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B. 03-25 Hong Kong prepares for new leader Hong Kong
2. 03-20 Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye faces prosecutors Seoul, South Korea
D. 03-17 Rex Tillerson arrives for tricky first China visit Beijing
4. 03-10 Critics call for arrest of impeached Park Geun-hye South Korea
03-09 Park Geun-hye: Court ousts scandal-hit president South Korea
G. 03-07 China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests Beijing
H. 03-03 China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017 Beijing
8. 03-03 Kim Jong-nam death: North Korean says arrest was 'conspiracy'

Recent Summary.     Click for More > Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tax exit bans   Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia Map of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Kuala Lumpur Malaysia  Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two unidentified women who stabbed him with 'poisoned needles' at a Malaysian airport before fleeing President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88   Bhumibol took over after World War II and led Thailand for the past 70 years; he was the modern world's longest-reigning living monarch Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test   North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006 North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest North Korea: Leader's uncle executed China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea US spy leaker 'defending liberty' North Korea: It will be 'all-out war' N Korea in 'state of war' with South Woman gang-raped in India dies Xi heads new Chinese leadership China dissident 'in US embassy' N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies Hatoyama takes over as PM
Hong Kong prepares for new leader Park Geun-hye: Court ousts scandal-hit president
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Sat.   Hong Kong  
Mar. 20   South Korea
Mar. 9   South Korea
  South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office
Mar. 7   Beijing China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests Mar. 6   Malaysia   Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tax exit bans   North Korea and Malaysia have banned each other's citizens from leaving their countries, in a growing row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam Mar. 3  Beijing  China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017  Beijing  Kim Jong-nam death: North Korean says arrest was 'conspiracy'

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Feb.22  North Korea  Kim Jong-nam killing: North Korea condemns Malaysia Feb.21  Malaysia  Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia seeks N Korea embassy official Feb.19  Malaysia  Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls Pyongyang envoy Feb.14   Malaysia   Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia
Map of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two unidentified women who stabbed him with 'poisoned needles' at a Malaysian airport before fleeing
Feb.1  South Korea  US defence chief Mattis visiting South Korea and Japan

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November 2016 ... more > Top ^
Nov.15   Jakarta 'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect
Nov.1   South Korea President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal  Park Geun-hye has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration

October 2016 ... more > Top ^
Oct.13   Bangkok Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88
Map of Siriraj Hospital Bangkok Thailand
  Bhumibol took over after World War II and led Thailand for the past 70 years; he was the modern world's longest-reigning living monarch


August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.8   Tokyo Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate  82-year-old Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his dutie...

May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.9  Manila  Hardliner Rodrigo Duterte 'set for presidency' May.5  North Korea  North Korea begins rare party gathering

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Mar.10  Japan  Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary

January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.16  Taiwan  Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president Jan.5   North Korea   North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006.    5.1 magnitude quake was detected close...


year 2015 Top ^

Dec.29  North Korea  North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash Dec.28   South Korea 'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement
Nov.7   Singapore China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks Oct.29   Beijing China to end one-child policy and allow two Aug.24  South Korea  South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions Aug.14  South Korea  Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2 Aug.5   Japan Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb Jun.17  Hong Kong  Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing poll plan May.12   North Korea North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'
  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports
Apr.28   Indonesia Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador
Mar.22   Singapore   Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew   The government announced that Lee, 91, 'passed away peacefully' early Monday at a Singapore hospital Mar.4   South Korea US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack   Mark W. Lippert was slashed by a man screaming about Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detaine... Jan.18   Manila     Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass Map of Rizal Park Philippines  Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.25   Aceh Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary
Dec.5  China  China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang Nov.30  Hong Kong  HK protesters clash with police at government HQ Nov.8  North Korea  North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae Oct.13  North Korea  North Korea says leader has reappeared Oct.12   Hong Kong Hong Kong police remove barricades Oct.9  North Korea  Kim Jong-unís absence fuels speculation about health, coup Oct.1   Hong Kong Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive Sep.28   Hong Kong Tear gas and clashes at HK protest Sep.26   Hong Kong   HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest  Scores of young pro-democracy activist faced off with riot police after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow reforms Aug.13  South Korea  Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law May.13  South Vietnam  Protest in Vietnam over China rig Mar.25  Beijing  China families vent missing plane fury Feb.19  North Korea  Two Koreas hold family reunions Feb.2  Bangkok  Protests disrupt Thailand election Jan.12   Bangkok Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown' Jan.8  North Korea  Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.27  Beijing  China reforms one-child policy Dec.14  China  China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon Dec.12   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed   Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government Dec.4  Bangkok  Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday Nov.24   Bangkok Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets
Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... Nov.18  Jakarta  Indonesia anger at Australia spy row Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Philippines aid effort gathers pace Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Aug.21  China  Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial Jun.10   Hong Kong     US spy leaker 'defending liberty'   Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'   The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national... Apr.5  North Korea  N Korea in foreign embassy warning Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and... Mar.7  North Korea  N Korea ends peace pacts with South Feb.11   North Korea North Korea confirms nuclear test

