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Taiwan court suspends trial of ailing ex...

Taiwan court suspends trial of ailing ex-president

Taipei – A Taiwanese court has suspended the trial of former president Chen Shui-bian on the ground that he is suffering from depression, dementia and other health problems, officials said on Saturday. Chen, who is already serving a 20-year jail term for corruption, has been on trial since... read more »

Singapore man jailed for three years for cyber-stalking
Singapore man jailed for three years for...

Singapore man jailed for three years for cyber-stalking

Singapore – A man in Singapore was sentenced to three years in jail Friday for cyber-stalking US singer Leandra Ramm for six years from 2005 to 2011. Colin Mak Yew Loong, 38, had pleaded guilty to sending 31 e-mail messages to Ramm threatening to kill or harm her, Xinhua reported. The... read more »

North Korea threatens to attack South Korea
North Korea threatens to attack South Ko...

North Korea threatens to attack South Korea

Seoul – North Korea has threatened to attack South Korea without any advance notice, responding to anti-Pyongyang rallies on the second death anniversary of its leader Kim Jong-il earlier this week, South Korea’s defence ministry said Friday. South Korea’s National Security... read more »

Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down
Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down

Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down

Bangkok – Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday reiterated that she would not resign as demanded by anti-government protestors. Shinawatra insisted that, as per the country’s constitution, she will stay on until a new prime minister is elected, Xinhua reported. The... read more »

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Kim's executed uncle's wife likely involved in husband's execution

Kim’s executed uncle’s wife likely involved in husband’s execution

London – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt seem to be involved in making the final decision to execute her husband over power abuse and trying to overthrow the state. He... read more »

Execution in North Korea worries South Korea

Execution in North Korea worries South Korea

Seoul – South Korea expressed deep concern about a series of occurrences in North Korea, including the execution of Jang Song-Thaek, who was married to North Korean leader Kim Jong... read more »

Kim's executed uncle's wife likely involved in husband's execution

Deposed senior North Korean leader executed

Seoul – Jang Song-Thaek, deposed senior official of North Korea, has been executed after the Special Military Tribunal found him guilty of treason, the official news agency KCNA r!... read more »

Thai govt rejects call to delay elections after clashes

Thai protesters cut power to govt HQ, ask army to step in

Bangkok – Thai opposition protesters on Thursday cut power and water supplies to the government headquarters and appealed to the powerful military to intervene to topple premier... read more »

Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resolve crisis

Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resolve crisis

Bangkok – Thailand caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday invited all political parties and sections of the society to meet Sunday to seek solutions to the political deadlock in... read more »