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South Korea Lights Border Christmas Tree

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has allowed a Christian group to light a massive steel Christmas tree tower near the country’s tense border with North Korea. The holiday display is thought to be in response to North Korea’s recent launching of a long-range rocket that South Korea and the U.S. say was a test of banned missile technology. […]

North Korean Leader Calls for More Powerful Rockets

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s leader has called for the development of more powerful rockets, following last week’s successful launch of a long-range rocket. Kim Jong Un made the call for the advancement of North Korean rockets while speaking at a banquet for rocket scientists Friday in Pyongyang. “You should develop and launch a variety of working satellites, […]

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“Gangnam Style” Makes YouTube History

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean pop artist Psy and his “Gangnam Style” video marked a historic milestone Friday. “Gangnam Style” is the first YouTube video to receive one billion views. The video was posted on the site in July. Psy raps in Korean in the video while dancing as if he is riding an invisible horse. Psy, who […]

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North Korean Leader Calls for More Powerful Rockets

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s leader has called for the development of more powerful rockets, following last week’s successful launch of a long-range rocket. The official state media reported Saturday Kim Jong Un made the call for the advancement of North Korean rockets at a banquet Friday in Pyongyang. The U.S., South Korea, Japan and various other governments […]

Alcohol Off Menu for China’s Military

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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China’s military commission has initiated strict changes for high-ranking military officers in an effort to curb a stream of corruption scandals. Reports in state media Friday said the Central Military Commission’s new rules ban senior officers from holding receptions featuring alcohol and staying in luxury hotels when on work trips. According to the new commission […]

Alcohol Off Menu for China’s Military

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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China’s military commission has initiated strict changes for high-ranking military officers in an effort to curb a stream of corruption scandals. Reports in state media Friday said the Central Military Commission’s new rules ban senior officers from holding receptions featuring alcohol and staying in luxury hotels when on work trips. According to the new commission […]

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Kidnapped S. Korean Workers Released in Nigeria

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Four South Korean workers kidnapped earlier this week in Nigeria have been released. The employees of Hyundai Heavy Industries were handed over to South Korean officials late Friday. Neither the South Korean government officials nor Hyundai disclosed any information about negotiations that led to the release or if any ransom was paid.

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39 Killed in Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kenya say at least 39 people — 30 villagers and nine attackers — have been killed in fresh clashes between two rival ethnic groups in the southeastern Tana River region. A local police official says a group of ethnic Pokomo, armed with spears and firearms, raided a village belonging to the Orma people […]

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North Korea Confirms Arrest of US Citizen

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it has arrested a U.S. citizen for committing crimes against the state after he entered the reclusive communist country as a tourist. The official Korean Central News Agency said Friday the man, identified as Bae Jun Ho, has confessed to unspecified crimes that it said were “proven through evidence.” It said legal […]

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30 Dead Following Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kenya say at least 30 people have been killed in fresh clashes between two rival ethnic groups in the southeastern Tana River region. A local police official says a group of ethnic Pokomo, armed with spears and firearms, raided a village belonging to the Orma people in the pre-dawn hours of Friday. The […]

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