscars wait

By Sat, Feb 16, 2013

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lights, camera, laughs. Tens of millions of film fanatics are entering theaters around Asia during the long Lunar New Year holiday, but Hollywood can’t count on...

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India News

Environment groups say toxic ship headed to India

By Thu, Jun 02, 2011

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environment activists warned Thursday that a cargo ship suspected of having toxic material on board was headed to India to be dismantled at a shipyard in...

Japan News

For Japan, 2010 was a year to forget

By Tue, Dec 28, 2010

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has been overtaken by China as the world’s No. 2 economy. Its flagship company, Toyota, recalled more than 10 million vehicles in an embarrassing safety crisis....

Philippines News

Iraq calls for lifting of Philippine travel ban

By Tue, Jan 25, 2011

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Iraq’s ambassador called Tuesday on the Philippines to lift its travel ban to Iraq, saying Filipinos can benefit by taking part in his war-damaged country’s reconstruction....

Thailand News

Thai Floods: Relief for our furry friends – A photo essay

By Wed, Nov 02, 2011

By Lillian Suwanrumpha In the midst of Thailand’s worst flooding in over 50 years, last week the cabinet announced an official holiday from Octobe 27-31  for those in 21 flood-hit...

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Other Countries News

Rare white kiwi chick hatches at NZ wildlife park

By Thu, May 26, 2011

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Officials say a rare white kiwi chick hatched at a New Zealand wildlife reserve will have a protected early life – unlike wild kiwis that...

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