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23 May 2013 : Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has threatened to sack everyone in his finance department over a $32 million scam involving top officials and lawyers, reports said Thursday.
23 May 2013 : South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Thursday that global sales of its latest flagship Galaxy smartphone had topped 10 million units less than a month after its debut.
23 May 2013 : Prosecutors will grill IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday as they investigate whether she should be charged in connection with a state payout to a disgraced tycoon during her time as French finance minister.
23 May 2013 : Survivors of the killer tornado that ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb rolled up their sleeves under a blazing sun and got down to the long, hard task of rebuilding their lives.
23 May 2013 : Indonesian event organiser Risti Rahmadi wears an Islamic headscarf, uses halal lipstick and knows that it's time to pray when an app on her BlackBerry emits Koranic verses five times a day.
23 May 2013 : KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Prosecutors are pursuing rape charges against a 40-year-old Malaysian who allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old girl and then married her.
23 May 2013 : A handful of marines living on a World War II-era ship that is grounded on a remote, tiny reef is the Philippines' last line of defence against China's efforts to control most of the South China Sea.
23 May 2013 : Manufacturing activity in China contracted in May for the first time in seven months, HSBC said Thursday, in another sign of the weakness of recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
23 May 2013 : A militant and a ranger were killed, and another ranger critically wounded, in a clash in Narathiwat’s Cho Airong district early Thursday morning, reports said.
23 May 2013 : The baht fell by the most in almost two weeks as speculation the US Federal Reserve will scale back its bond-buying damped demand for emerging-market assets.
23 May 2013 : The head of the IRS office that oversees non-profit groups refused to testify at a congressional panel probing abuse at the US tax agency, but defiantly declared she had done nothing wrong.
23 May 2013 : The United States should consider curbs on Chinese investment or even offensive operations against hackers to address the growing toll from intellectual property theft, a report said.