Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Pakistan is to end its moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases, the prime minister's office announced Dec. 17, a day after Taliban militants killed 141 people in an attack on a school
PESHAWAR - ANKARA
Turkey has declared a day of national mourning after Taliban insurgents killed at least 141 people, almost all of them children
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Dec. 15 vowed he would try to persuade a sceptical public of the need to revise Japan's pacifist constitution, the day after scoring a thumping election victory.
JEMBLUNG, Indonesia - Agence France-Presse
Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the disaster, officials said.
BEIJING – Agence France-Presse
A Chinese teenager executed after being convicted of murder and rape 18 years ago was declared innocent by a court Dec. 15, in a rare overturning of a wrongful conviction.
HONG KONG - Agence France-Presse
Pro-democracy protesters have vowed to rebuild the famous "Lennon Wall" which sat at the heart of Hong Kong's main protest camp, after it was swept clear by police.
The plight of an eight-year-old Chinese boy with HIV was reportedly ordered to leave his village by 200 petitioners
Hong Kong police began dismantling the city's main pro-democracy site Dec. 11, clearing away tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies, and hauling off a hard core of protesters who nevertheless vow that their struggle lives on.
SEOUL - Reuters
A group of South Korean thyroid cancer patients living near nuclear plants have filed the country's first class action suit against the operator, after an October court ruling in favour of a plaintiff claiming a link between radiation and the cancer.
BEIJING - Agence France-Presse
China has sentenced a popular Tibetan singer to four years in prison for calling on Tibetans to unify and speak their language, reports said, highlighting tight cultural controls in the region
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