HK, Macau, Taiwan must hold fast to principle, he says at inauguration of Macau's new govt. -ST
Singapore has appointed Mr Dominic Goh as its Ambassador to Laos and Mr Ong Keng Yong as its Non-Resident High Commissioner to Pakistan. -AsiaOne
Ling was demoted in September 2012 after sources said his son was involved in a deadly crash involving a luxury sports car. -Reuters
Authorities detected the local epidemic of HIV when they started testing in the community and found children as young as two and people in the 80s had contracted the virus. -Reuters
Besides stirring heated debate, the act has resulted in three officials of the hospital removed from their posts by the city's health bureau. -China Daily/ANN
The pontiff will hold a 10 to 15-minute dialogue with the dean of the Philippines' largest Islamic studies centre and a Taiwan-based Buddhist leader on January 18. -AFP
The mother of a man executed 20 years ago for a murder to which another person later confessed appeared in a Chinese court , as pressure builds to correct errors of justice. -AFP
Their sentences were lower than the prosecutors' recommended 10 years. -AFP
A judge in an Islamabad anti-terror court last week granted bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, accused over the siege on India's commercial capital that left 166 people dead. -AFP
South Korea's trade ministry said in a statement that high US tariffs on Korean steel pipes put them at price disadvantage compared with imports from India and other countries. -Reuters

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