12 December 2011
Last updated at 12:21 ET
The captain of a Chinese fishing boat stabs two South Korean coast guards, killing one and injuring another, officials say.
A human rights group calls for a probe into the disappearance of two human rights workers apparently abducted three days ago.
A retired French colonel killed himself to protest against "indifference" to the plight of Laos's Hmong minority, French media report.
Pakistan is considering a move to demand millions of dollars in annual taxes on Nato trucks and fuel tankers, officials tell the BBC.
Burma's army is ordered to halt action against ethnic Kachin rebels near the China border
Scientists identified more than 200 new species in the Greater Mekong region of south-east Asia in 2010, a report by the WWF conservation group says.
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