South Korea ferry owner seeks asylum: report
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South Korea ferry owner seeks asylum: report

SEOUL (AFP) – South Korean prosecutors investigating April’s ferry disaster said on Tuesday the fugitive head of the family that owns the vessel had indirectly approached a foreign embassy in Seoul over asylum, but was rejected. Briefing

North Korea denies drone flights
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North Korea denies drone flights

SEOUL (REUTERS) – North Korea on Monday accused US and South Korean authorities of fabricating the results of a probe that concluded Pyongyang sent small surveillance drones, or unmanned aircraft, to spy on key South Korean installations in March.

Market largely unaffected by HDB subletting caps
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Market largely unaffected by HDB subletting caps

Six months after the start of quotas on subletting public flats to foreigners, the fear that they would hurt the rental market does not seem to have come true. As of June, only about 1 per cent of Housing Board neighbourhoods and blocks have

10 things you need to know about Godzilla
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10 things you need to know about Godzilla

The mother of all monsters – Godzilla – was in the news recently, and not just because there is a Hollywood remake of the classic Japanese creature coming soon.  The Japanese were apparently none too impressed with the latest iteration of

Gaza boy
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Gaza boy

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – A seven-year-old Gaza boy wounded in an Israeli air raid on the northern Gaza Strip died on Saturday, a spokesman for the Palestinian health services said. Ali al-Awour was wounded in Wednesday’s

Mandopop’s uphill battle
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Mandopop’s uphill battle

Whither the Mandopop group? Gone are the kind of debuts that Taiwanese boy bands such as F4 and girl groups such as S.H.E once enjoyed, with massive crowds turning up to see them and buy their albums across Asia. Mandopop groups these days