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died Dec.19  South Korea  Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory Dec.16  Japan  Japan's Abe warns on road ahead Nov.14   Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership   Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Pa... Sep.28  Beijing  China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau Sep.2  South Korea  'Moonies' founder dies aged 92 Aug.18  Japan  Japanese land on disputed island Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'   Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC Mar.26  South Korea  Leaders warn over nuclear threat Mar.10  Northern Japan  Japan marks deadly anniversary

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.29   North Korea N Korea hails Kim's son as leader
Dec.28   North Korea Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea Dec.18   North Korea     N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies   North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television in an emotional statement has announced Jul.3  Thailand  Thailand elects its first woman PM Jun.25  Beijing  Leading China activist Hu Jia 'freed'

year 2010 Top ^

Oct.9  North Korea  N. Korea leader, son make appearance Sep.27  North Korea  N Korean leader's son 'promoted' Sep.20   Japan China, Japan relations sour over captain
Aug.25  China  Kim Jong Il making China visit Jun.3  Japan  DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader May.19  South Korea  N. Korea responsible for sinking warship May.18  Thailand  Army advances on Bangkok protest site May.14   Thailand Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes May.13  Thailand  Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot Apr.10  Thailand  18 killed in Bangkok protests

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.15   Japan   Hatoyama takes over as PM  Parliament has formally confirmed Yukio Hatoyama as the prime minister. His Democratic Party of Japan won a huge poll victory last month Aug.30   Taiwan Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan
Aug.4   North Korea N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists May.22   South Korea Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself' Apr.10   Thailand Thai protests disrupt Asian summit

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.1   Thailand Top Thai court bans ruling party
Sep.9  North Korea  Kim missing from parade Jan.26  Jakarta  Former President Suharto dies at 86

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.23  Thailand  Thaksin ally wins Thai election Dec.14  Bali  Climate deal sealed by US U-turn Oct.1  North Korea  President Roh crossed Demilitarized Zone Sep.25  Japan  Lower house elects Fukuda as PM

year 2006 Top ^

Sep.25  Japan  Abe elected as new premier Sep.19  Thailand  Army chief leads coup while PM away Sep.5  Japan  Princess gives birth to boy

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.18  Hong Kong  WTO seals farms deal Sep.11  Japan  Koizumi secures landslide victory May.23  Japan  China rebukes Japan over shrine Apr.9   Beijing Protests target Japan
Feb.16  Japan  Kyoto Protocol comes into force Feb.9  North Korea  N. Korea Admits to Nukes, Out of Talks Jan.16  Beijing  Zhao Ziyang, Purged Chinese leader, dies

year 2004 Top ^

Mar.20  Taiwan  Call for recount as Chen wins

year 2003 Top ^

Oct.15  China  First Manned Space Flight Ends in Success

year 2002 Top ^

Nov.13  Beijing  Zemin, 5 other leaders stepping down

year 2001 Top ^

Jul.23  Indonesia  Megawati takes presidency

year 2000 Top ^

Jun.15  North Korea  Presidents of Koreas sign peace accord


  Hong Kong prepares for new leader  The candidate will be chosen by a committee of mostly pro-Beijing electors, rather than a public vote. Carrie Lam is China's choice China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal  Park Geun-hye has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration   Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass Map of Rizal Park Philippines  Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event Park Geun-hye: Court ousts scandal-hit president




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2016
May.9  Manila  Hardliner Rodrigo Duterte 'set for presidency'
Jan.16  Taiwan  Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president
2012
Dec.19  South Korea  Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory
2011
Jul.3  Thailand  Thailand elects its first woman PM
2007
Dec.23  Thailand  Thaksin ally wins Thai election
2005
Sep.11  Japan  Koizumi secures landslide victory
2004
Mar.20  Taiwan  Call for recount as Chen wins




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2013
Nov.22   China
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2005
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2014
Aug.13  South Korea  Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years
2012
Sep.2  South Korea  'Moonies' founder dies aged 92




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2017
Mar. 9   South Korea
  South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office
2008 Dec.1   Thailand Top Thai court bans ruling party



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2016 May.5  North Korea  North Korea begins rare party gathering



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2016 Mar.10  Japan  Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary 2015 Aug.14  South Korea  Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2 Aug.5   Japan Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb
2014 Dec.25   Aceh Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary 2012 Mar.10  Northern Japan  Japan marks deadly anniversary



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2017 Mar. 7   Beijing China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests
2013 Apr.5  North Korea  N Korea in foreign embassy warning 2012 Dec.16  Japan  Japan's Abe warns on road ahead



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2010 May.19  South Korea  N. Korea responsible for sinking warship



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2017 Mar. 6   Malaysia Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tax exit bans
  North Korea and Malaysia have banned each other's citizens from leaving their countries, in a growing row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam



East Asia, Politics Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2015 Dec.28   South Korea 'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement
Aug.24  South Korea  South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions 2007 Dec.14  Bali  Climate deal sealed by US U-turn 2005 Dec.18  Hong Kong  WTO seals farms deal 2000 Jun.15  North Korea  Presidents of Koreas sign peace accord



