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I will be hard to beat next season: Blake


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 21 (IANS/CMC) Reigning 100 metres world champion Yohan Blake has sent out an early warning that he will be hard to beat when the new track and field ... Read more...

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IMF lowers 2012 growth outlook for South Korea


September 21st, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 21 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered Friday its 2012 economic growth outlook for South Korea to 3 percent from 3.5 percent estimated in April, citing the ... Read more...

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LG Electronics launches new flagship smartphone


September 18th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 18 (IANS) LG Electronics, South Korea's No.2 mobile phone-maker, launched Tuesday its newest flagship smartphone 'Optimus G' to better compete with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices and Apple's iPhone ... Read more...

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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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Lebanon beat Iran 1-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) Lebanon managed to beat Iran 1-0 in the Asian zone Football World Cup qualifier at the Cite Sportive Stadium here.Lebanon skipper Rida Antar headed the goal ... Read more...

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Mexico’s president-elect vows to reduce poverty


September 12th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto said in an address to political and business leaders that he planned to focus on reducing the poverty that afflicts 52 ... Read more...

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100 threatened animals, plants face extinction by 2020


September 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) An international consortium of more than 8,000 scientists has called for urgent help to save Earth's 100 most threatened animals, plants and fungi, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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South Korea’s IT exports grow


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 11 (IANS) South Korean exports of information technology (IT) products grew for the first time in six months due to solid demand for display panels and system chips, ... Read more...

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South Korea’s auto production plunges


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 9 (IANS) South Korea's automobile production plunged 25.9 percent in August from a year earlier due to frequent partial strikes by major automakers, a government report showed Sunday.Auto ... Read more...

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Pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore seized


September 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 7 (IANS) Around 390 kg of pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore have been seized in Mizoram, police said Friday.Customs and Mizoram Police officials Thursday night raided a house ... Read more...

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South Korea’s sovereign debt risks down


September 7th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 7 (IANS) South Korea's sovereign debt risks fell sharply after rating appraiser Fitch upgraded the country's sovereign rating to "AA-minus", data showed Friday.According to the Korea Center for ... Read more...

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South Korea’s Q2 GDP growth revised down


September 6th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 6 (IANS) South Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the second quarter was revised down to 0.3 percent, the central bank said Thursday.Real GDP, the broadest measure ... Read more...

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Samsung Galaxy S3 sales top 20 mn


September 6th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 6 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Thursday said global sales of its Galaxy S3 smartphone topped 20 million at a faster pace than any of its predecessors.According to an e-mailed ... Read more...

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South Korea’s foreign reserves hit new high


September 5th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 5 (IANS) South Korea's foreign currency reserves hit a new high last month due to a rise in conversion value of non-dollar assets and a growth in investment ... Read more...

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Japan defeats Myanmar in Asian volleyball


September 4th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 4 (IANS) Japan defeated Myanmar in three straight sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-15) on the third day of the third Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Men in Vietnam's ... Read more...

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11 Indian firms in Forbes Asia’s Fab 50


September 4th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) India claims the second-biggest haul after China in Asia's Fab 50 with 11 Indian companies, up from seven last year, figuring in Forbes 2012 list of ... Read more...

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Russia to increase energy exports to Asia-Pacific


September 4th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow , Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia would increase exports of oil and natural gas to the Asia-Pacific to counterbalance instability in supplies from the Middle East, according to an ... Read more...

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South Korea’s auto sales tumble


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 3 (IANS) South Korea's automobile sales tumbled 7.1 percent last month from a year earlier due to weak demand at home and abroad caused by economic slowdown as ... Read more...

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‘Global economic slowdown delays South Korean recovery’


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 3 (IANS) Global economic slowdown caused mainly by Europe's fiscal crisis has been delaying South Korea's economic recovery, the nation's finance minister said Monday."Exports showed a minus growth ... Read more...

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South Korea’s consumer price index rises


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 3 (IANS) South Korea's consumer price index rose 1.2 percent in August from a year earlier, staying in the 1 percent level for two straight months, a report ... Read more...

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India lose to Iran in Asian Volleyball


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 2 (IANS) Iran beat India 3-1 on the second day of the Asian Men's Cup Volleyball Championship in Vietnam's northern Vinh Phuc province Sunday.On the first day of ... Read more...

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Asian Volleyball: India outclass Australia


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 2 (IANS) India defeated Australia in straight sets 25-18, 25-22, 25-23 in the 3rd Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for men in Vietnam's Vinh Phuc province, reports Xinhua.India ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade balance posts $2 bn surplus


September 1st, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 1 (IANS) South Korea's trade balance posted a surplus of $2.04 billion last month as imports contracted at a faster pace than exports, a government report showed Saturday.Trade ... Read more...

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Samsung has not infringed Apple’s key patent: Tokyo court


August 31st, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 31 (IANS) The Tokyo District Court Friday ruled that Samsung Electronics Co. has not infringed Apple Inc.'s smartphone and tablet computer patent.The ruling came after a US jury's ... Read more...

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Hyundai to invest $130 mn in new plant in Mexico


August 30th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) South Korean automaker Hyundai Motors Company's Mexican unit said it planned to invest $130 million in a new plant that will manufacture aluminum auto parts ... Read more...

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South Korea’s current account surplus hits new high


August 29th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 29 (IANS) South Korea's current account surplus hit a new high last month as imports contracted at a faster pace than exports, data by the central bank showed ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga to perform in Russia


August 28th, 2012 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pop star Lady Gaga will perform her first ever concert in Russia in December, gig organisers said.The Dec 9 gig in St. Petersburg is part ... Read more...

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South Korea’s consumer confidence weakens


August 27th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 27 (IANS) South Korea's consumer confidence weakened in August amid lingering uncertainties at home and abroad, data by the central bank showed Monday.The consumer sentiment index (CSI), which ... 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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Brazil revives bullet-train project


August 24th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has announced the revival of a $16.5 billion high-speed railway project that would link Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.The National Agency of Terrestrial Transport, ... Read more...

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India can develop cheapest nuclear reactor


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India can develop world's cheapest nuclear reactor - of 700 Megawatt (MW) capacity - at a cost of $1,700 per kilowatt, parliament was informed Thursday."India ... Read more...

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Sharath in Asian team for European TT tourney


August 21st, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India's top paddler Sharath Kamal has been included in the Asian team for the Euro-Asia Event European Stage table tennis event to be held ... Read more...

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South Korea’s foreign debts grow to $418.6 bn


August 21st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) South Korea's foreign debts grew to $418.6 billion in the second quarter of this year as lenders increased their short-term borrowing from overseas, the central bank ... 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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Kim Jong-un inspects artillery unit before South Korea-US drill


August 18th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Saturday inspected a frontline artillery unit ahead of a planned South Korea-US annual joint military exercise, state media reported.During his visit ... Read more...

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