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Pakistan hangs 100th convict, Amnesty slams 'shameful milestone'

ISLAMABAD, April 28, 2015 (AFP) -- Pakistan on Tuesday carried out its 100th execution since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty last December, in what rights group Amnesty International described as a "shameful milestone".Hangings resumed after the country's bloodiest-ever militant ...

Updated : 2015.04.28 21:11

Eight Iraqis shot dead, dumped in Baghdad: officials

BAGHDAD, (AFP) -- Eight Iraqis were shot dead and dumped in Baghdad, officials said Tuesday, in what could be the second series of killings in recent days targeting men who fled Anbar province.An interior ministry official and a tribal leader said the men, who were found in the capital's J...

Updated : 2015.04.28 20:58

Man arrested in Bosnia over links to gunman in police attack

KUCIC KULA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Bosnian police on Tuesday arrested a man with suspected links to a gunman who stormed into a police station in the country's Bosnian Serb region shouting "Allahu akbar," killing one policeman and wounding two others before he died in the shootout.New ...

Updated : 2015.04.28 20:51

Afghan official: At least 52 dead in landslide in northeast

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A massive landslide in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least 52 people Tuesday, a provincial official said. The stricken area in Badakhshan province is cut off from the rest of the country, covered in snow and is only accessible from the a...

Updated : 2015.04.28 20:36

Ex-figure skater Kim Yu-na donates $100,000 for Nepal quake relief

Former Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na has donated $100,000 for Nepal earthquake relief, officials said Tuesday.  The Korean Committee for UNICEF, a U.N. organization providing aid to children in developing countries, said in a press release that Kim made the donation to help p...

Updated : 2015.04.28 14:28

S. Korea approves fertilizer aid for N. Korea

The South Korean government Monday approved a local civilian group's plan to send fertilizer to North Korea, the first of its kind in five years.  The Unification Ministry has decided to allow representatives from Ace Gyeongam, the foundation run by bed maker Ace, to visit the North on T...

Updated : 2015.04.27 11:51

Top antitrust regulator to attend int'l forum in Sydney

South Korea's antitrust watchdog said Monday its chief plans to attend an international meeting of regulators in Sydney this week to discuss ways to tackle new challenges that can distort the global market.  The International Competition Network meeting, scheduled to run from Tuesday to ...

Updated : 2015.04.27 11:49

Park sends condolences for Nepal quake deaths

President Park Geun-hye offered condolences Monday to the thousands of Nepalese people killed in a massive earthquake over the weekend.  Park expressed her sympathy in a letter to Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav earlier in the day, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.   "Our ...

Updated : 2015.04.27 11:48

U.S. document shows Japanese brutalities in Korea

Japanese imperial police committed torture and sexual violence against Korean school girls to quell pro-independence protests about a century ago when Korea was under Japanese colonial rule, a U.S. document showed.  The 27-page document, drawn up by the Commission on Relations with the O...

Updated : 2015.04.27 11:47

S. Korea to send 40-member relief team to quake-hit Nepal

South Korea said Monday it will dispatch more than 40 search and rescue workers to the earthquake-hit Nepal amid reports that many victims are still under the rubble.  The first 10-member group from the Korea Disaster Relief Team will head to the Himalayan nation at around 9 p.m. on Mond...

Updated : 2015.04.27 10:22

U.S. updates travel warning for North Korea

The United States has updated its warning against traveling to North Korea, saying American citizens could face arrest and lengthy detention due to Pyongyang's inconsistent application of its criminal law.  U.S. citizens have often been detained in North Korea on charges of anti-state an...

Updated : 2015.04.27 09:19

S. Korea pledges $1 mln for Nepal quake relief

South Korea on Sunday pledged $1 million in aid for earthquake-stricken Nepal and said it may consider sending an emergency rescue squad.  The decision was reached after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Saturday devastated Nepal, leaving more than 1,800 people dead and thousands of others i...

Updated : 2015.04.26 17:08

Russia cuts fishing quota for S. Korea on failed investment plan

Russia has nearly halved South Korea's fishing quota in its territorial waters, blaming Seoul for its failure to invest in Russian seaports as promised earlier, the Seoul government said Sunday.  Under a fisheries agreement signed last week, South Korean fishing ships will be allowed to ...

Updated : 2015.04.26 16:29

Ex-first lady Lee hoping for May visit to N. Korea

The widow of former President Kim Dae-jung hopes to visit North Korea next month, a trip that could help alleviate tension on the divided peninsula, her nonprofit organization said Sunday.  Lee Hee-ho, who was the first lady while Kim served in office from 1998 to 2003, is targeting late...

Updated : 2015.04.26 16:28

S. Korea mulls emergency relief for quake-stricken Nepal

South Korea is considering offering emergency relief for earthquake-stricken Nepal, a foreign ministry official said Sunday.  The official told Yonhap News Agency the government is looking into the possibility of offering Nepal relief funds and sending a message of condolence.  "We wil...

Updated : 2015.04.26 09:57