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2017 Feb.1  South Korea  US defence chief Mattis visiting South Korea and Japan 2014 Jan.8  North Korea  Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim 2010 Aug.25  China  Kim Jong Il making China visit 2009 Aug.30   Taiwan Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan
2007 Oct.1  North Korea  President Roh crossed Demilitarized Zone 2005 May.23  Japan  China rebukes Japan over shrine



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2015 Oct.29   Beijing China to end one-child policy and allow two
2014 Nov.8  North Korea  North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae Feb.19  North Korea  Two Koreas hold family reunions 2013 Jun.10   Hong Kong   US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance 2012 Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'   Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC 2011 Jun.25  Beijing  Leading China activist Hu Jia 'freed' 2009 Aug.4   North Korea N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists



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2017 Feb.21  Malaysia  Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia seeks N Korea embassy official Feb.19  Malaysia  Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls Pyongyang envoy 2015 Apr.28   Indonesia Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador
Mar.4   South Korea US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack   Mark W. Lippert was slashed by a man screaming about Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detaine...



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2015 Nov.7   Singapore China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks
2005 Feb.9  North Korea  N. Korea Admits to Nukes, Out of Talks



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2017 Mar. 20   South Korea Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye faces prosecutors
Feb.14   Malaysia   Kim Jong Un's half-brother reportedly assassinated in Malaysia
Map of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two unidentified women who stabbed him with 'poisoned needles' at a Malaysian airport before fleeing
2016 Nov.15   Jakarta 'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect 2015 May.12   North Korea North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'
  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports
2014 Dec.5  China  China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang Oct.13  North Korea  North Korea says leader has reappeared Oct.9  North Korea  Kim Jong-unís absence fuels speculation about health, coup 2013 Dec.12   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed   Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption
Aug.21  China  Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial 2012 Nov.14   Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership   Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Pa... Sep.28  Beijing  China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau 2011 Dec.29   North Korea N Korea hails Kim's son as leader 2010 Oct.9  North Korea  N. Korea leader, son make appearance Sep.27  North Korea  N Korean leader's son 'promoted' Jun.3  Japan  DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader 2009 Sep.15   Japan Hatoyama takes over as PM  Parliament has formally confirmed Yukio Hatoyama as the prime minister. His Democratic Party of Japan won a huge poll victory last month 2008 Sep.9  North Korea  Kim missing from parade 2006 Sep.25  Japan  Abe elected as new premier 2002 Nov.13  Beijing  Zemin, 5 other leaders stepping down 2001 Jul.23  Indonesia  Megawati takes presidency



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2016 Aug.8   Tokyo Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate  82-year-old Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his dutie... 2013 Dec.4  Bangkok  Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday 2006 Sep.5  Japan  Princess gives birth to boy



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2014 Nov.30  Hong Kong  HK protesters clash with police at government HQ Oct.12   Hong Kong Hong Kong police remove barricades
Oct.1   Hong Kong Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive Sep.28   Hong Kong Tear gas and clashes at HK protest Sep.26   Hong Kong HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest  Scores of young pro-democracy activist faced off with riot police after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow reforms May.13  South Vietnam  Protest in Vietnam over China rig Mar.25  Beijing  China families vent missing plane fury Feb.2  Bangkok  Protests disrupt Thailand election Jan.12   Bangkok Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown' 2013 Nov.24   Bangkok Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets 2010 May.18  Thailand  Army advances on Bangkok protest site May.14   Thailand Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes May.13  Thailand  Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot Apr.10  Thailand  18 killed in Bangkok protests 2009 Apr.10   Thailand Thai protests disrupt Asian summit 2005 Apr.9   Beijing Protests target Japan



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2013 Dec.14  China  China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon 2003 Oct.15  China  First Manned Space Flight Ends in Success



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2014 May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law




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2016 Jan.5   North Korea North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006.    5.1 magnitude quake was detected close...
2013 Feb.11   North Korea North Korea confirms nuclear test
2012 Mar.26  South Korea  Leaders warn over nuclear threat



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2016 Oct.13   Bangkok Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88
Map of Siriraj Hospital Bangkok Thailand
  Bhumibol took over after World War II and led Thailand for the past 70 years; he was the modern world's longest-reigning living monarch
2015 Dec.29  North Korea  North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash Mar.22   Singapore Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew   The government announced that Lee, 91, 'passed away peacefully' early Monday at a Singapore hospital 2012 Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died 2011 Dec.28   North Korea Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea Dec.18   North Korea   N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies   North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television in an emotional statement has announced 2009 May.22   South Korea Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself' 2008 Jan.26  Jakarta  Former President Suharto dies at 86 2005 Jan.16  Beijing  Zhao Ziyang, Purged Chinese leader, dies



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2015 Jun.17  Hong Kong  Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing poll plan 2013 Dec.27  Beijing  China reforms one-child policy 2007 Sep.25  Japan  Lower house elects Fukuda as PM