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QUICKTAKE: The Gaza Conflict - A Palestinian Perspective
Israel and Hamas on Wednesday agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on the eighth day of violent conflict between the two parties in the Gaza Strip. Israel has agreed to stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip, whether by land, sea or air and will not target individuals or undertake any kind of military incursions into Gaza.
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Reactor Shutdown in South Korea Raises Blackout Fears
SEOUL - As northern India suffers another problem with widespread power outages affecting hundreds of millions of people, there are concerns South Korea that it could also face blackouts in the coming weeks. South Korea is warning of the possibility of power shortages in mid-August.
South Korea Still Considering Resumption of Whaling
SEOUL - South Korea's government says it has not abandoned the possibility of resuming whaling despite international criticism. The country's Land, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Ministry informed lawmakers Tuesday it is studying whether the country should engage in what it terms "scientific research whaling."
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Daughter of Late South Korean Dictator Seeks Presidency " VOA Breaking News
South Korea's Park Geun-hye has formally launched her campaign for president of the country her father, the late Park Chung-hee, once ruled with an iron fist. The 60-year-old Park made her announcement Tuesday in Seoul in front of crowd of cheering supporters. "I am here, determined that I will devote my life to the happiness [...]
Syria troops and 'copters advance on northern town | Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops backed up by helicopters advanced on Thursday into the rebellious northern town of Khan Sheikhoun, activist residents said, one of many fronts being contested by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and pro-democracy rebels. "(Syrian forces) have entered the town from the southern side.
Al-Jazeera show's Twitter account hacked
LONDON (AP) - The Twitter account of Al-Jazeera's English-language social media show has been hacked by supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad.Hackers hijacked the Twitter account of "The Stream," a program aimed at tapping into online audiences.
Monitor group says jihadists claim Syria attacks
Monitor group says jihadists claim Syria attacks BEIRUT (AP) - A group that tracks jihadist chatter on the Internet says shadowy militants have claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks across Syria, including a raid last week on a pro-government TV station that killed seven people.
Yes, I've been too busy to post about yet another English teacher drug bust
I guess this is the problem with transient populations-the same stupid mistakes getting repeated over and over again: An American English teacher in Gyeonggi was arrested yesterday by police for suspicion of distributing some 9 million won ($7,918) worth of marijuana and other recreational drugs to a ring of kindergarten teachers, hagwon (private institute) instructors and college professors.
Rifts split Syria's opposition at Cairo meeting
Rifts split Syria's opposition at Cairo meeting CAIRO (AP) - Syrian opposition groups struggled to form a united leadership Tuesday at a meeting in Cairo that exposed the vast disagreements that have prevented them from effectively leading the uprising against President Bashar Assad.
Shift seen in Russia, China stance on Syria - U.N | Reuters
GENEVA (Reuters) - The ministerial agreement on Syria brokered by U.N.-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan on Saturday marked a shift in the positions of China and Russia, which have been at loggerheads with Western powers, his spokesman said on Tuesday.