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Kim Jong-Un rounds up executed uncle's relatives
Kim’s aunt survives purge with app...

Kim’s aunt survives purge with appointment to state committee

Sydney – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt, whose husband was executed last Friday for trying to overthrow the government, has been nominated for an ad-hoc state committee. Kim Kyong Hui’s name appeared in a state media dispatch at the sixth place in a list of more than 50... read more »

South Korea leader warns of North's 'reckless provocations'
South Korea leader warns of North’...

South Korea leader warns of North’s ‘reckless provocations̵...

Seoul – South Korean President Park Geun-Hye warned Monday of possible “reckless provocations” by North Korea after the shock execution of leader Kim Jong-Un’s uncle, calling for the military to step up vigilance. Pyongyang executed Jang Song-Thaek — Kim’s... read more »

Kim Jong Un's uncle’s execution sparks fears of regional instability
Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution sp...

Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution sparks fears of regional instability...

London – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution has sparked fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state. South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae warned that the purge could be followed by military moves from Pyongyang, including another nuclear test,... read more »

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

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

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 husband, Jang Song Thaek, was branded as a “traitor for all ages” and “despicable human... read more »

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Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections as mass protests continue

Ex-Thai PM Abhisit indicted for murder over rally crackdown

Bangkok – Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was indicted for murder Thursday in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok three... read more »

Thai "red shirts" prepare rally to back PM against protesters

Thai “red shirts” prepare rally to back PM against protesters

Bangkok – The red-shirted supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Wednesday they could take to the streets to protect the government from protesters who have... read more »

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra vows to continue to perform duties

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra vows to continue to perform duties

Bangkok – Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday pledged to continue performing her duties in accordance with the constitution until a new prime minister is elected. In... read more »

N Korea confirms Kim's uncle purged from power for 'anti-state' activities

N Korea confirms Kim’s uncle purged from power for ‘anti-state’ activiti...

Washington – North Korea has acknowledged the elimination of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle from power for “anti-state” acts and “double dealing.” According... read more »

Air defence zone remarks: China refutes Japanese PM

S Korea extends air defence zone to overlap with China’s

Johannesburg – South Korea has said it has extended its air defence zone to partially overlap with a similar zone declared by China two weeks ago. South Korea’s Defence Ministry... read more »