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24 May 2013 : Two South Korean women forcibly drafted into Japanese military brothels during World War II have cancelled a meeting with a Japanese mayor who sparked outrage by calling them a wartime necessity.
24 May 2013 : North Korea's authorities have opened the border town of Sinuiju to Western tourists, Chinese-based travel agencies said, despite international tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear test in February.
24 May 2013 : With two cars, foreign holidays and a cook for their apartment, one Beijing family epitomises the new middle class created by China's decades of rapid economic growth -- and its resulting worries.
24 May 2013 : Two Thai men who overstayed their visas to Brunei will be whipped and imprisoned for several months, a report from Bandar Seri Begawan said Friday.
24 May 2013 : China and the United States are hoping for a new chance to set the course for smoother relations through a secluded desert summit as the Asian power's leader Xi Jinping projects a more confident style.
24 May 2013 : China's eighth seed Peng Shuai upset the rankings to defeat fourth-seeded American Sloane Stephens, 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Brussels Open quarter-finals.
24 May 2013 : Li Na's momentous French Open title win of 2011 was expected to open the floodgates for Asian -- and in particular Chinese -- players in world tennis.
24 May 2013 : Veteran All Blacks lock Ali Williams called time on his international career Friday after playing 77 Tests over the past 11 years.
24 May 2013 : A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck 255 kilometres (158 miles) southwest of Tonga on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey, but there were no reports of damage.
24 May 2013 : The H7N9 strain of bird flu can spread among ferrets and could do the same among humans under certain conditions, according to lab animal studies on the virus published Thursday.
24 May 2013 : Japanese investors are keen to invest in Thailand's high-speed train project, a flagship scheme of the Yingluck Shinawatra government, the prime minister's secretary-general Suranand Vejjajiva says.
24 May 2013 : A Malaysian court on Thursday charged a student activist with sedition and police arrested three others, including two opposition politicians, in what critics decried as a crackdown on dissent.