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  • S. Korea to return remains of Chinese troops killed in Korean War

    Date: 2015-02-10 09:37:55 GMT - south korea - World - SN:25 - ID:1933133

    SEOUL, Feb 10 (MENA) - South Korea and China agreed Tuesday to hold a ceremony next month to repatriate 68 sets of remains of Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War to their homeland, the defense ministry here said, according to ....

  • S. Korea deleted from U.S. list of illegal fishing countries

    Date: 2015-02-10 09:36:47 GMT - south korea - World - SN:23 - ID:1933121

    SEJONG, Feb. 10 (MENA) - The United States has removed South Korea from its preliminary list of illegal fishing countries, Yonhap reported quoting the government as saying Tuesday. "The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has ....

  • Clashes in protest over high cost of fuel in Haiti

    Date: 2015-02-10 09:26:50 GMT - Haiti - World - SN:20 - ID:1932637

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Feb 10 (MENA) - Police in Haiti have clashed with anti-government protesters angry about the high cost of fuel, BBC reported. Several people were injured as police moved in to clear roadblocks set up in the capital, ....

  • S. Korean, U.S. Marines stage drill near N. Korea

    Date: 2015-02-10 08:33:58 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:1932629

    SEOUL, Feb 10 (MENA) - South Korean and U.S. Marines held a joint maritime infiltration drill near the South's border island on Tuesday as part of efforts to boost joint combat readiness and interoperability, Yonhap reported quoting the Marine Corps ....

  • Japan okays use of aid for foreign militaries in noncombat operations

    Date: 2015-02-10 07:47:22 GMT - Japan - World - SN:10 - ID:1932309

    TOKYO, Feb 10 (MENA) - The Japanese government on Tuesday adopted a foreign aid charter that approves use of Japan's official development assistance to support foreign military forces in noncombat operations such as disaster relief, infrastructure ....

  • Malaysia court upholds Anwar Ibrahim sodomy conviction

    Date: 2015-02-10 06:49:58 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:2 - ID:1932045

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (MENA) - Malaysia's top court has upheld opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's conviction for sodomy, the BBC reported Tuesday. Anwar was accused of having sex with a male aide in 2008. Sodomy is illegal in Muslim-majority ....

  • India arrests 9 for raping, killing mentally ill Nepalese woman

    Date: 2015-02-09 20:09:36 GMT - India - World - SN:193 - ID:1931197

    NEW DELHI, Feb 9 (MENA) - Police in India say they have arrested eight men over the gang rape and murder of a mentally ill Nepalese woman, the BBC reported on Monday. The 28-year-old woman went missing on 1 February in the town of Rohtak in ....

  • Chinese tycoon executed for his links to gangland murders

    Date: 2015-02-09 20:08:27 GMT - China - World - SN:192 - ID:1931121

    BEIJING, Feb 9 (MENA) – A Chinese mining billionaire who once launched a bid for Australia's Sundance Resources was executed for multiple murders today, The Daily Mail reported on Monday. Liu Han, his younger brother Liu Wei and three accomplices ....

  • US to continue support for Iraq in fight against Daesh

    Date: 2015-02-09 18:53:30 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:181 - ID:1930541

    BAGHDAD, Feb 9 (MENA) – US Ambassador to Iraq Stewart Jones stressed on Monday that his country would continue supporting Iraq in its fight against Daesh militant group. The US diplomat made the pledge at a joint press conference with Iraq's ....

  • Pentagon spent $504,816 on Viagra last year

    Date: 2015-02-09 18:41:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:180 - ID:1930729

    WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (MENA) – The Department of Defense (DoD) spent more than a half a million dollars on the male enhancement drug Viagra last year, FOX News reported on Monday. The Pentagon issued 60 contracts worth $504,816 for the drug in 2014. ....

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