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Ruling party set to decide on extra penalty for former leader

Former People Power Party (PPP) Chairman Lee Jun-seok speaks to the press as he leaves the Seoul Southern District Court after attending a questioning, in this file photo taken last Wednesday. (Yonhap) The ruling People Power Party (PPP) was set to hold an ethics committee meeting Thursday to decide on …

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Blast hits Kabul mosque in vicinity of interior ministry, kills 2

The general view of a mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif. — AFP/File Affected mosque used by visitors and sometimes by ministry employees. Interior ministry compound is in secure area next to Kabul international airport. Blast comes after suicide bombing killed 53 people in Kabul classroom. KABUL: A blast hit a mosque in …

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In pictures: The weirdest house in the world

A UK artist’s childhood dream finally came true after he doodled his entire house.  Sam Cox, known as Mr Doodle, told the BBC that he spent nearly three years creating the masterpiece he now lives in. Mr Doodle drawing on the roof. — Instagram/@mrdoodle Every part of his house — from …

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Indian Army pilot killed in helicopter crash

Indian army cheetah helicopter. — Reuters/ File Indian army aviation chopper crashes near Tawang. Helicopter crashed with two pilots onboard. One pilot dies, other still under medical treatment. A pilot of the Indian Army was killed Tuesday as a helicopter crashed in the Arunachal Pradesh state, NDTV reported citing the …

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Wedding bus falls into gorge killing 25 in India

Rescue professionals finding survivors and bodies.— Screengrab via Twitter 25 people killed after bus carrying wedding guests veered off road. 20 people have been rescued: police official. India accounts for 11% of the global road death toll. NEW DELHI: At least 25 people were killed after a bus carrying wedding …

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Yoon, Kishida to hold phone talks following N. Korean missile launch

President Yoon Suk-yeol (Presidential Office) President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida plan to hold phone talks this week, Yoon’s office said Wednesday amid tensions caused by North Korea’s recent intermediate-range ballistic missile launch. The phone conversation is set to take place Thursday, two days after the recalcitrant …

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Energy crisis feared by Europe long a reality in Iraq

An Iraqi worker stands next to a web of electric wires, used to draw electricity from private generators due to an unreliable national electricity supply, in the Iraqi central city of Karbala on October 3, 2022. —  AFP  Unstable power supply, frequent blackouts common for Iraqis. In Iraq, temperatures can …

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