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Security all set for Seoul nuke summit

Security all set for Seoul nuke summit

Officials in charge of security for the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit rappel down a building at the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae Monday as they demonstrate various responses to possible contingencies. Thunderous bangs are heard and yellowish toxic smoke starts billowing from a terrace on the second floor of the presidential office Cheong […]

WB says extreme poverty population declines, more efforts needed

WB says extreme poverty population declines, more efforts needed

The World Bank said Wednesday that the extreme poverty population in every region of the developing world declined by 13 million between 2005 and 2008, but more efforts are needed to fight against it. The Washington-based institution said in a report about 1.29 billion people lived below 1.25 U.S. dollars a day in 2008, equivalent […]

Thai mom gets 41-year jail term for prostituting underage daughter

Thai mom gets 41-year jail term for prostituting underage daughter

   A criminal court sentenced a woman to 41 years in jail for prostituting three girls including her own daughter to an English expat man on several occasions between 2008 to August 2010, local media reported on Wednesday. According to the report, Tim Wongsiri, 50, forced two girls, who were under 15, and her own […]

Kuwait celebrates 51st National Day

Kuwait celebrates 51st National Day

Kuwait Embassy(Ambassador H.E. Muteb Al-Mutoteh) here held a banquet to celebrate the 51st National Day and the 21st Anniversary of Liberation from Iraqi invasion at Hotel Shilla in downtown Seoul Monday (Feb. 27). This year marks the 51st anniversary of independence from U.K. in 1961 and 21st year of liberation from Iraqi military occupation of  its territory in 1991. Ambassadors from 21 diffrent contries took part the event. They are from Algeria, […]

One third of Indian youth willing to go into politics if given a chance

One third of Indian youth willing to go into politics if given a chance

Indian youth’s interest in politics has consistently risen and a significant number of them are willing to enter the field if given a chance, according to a study carried by local media Wednesday. Moreover, Indian youths of middle class are more in favor of making politics a career than their counterparts in other economic strata, […]

Beijing struggles to reduce carbon emissions

Beijing struggles to reduce carbon emissions

With 350 million tonnes of coal burned a year in pan-Beijing area, it is difficult for Beijing to fulfill its goal of reducing air pollution, officials and political advisors have said ahead of China’s pending legislative sessions. Meng Wei, head of the Chinese Institute of Environmental Sciences and a longtime low-carbon advocator, said Beijing should […]

Made-in-China goods face ban at Insa-dong

Made-in-China goods face ban at Insa-dong

Seoul City and Jongno Office are moving to drive made-in-China products out of Insa-dong under concerns that low-quality foreign products tarnish the image of the tourist district famous for traditional Korean craftworks and other cultural items. But the plan is drawing a backlash from merchants there. It is also possible that it contradicts related laws. […]

21-time Mt. Qomolangma summitter awarded with Guinness World Record

21-time Mt. Qomolangma summitter awarded with Guinness World Record

Nepal’s mountaineering legend Appa Sherpa was awarded with Guinness World Record (GWR) for climbing the highest mountain Mt. Qomolangma for 21 times on Monday. GWR officials, who were in town since Saturday, took the opportunity of their arrival in Nepal to award Sherpa with the GWR award. The 52-year-old Sherpa, who started to climb the […]

Limb transplant patient dies in Turkey

The patient who received the world’ s first quadruple limb transplant in a university hospital in the Turkish capital of Ankara died on Monday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. Doctors at the Hacettepe University in Ankara was quoted as saying that the patient, Sevket Cavdar, “died despite all precautions and intensive care treatment.” Cavdar […]

S. Korea urges China to stop repatriating NK defectors at UN

South Korea urged China to stop repatriating North Korean defectors detained there in a speech at the United Nations, Monday. It said they fled from the destitute communist state “in pursuit of freedom and the right to live” and their repatriation amounts to a “grave infringement of human rights.” This was the latest in a […]

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