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South Koreans send anti-regime leaflets to North in balloons


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of South Korean activists and North Korean defectors launched balloons carrying propaganda leaflets to the North, protesting the succession of power in the ... Read more...

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North Korea to release US citizen held for six months


May 27th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) North Korea has said it would releasing an American citizen it has been holding for six months on unspecified charges, BBC reported.Eddie Jun Yong-su would be ... Read more...

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Jimmy Carter visits Cuba over the issue of tension with US


March 29th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Havana, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former US President Jimmy Carter is on a mission to Cuba to help ease tensions between the country and the United States. It is also expected that ... Read more...

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Bob Dylan’s China gig application under review by officials


March 4th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Bob Dylan's application to play a series of shows in China is being reviewed by officials, a year after authorities refused the folk legend permission to perform in ... Read more...

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Cuban-American lawmakers criticise Obama’s US-Cuba travel restriction plans


January 16th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): American Republican lawmakers of Cuban descent have criticised President Barack Obama's plans to ease US citizens' travel restrictions to Cuba that would allow educational and religious groups ... Read more...

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Obama working to ease US-Cuba travel restrictions


January 15th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): US President Barack Obama is reportedly looking to ease US citizens' travel restrictions to Cuba, allowing educational and religious groups to visit the communist country.Politico quoted ... Read more...

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Skinny jeans are a hot contraband North Korea


January 13th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pyongyang, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) North Korean authorities have lifted the age-long ban on women who wear skinny jeans.Until the release of the ban, any woman caught wearing tight jeans were fined ... Read more...

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Human excreta, skinny jeans, adult films ’selling like hot cakes in N.Korea’


December 29th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 29 (ANI): Skinny jeans, adult films and even human manure were among some of the must-have items for North Koreans, according to a South Korean professor who has interviewed ... Read more...

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New Chinese regulation seeks to distance Tibet from Dalai Lama


October 28th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BharatiDharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Oct.28 (ANI): The heads of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism and the Central Tibetan Administration's Department of Religion and Culture in Dharamsala rejected a regulation imposed by ... Read more...

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North Korean leader’s son made general


September 28th, 2010 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Sep 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been appointed as general, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s official news agency KCNA said Monday. This is ... Read more...

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Indian president to visit Laos


September 6th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Vientiane(Laos), Sep 6 (DPA) Indian President Pratibha Patil was to pay a state visit to Laos later this week, official reports said Monday. Patil was scheduled to arrive Thursday for a five-day ... Read more...

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Jimmy Carter Visits North Korea With A Mission To Free American Prisoner


August 26th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Early on Wednesday morning, Jimmy Carter reached North Korea with a humanitarian mission to free an American prisoner who has been sentenced to eight years hard ... Read more...

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North Korea confirms seizing South Korean boat


August 19th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Aug 19 (IANS) North Korea confirmed Thursday, 11 days after a South Korean boat with seven people on board had gone missing, that it had seized the fishing trawler. According to a ... Read more...

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China renews Google’s license


July 12th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Google’s right to operate in China has been renewed by the authorities for at least another year, according to a statement released by the search engine.Google ... Read more...

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North Korea to enhance nuclear deterrence


June 28th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 28 (DPA) North Korea announced Monday it would bolster its nuclear arsenal in a "newly developed way" in response to perceived US hostility, reports said. Tensions have been rising on ... Read more...

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North Korea out to shock world again (Group G team profile)


June 1st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 1 (DPA) North Korea shocked the world at the 1966 World Cup football finals in England by knocking out Italy to reach the quarter-finals. At South Africa 2010, it would ... Read more...

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Berbatov says Man U clash with Cheslea is ‘nothing personal, its purely business’


April 3rd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.3 (ANI): Dimitar Berbatov has said that Manchester United's clash with Cheslea tonight is 'nothing personal, its purely business'.There have already been offers for the Bulgarian to move from the ... Read more...

