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S&P; upgrades South Korea’s sovereign rating


September 14th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 14 (IANS) Global credit rating appraiser Standard & Poor Friday upgraded the sovereign rating on South Korea by one notch to "A-plus", just one notch lower than those ... Read more...

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North Korea Celebrates National Day


September 11th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pyongyang, Sept 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) North Korea celebrated its independence day. Various types of dances that were performance that conformed to the Arirang dance that is famous in this country. The ... Read more...

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Iran, North Korea call for expanded ties


September 1st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 1 (IANS) Iran and North Korea Saturday called for expansion of bilateral ties.During a meeting with North Korea's ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah ... Read more...

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Iran ready to expand ties with North Korea


August 28th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 27 (IANS) Iran is ready to increase its ties with North Korea in all fields, the Islamic country's foreign minister has said.Speaking while meeting his North Korean ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un signs order of battle


August 27th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has signed an order of battle to counter possible attacks by South Korea and the US, state-run news agency KCNA reported.During ... Read more...

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Pyongyang condemns South Korea-US military drill


August 19th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) North Korea Sunday condemned the upcoming South Korea-US annual joint military exercises, and termed it an "unpardonable military provocation and a declaration of an all-out war" ... Read more...

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US keeps Russia on ‘national threat’ list


August 17th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has extended a legal act that lists Russia, among 16 other states, as a national threat, and allows for the freezing ... Read more...

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China, North Korea to develop economic zones


August 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China will develop two economic zones in North Korea, China's commerce ministry announced Tuesday.Both sides met here Tuesday to discuss the setting up of Rason Economic ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s elite behave like foreign agents: A.Q. Khan


August 13th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan's elite "toe the American line and behave like foreign agents", said disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan who lamented the "current inept and corrupt ... Read more...

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Final medal table at 2012 London Olympic Games


August 13th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) The following is the final medal table at the 2012 London Olympic Games which concluded here Sunday. India finished 55th.Country Gold Silver Bronze TotalUnited States ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Azerbaijan’s Asgarov wins gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Azerbaijan's Toghrul Asgarov won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 60 kg wrestling division at the Olympics Saturday.Asgarov defeated reigning World Champion Besik Kudukhov ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Russia’s Otarsultanov lands controversial gold


August 11th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's double European champion Dzhamal Otarsultanov won the Olympic gold in the 55 kg category of the freestyle wrestling tournament Friday.Otarsultanov was made to fight ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: North Korea’s Yang grapples to bronze


August 11th, 2012 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea's Yang Kyong-il took the Olympic bronze in the men's 55 kg freestyle wrestling category Friday.Yang, a 2009 world champion, finished off his opponent ... Read more...

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Olympics: Latest medals tally


August 8th, 2012 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The following is the latest medal standings of the 2012 London Games here Tuesday.Country Gold Silver Bronze Total China 34 20 17 71 US 30 16 20 66 Britain 22 ... Read more...

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169 killed in North Korea floods


August 6th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Severe floods have killed up to 169 people and injured 144 in North Korea since July, state KCNA news agency reported.Another 400 people have gone ... Read more...

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Olympics: Medals tally (Updated)


August 5th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) The following is the medal's tally at the 2012 London Olympics here Saturday:Country Gold Silver Bronze Total US 26 13 15 54 China 25 16 12 ... Read more...

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Flood-hit North Korea requests UN food aid


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) North Korea has urged the UN to provide emergency supplies, including food and fuel, after one of the country's worst floods have left over 100 ... Read more...

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Olympics: Medal tally


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The following is the medals tally of the 2012 London Olympics Thursday:Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TotalChina 18 11 4 33 US 15 8 ... Read more...

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Olympics: Medals’ tally (Updated)


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The following is the medals tally of the 2012 London Olympics Wednesday:Country Gold Silver Bronze TotalChina 17 9 4 30 USA 12 8 9 29 South Korea 6 ... Read more...

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Olympics: Medals’ tally


August 1st, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The following is the medals' tally of the 2012 London Olympics Tuesday.Country Gold Silver Bronze TotalChina 10 6 3 19 US 7 7 ... Read more...

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Olympic weightlifting: Ravi Kumar finishes sixth in 69kg


July 31st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) India's participation in the Olympic weightlifting event ended Tuesday when Katulu Ravi Kumar finished sixth in Group B of the 69kg category.Ravi Kumar lifted 303kg with ... Read more...

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China criticises US report on religious freedom


July 31st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) China has criticised the US government's report on international religious freedom, calling it "a notorious practice of blatantly interfering in the internal affairs of other countries".The ... Read more...

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India respects religious freedom: US report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) India has been lauded by an official US report for "generally respecting" religious freedom, but said prosecution was often weak for perpetrators of "religiously oriented violence".The ... Read more...

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Olympics: Medals’ tally (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The following is the medals' tally of the 2012 London Olympics Monday.Country Gold Silver Bronze Total China 8 4 2 14 US 3 5 5 13 Italy 2 ... Read more...

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Olympics: North Korea’s Om wins gold with record lift


July 30th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea's Om Yun Chol took men's 56 kg weightlifting gold at the London Olympics Sunday after joining a small group of athletes who have ... Read more...

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Cuban wins Olympic silver in judo


July 30th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Cuban judo athlete Yanet Bermoy had to settle for the silver medal in the 52-kg class after losing to North Korea's Kum Ae An Sunday at ... Read more...

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Olympic TT: Ghosh’s loss ends Indian challenge


July 29th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh put up a spirited effort against higher ranked Kim Hyok Bong of North Korea before going down in the men's singles second round at ... Read more...

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88 killed in North Korea floods


July 29th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Floods triggered by torrential downpour have killed 88 people in North Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported.A total of 134 were reported injured and around ... Read more...

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Olympics: Medals tally


July 29th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The following is the medals tally of the 2012 London Games here Saturday.Country Gold Silver Bronze TotalChina ... Read more...

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China’s Wang finally lifts Olympic gold


July 29th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's four-time world champion Mingjuan Wang finally won an Olympic weightlifting gold Saturday, needing just three lifts to blow away the rest of the field.Wang, ... Read more...

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South Korean activist allegedly electrocuted while detained in China


July 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- A South Korean activist who was detained in China in March is claiming to have suffered abuse at the hands of authorities there, including torture by ... Read more...

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North Korea confirms mystery woman is leader’s wife


July 26th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong-un, is married, state-run media confirmed on Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about a young woman who accompanied the world's ... Read more...

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London apologises to North Korea after flag blunder


July 26th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) The organisers of 2012 London Olympic Games have issued a statement of apology after mistakenly using the national flag of South Korea for the North Korean ... Read more...

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North Korea confirms Kim Jong-un is married (Lead, changing dateline)


July 25th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) North Korean state media have confirmed for the first time that the country's leader Kim Jong-un is married, the BBC reported Wednesday.Reports referred to him attending ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un gets married: North Korean TV


July 25th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has got married, South Korea's Renhap news agency said Wednesday quoting North Korean TV.North Korean TV recently showed footage of ... Read more...

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