Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau was found guilty Friday of bribing a disgraced former minister in the gambling enclave of Macau in an attempt to purchase a prime development site in the former Portuguese colony.
Tokyo (AFP) - Fukushima nuclear plant workers rallied outside the headquarters of operator Tokyo Electric Power on Friday, complaining they were forced to work for meagre pay in dangerous conditions.
Manila (AFP) - The Philippines and Muslim rebels are to sign a treaty on March 27 to end one of Asia's longest and deadliest rebellions, a senior aide to President Benigno Aquino said Friday.
Taipei (AFP) - A Taiwanese air force major and a karaoke bar owner have been charged with leaking military secrets to China, prosecutors said Friday, in the latest espionage case to hit the island.
Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia's main opposition party nominated the hugely popular governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, as its presidential candidate Friday, setting him up as the leading contender for July elections.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysia confirmed Friday that the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane had been expanded into the Indian Ocean, but declined to comment on US reports that the jet had flown for hours after going missing.
Beijing (AFP) - China's troubled Jade Rabbit moon rover "woke up" again early Friday, though the mechanical troubles that have plagued it remain unfixed, the government said.
Hanoi (AFP) - Vietnam has downgraded its search for a missing Malaysian airliner from "emergency to regular," an official said Friday, as the hunt shifted to the Indian Ocean and away from the South China Sea where the jet last made contact.
Peshawar (Pakistan) (AFP) - A bomb attack targeting police in northwest Pakistan on Friday killed at least five people, officers said.
Tokyo (AFP) - A Japanese research institute said Friday it may retract a study that promised a revolutionary way to create stem cells after claims its data was faulty, dealing a huge blow to what was touted as a game-changing discovery.
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