SEOUL: South Korean lawmakers opened formal discussions Monday on long-stalled bills regarding human rights in North Korea, galvanised by the adoption of a landmark UN resolution condemning Pyongyang’s rights abuses.
BEIJING: A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.
SEOUL: South Korea will undergo a major demographic change next year when, for the first time, women will outnumber men – the result of a rapidly ageing population.
SANTIAGO: Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate.
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin, famously reticent about his private life, broke silence Sunday on the whereabouts of his two daughters, whose lives are a highly kept secret.
LOS ANGELES: American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honours and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.
LOS ANGELES: One Direction has won the American Music Award for artist of the year.
HONG KONG: A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women whose mutilated bodies were found in his Hong Kong apartment was on today ruled fit to stand trial next year after psychiatric tests.
WASHINGTON: A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy’s first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station, NASA said.
KIDAPAWAN: The death toll from a bomb blast in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the southern Philippines has risen to three, officials said today.
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