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North Korea Threatens Military Attack if Activists in South Korea Launch Balloons with Leaflets

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has threatened to shell South Korea if activists in the South send anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Friday that the Western Front Command of the Korean People’s Army would conduct a “merciless strike” without warning on northwestern Phaju City, where activists say they will launch […]

Burma Authorizes Foreign Credit Cards

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burma has approved the introduction of foreign credit cards, a move that will greatly simplify life for visitors to the former outcast nation. The state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported Friday that the finance ministry has given approval for Visa, MasterCard, China UnionPay and Japan Credit Bureau to enter the long-closed country. The paper […]

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Obama, Romney Share Jokes and Insults at Charity Dinner

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney made fun of themselves and each other at a high-profile charity dinner Thursday in New York. The formal event hosted by the city’s Catholic Archdiocese at the Luxury Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was a chance for the candidates to take a break from an often combative presidential […]

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