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Rangoon on List for Big Weather Disasters
By SETH BORENSTEIN / AP WRITER
Report claims global warming will bring such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations including Burma should prepare for unprecedented onslaught of deadly weather disasters.

More Than 100 Orangutans Lost in Indonesian Fires
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Fires raging in an Indonesian swamp forest kill a third of the rare Sumatran orangutans living there and all may be lost this year.

North Korea Rocket Could Cause Casualties: US
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON / AP WRITER
Debris from a rocket launch planned by North Korea next month could cause casualties, warns a senior US military official.

Police Bust Asian Human Trafficking Ring
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Police in Thailand and Australia arrest six people as part of a yearlong, multination operation against asian human trafficking networks.

Vietnam Revokes Visas of Church Officials
By VICTOR L. SIMPSON / AP WRITER
Vietnam revokes visas of three representatives of the Roman Catholic church seeking to hold talks about the possible beatification of a cardinal forced into exile.

Tibetan Sets Himself on Fire at Anti-China Protest
By TIM SULLIVAN / AP WRITER
A Tibetan exile lit himself on fire and ran shouting through a demonstration in New Delhi just before a visit by China's president.

Monkey Importer Faces Cruelty Charges Over Thai Shipment
By LINDA DEUTSCH / AP WRITER
Jurors saw images of wide-eyed little monkeys inside crates as an importer of research animals faces cruelty charges after 15 primates died en route to Bangkok.

Authorities Postpone By-elections in Restive North
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Election authorities in Burma have postponed voting in three of 48 constituencies in the April 1 by-election because of what the military-backed government says are security concerns.

Indian Rebels Release One of Two Italian Hostages
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Maoist rebels release one of two Italians who were abducted 11 days ago in a remote area of eastern India.

India Lost $210 Billion on Coalfield Sales: Audit
By NIRMALA GEORGE / AP WRITER
India's scandal-plagued government lost hundreds of billions of dollars by selling coalfields to companies without competitive bidding, according to a leaked audit report.

World Stocks Down on China Manufacturing Slowdown
By PAMELA SAMPSON / AP WRITER
Global stock markets slip after a survey shows Chinese manufacturing hit a four-month low in March, underscoring a slowdown in the world's second largest economy.


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bullet East Timor President Concedes Defeat in Election
bullet Burma Documentary Takes US by Storm
bullet Protesters Picket Key Tobacco Show in Philippines
bullet Iranian Held in Kuala Lumpur for Bangkok Bombing
bullet US-Burma Plan MIA Search as Ties Improve
bullet Workers to Raise Ferry in Deadly Bangladesh Crash
bullet Asia Stocks Rise After Wall Street Soars
bullet Malaysian Minister's Husband Charged with 'Cowgate' Graft
bullet Teenage Tibetan Monk Kills Himself in Sichuan
bullet China Urges Burma to Restart Myitsone Project
bullet Suu Kyi Poke at Army Banned from Burma State TV
bullet Vietnam Jails 2 Catholics for Anti-Govt Activity
bullet Asia Stocks Fall Ahead of Greek Debt Deal Deadline
bullet Obama's Transgender Ex-Nanny 'Proud'
bullet Asian Stocks Slide Further on China Growth Fears
bullet Asia Stocks Down After Obama Threatens Iran
bullet Tibetan Woman, Student Set Selves on Fire
bullet India, China FMs Meet as Tibetans Protest Outside
bullet Vietnam Says China Assaulted Fishermen
bullet China, Philippines Argue Over Planned Oil Search
Indian Rebels Offer to Free One Italian Hostage
By BISWARANJAN ROUT / AP WRITER
A Maoist leader offers to free one of two Italians abducted a week ago in eastern India if officials agree to release a group of imprisoned rebels.

Horrific Anti-China Protests Become Tibet's Norm
By GILLIAN WONG / TIM SULLIVAN / AP WRITERS
Waves of Tibetans burning themselves to death in protest at perceived human rights abuses associated with Chinese rule have become an everyday occurrence.

Asia Stocks Decline on Signs of Slowing China Growth
By PAMELA SAMPSON / AP WRITER
Asian stock markets decline generally as data suggesting a slowdown in China raises concerns that its economy might not have momentum to sustain a global recovery.

Bangladesh Reaches First-Ever Asia Cup final
By JULHAS ALAM / AP WRITER
Bangladesh reaches its first cricket Asia Cup final by cruising past Sri Lanka by five wickets with nearly three overs to spare in rain-disrupted match.

Kachin Abuses Undermine Burma's Reform Claims
By SIMON ROUGHNEEN / THE IRRAWADDY
A report by Human Rights Watch says that Kachin civilians have been victims of horrific human rights abuses by the Burmese army.

North Korea Invites UN Nuke Monitors to Return
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
North Korea has invited the International Atomic Energy Agency to return, three years after expelling its nuclear monitors, to tentative US approval.

Chinese Hoping to Talk Their Way Out in French
By LOUISE WATT / AP WRITER
Thousands of people in China are trying to write their own ticket out of the country by learning French in order to earn Canadian residency.

Thousands Mourn Tibetan Self-immolator in China
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thousands of Tibetans gather to mourn a farmer who reportedly died after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibetan areas.

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