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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir was seriously wounded when four unknown gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on him in Karachi on Saturday, according to the Dawn. More than 11,000 Canadians have signed a Filipino-initiated petition for the Canadian government to “re-export” some 50 containers of adult diapers and household waste held at a major Philippine container port in January, Philippine Daily Inquirer reports. In Thailand, the private sector has agreed to reduce energy consumption to prevent blackouts in 14 southern provinces for 28 days in June when gas production from the Thai-Malaysian Joint Development Area (JDA) is halted for plant maintenance, says The Nation. China on Saturday kicked off its army recruitment of 2014, focusing on recruiting youngsters with higher education background, China Daily reports. After the final round of internal voting yesterday, Taiwan's ruling party, Kuomintang, has chosen Sean Lien as its candidate for the year-end Taipei mayoral election, says The China Post.

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Acclaimed Taiwan artist to stage postmodern,pop art exhibition

There is clearly a message, but what that message is and how that message should be interpreted depends on the spectator

Warming up with oden

A steaming bowl of oden takes the chill off winter

Tokyo Philharmonic celebrates 103th anniversary with world tour

Japanese conductor Eiji Oue will lead the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra on an international tour this month to celebrate its 103rd anniversary

Kawaii! Teenage girls with a love for metal music

Kawaii! Teenage girls with a love for metal music
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Jersey Boys: Life of the party

Jersey Boys: Life of the party
Hailed as one of the best behind-the-music histories to hit the stage

Students use hugs to ease Sino-Japanese tensions

Students use hugs to ease Sino-Japanese tensions
After the successful hugging activity, the Japanese students are now working on a group activity.

'Jichikai,' Japanese-style neighbourhood watch

'Jichikai,' Japanese-style neighbourhood watch
Although joining the jichikai is voluntary, every household is expected to do so.


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