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LAST_UPDATEWed, 24 Jan 2018 8am

South Korea's FM Asks For UNHCR Efforts To Help North Korean Defectors

Kang Kyung Hwa

SEOUL, Nov 22 -- South Korea's foreign minister asked the UN refugee agency on Tuesday to make efforts to protect and support North Korean defectors living overseas, her office in Seoul has said, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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Saudi Attorney General Says Authorities Closely Monitoring Jeddah Floods

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Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb issued directives to the head of the Public Prosecution Branch in the Mecca region and the head of the Department of Jeddah province and all branches and departments in all parts of the Kingdom that the Public Prosecution should be fully ready to proceed with all matters related to any cases associated with the recent flash flooding in Jeddah.

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Trump All But Endorses GOP’s Moore Despite Sex Accusations

WASHINGTON  — Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore’s “liberal” rival.

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53% Of Drivers Admitted To Sending Text Messages While Driving, Are You One Of Them?

If you pull up at a traffic light junction today and look around you, what are the chances that you will spot a driver or motorcyclist using their handphone?

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Mugabe Leaves Legacy Of Economic Ruin, Upheaval In Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa’s most controversial and influential.

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Adopt Industry 4.0 Best Practices, Muslim Countries Told

Dr Saad Eddine El Othmani.

KUCHING — Muslim countries need to be in the forefront to adopt the best practices of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), an innovation that can fundamentally change the existing economic cycle, in order to benefit from the ‘disruptive change.

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China Calls For Easing Tension On Korean Peninsula Issue

BEIJING -- China on Tuesday called for more efforts to ease tension on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and settle the issue through dialogue and consultation, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Vietnam To Spend Over US$1 Billion Upgrading Three Airports

HANOI -- Vietnam plans to invest over 23,300 billion Vietnamese dongs (more than US$1 billion) in expanding two international airports and one domestic airport from now to 2020, China's Xinhua news agency reported the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam as saying on Tuesday.

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OIC Must Be More Aggressive In Settling Conflicts In Muslim World

IPOH -- The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) needs to be more aggressive in resolving conflicts in the Muslim World today.

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IATA Introduces Safety Survey To Support Airlines

KUALA LUMPUR – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of safety management systems and building a strong safety culture.

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