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Chinese fishermen 'stab Koreans'
The captain of a Chinese fishing boat stabs two South Korean coast guards, killing one and injuring another, officials say.
Call to probe missing Sri Lanka men
A human rights group calls for a probe into the disappearance of two human rights workers apparently abducted three days ago.
Frenchman in 'pro-Hmong suicide'
A retired French colonel killed himself to protest against "indifference" to the plight of Laos's Hmong minority, French media report.
Hmong 'in hiding'
Hmong arrive in Laos
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Pakistan is considering a move to demand millions of dollars in annual taxes on Nato trucks and fuel tankers, officials tell the BBC.
Burma wants end to border clashes
Burma's army is ordered to halt action against ethnic Kachin rebels near the China border
Scientists make new Mekong finds
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.
Calcutta remembers fire victims
Bale defends China massacre film
SA drug dealer executed in China
Final plea in Malaysia sodomy case
China riot suspect dies in cell
Health boss 'took $11m in a week'
Delhi marks 100 years as capital
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US teenager 'free' in Philippines
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