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Iraqi forces retake government HQ, museum in Mosul

Iraqi forces said Tuesday they had seized the main government offices in Mosul and its famed museum as they made steady progress in their battle to retake the city's west from jihadists. News of the...

Updated : 2017.03.07 19:47

[Graphic News] Book purchases hit record low last year: data

South Koreans’ purchases of printed books hit a record low in 2016, official data showed Saturday, in another sign they are reading fewer books due to factors such as falling income, the growing use...

Updated : 2017.03.07 18:19

New rules give Japan’s Abe chance to lead until 2021

TOKYO (AFP) -- Japan’s ruling party on Sunday extended term limits for its leaders, a change that gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a shot at becoming Japan’s longest-serving post-war leader. Abe wo...

Updated : 2017.03.05 21:11

[Graphic News] Smartphones boost use of internet banking

The number of South Koreans who used internet banking services rose last year, due mainly to increased access via smartphones, a survey showed Wednesday. The ratio of South Koreans aged over 12 who ...

Updated : 2017.03.05 18:28

[Newsmaker] Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones

President Donald Trump on Saturday accused Barack Obama of tapping his phones during last year’s White House campaign, charges that his predecessor denied as “simply false.” “I’d bet a good ...

Updated : 2017.03.05 16:14

China defence spending to rise ‘around 7%’: official

BEIJING (AFP) - China will raise defence spending by “around seven percent” this year as it guards against “outside meddling” in its disputed territorial claims in Asian waters, a top official said S...

Updated : 2017.03.04 12:54

Suspected militiamen kidnap 5 workers at Banro's east Congo mine

Suspected militiamen have kidnapped five workers at Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the company said on Thursday, in the second attack on its facilities in a mo...

Updated : 2017.03.02 19:50

[Graphic News] 1 in 10 foreigners staying in S. Korea without permission

According to data released by the Ministry of Justice, 211,320, or 10.5 percent of foreign residents living here as of the end of January, were staying without a valid visa. The total shot up to 223...

Updated : 2017.03.02 18:28

[Graphic News] Tiny plastic particles clogging oceans: report

Invisible particles washed off products like synthetic clothing and car tires account for up to a third of the plastic polluting the oceans, impacting ecosystems and human health, a top conservationi...

Updated : 2017.03.01 18:25

[Newsmaker] Suspects charged with murder of Kim

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) -- Appearing calm and solemn, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea‘s leader, were charged with murder Wedne...

Updated : 2017.03.01 17:32

Speech viewers stunned by on-script, less fiery Trump

Who was that calm, composed man, and what has he done with Donald Trump? That may have been the most common reaction from the viewers of the president’s address to Congress on Tuesday night. Those...

Updated : 2017.03.01 15:26

[Graphic News] Los Angeles takes title of world's most congested city

The “Global Traffic Scoreboard” study was published by Inrix, which dubs itself the world leader in transportation analytics. It examined 1,064 cities across 38 countries in one of the largest traf...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:55

Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed

MOSCOW (AFP) -- Thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday in memory of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, two years after he was shot dead near the Kremlin. The assassinatio...

Updated : 2017.02.26 22:07

Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

ATLANTA (AP) -- When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minne...

Updated : 2017.02.26 22:05

Myanmar's Suu Kyi breaks silence on killing of top lawyer

YANGON (AFP) -- Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month long silence on the daylight assassination of her advisor, calling his killing a "great loss" for the country's democracy...

Updated : 2017.02.26 21:00