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12 Dec 2013 : Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who has struck up a friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, will visit the reclusive state next week to train its basketball team, sponsors said Thursday.
12 Dec 2013 : The annual "kanji" Chinese character of the year in Japan went to "ring" Thursday, after Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, often referred to in local print media as "five rings."
12 Dec 2013 : A dozen filthy, neglected children, some with deformities or disabilities due to generations of inbreeding, have been found on a rural Australian settlement in an incest case that has shocked the nation.
12 Dec 2013 : A transsexual man, who was born a woman, has been recognised by Japan's top court as the legal father of his wife's child, in a national first.
12 Dec 2013 : India's government said Thursday it would look at ways to swiftly reverse a shock ruling which reinstated a ban on gay sex, accusing the Supreme Court of dragging the country back to the 19th century.
12 Dec 2013 : Indonesian police warned Thursday that Islamic extremists may be planning to target worshippers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in the capital Jakarta and other parts of the country.
12 Dec 2013 : The wife of a missing Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone has pleaded with the media to stop idolising him, saying the attention could be doing more harm than good.
12 Dec 2013 : TOKYO - The Japanese and Malaysian prime ministers met Thursday and are expected to confirm bilateral cooperation in developing infrastructure in the Southeast Asian country.
12 Dec 2013 : Australia look poised to seal one of the great turnarounds in Ashes history when they take on reeling England in Perth from Friday after bulldozing their way to a 2-0 lead.
12 Dec 2013 : A six-year-old Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out was discharged from a Shenzhen hospital Thursday, after being fitted with prosthetic eyeballs.
12 Dec 2013 : Japan hanged two men on Thursday, bringing to eight the number of prisoners executed since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe came to power a year ago.
12 Dec 2013 : Myanmar set its sights on the ambitious target of 100 gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games on Thursday after stunning guests with a lavish opening ceremony.