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Korean Official Executed For Ruining Nation’s Economy


March 19th, 2010 - 3:17 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an un-official announcement which was released this morning, the world learned the fate of the North Korean Official, Pak Nam-gi. He was reportedly dragged in front of ... Read more...

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Follow laws or face consequences, China tells Google


March 12th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) China warned Friday that internet search software giant Google will have to face consequence if it violates laws in the communist country. "It is irresponsible and unfriendly if Google ... Read more...

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North Korea committed to denuclearisation, Kim tells China


February 9th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has told visiting Chinese officials that his country remains committed to denuclearisation through six-nation talks. "The sincerity of relevant parties to resume the ... Read more...

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US not doing enough to improve relations: Cuba


January 29th, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Cuba has said the US was not making enough effort to improve bilateral relations with the communist country. President Barack Obama's administration is not taking basic steps to ... Read more...

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Obama criticises the Great Firewall of China (Update)


November 16th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 16 (ANI): President Barack Obama has criticized the "Great Firewall of China" or the internet censorship in the communist country by saying that the open internet use should be ... Read more...

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Is there a Kim Jong Il look alike?


November 1st, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pyongyang, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Speculation has been rife that Kim Jong Il has a very good-look alike who has been attending official functions on his behalf, as he himself is ... Read more...

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Sean Penn flies to Cuba to interview Fidel Castro


October 27th, 2009 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has jetted to Cuba to interview Fidel Castro for an article. Penn, who has come under fire for his support of the anti-US revolutionary ... Read more...

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Sean Penn to ‘interview Fidel Castro’


October 26th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Sean Penn has flown all the way to Cuba to interview politician Fidel Castro for a magazine article, according to reports.The Oscar winner has been criticised for ... Read more...

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US prepared for direct talks with North Korea


September 16th, 2009 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (DPA) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested the US is prepared to engage in direct talks with North Korea to encourage the communist country to rejoin negotiations over ... Read more...

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Zardari’s China connection sees him receiving ‘unprecedented’ protocol


September 5th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.5 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari seems to share a special relationship with China, as he receives an extra ordinary welcome in Beijing that no other leader of any state ... Read more...

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China wants stability at Myanmar border


September 1st, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (Xinhua) China Tuesday urged the Myanmar junta to restore "order and stability" at their border following unrest that triggered mass exodus of Myanmarese into the Communist country. "Safeguarding ... Read more...

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Clinton leaves North Korea with two journalists (Second Lead)


August 5th, 2009 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (DPA) US former president Bill Clinton left North Korea Wednesday morning with two American journalists who had been detained since March in the communist country, CNN reported. Clinton, Laura Ling ... Read more...

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Clinton leaves North Korea with journalists


August 5th, 2009 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Aug 5 (Xinhua) The two American journalists pardoned by North Korean leader Kim Jong Il left the country Wednesday aboard a chartered plane carrying the homebound former US president Bill Clinton. ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il makes rare public appearance


July 8th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 8 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il made a rare public appearance Wednesday at a memorial ceremony for his father, the country's late founder, on the 15th anniversary of ... Read more...

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Security Council condemns North Korean missile launches (Lead)


July 7th, 2009 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 7 (Xinhua) The UN Security Council has condemned the recent missile launches by North Korea and urged the communist country to fully comply with its obligations and relevant UN ... Read more...

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UN Security Council meets on North Korea


July 7th, 2009 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 7 (DPA) The UN Security Council held discussion Monday on the reported launch of seven missiles by North Korea in defiance of the UN resolution demanding a halt ... Read more...

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Nuclear issues of Iran, North Korea different: Medvedev


July 5th, 2009 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (Xinhua) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said the nuclear issues of both Iran and North Korea are different and Pyongyang's activities have raise more concerns than that of Tehran. "I ... Read more...

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North Korea ready to match UN resolution with new nuke test: CIA to Obama


June 12th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has been told by his intelligence officials that North Korea intends to conduct another nuclear test in response to the passing of a ... Read more...

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