Twin suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan’s Quetta ahead of Christmas, killing eight

Twin suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan’s Quetta ahead of Christmas, killing eight

QUETTA/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Catholic church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said....
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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha to visit Japan for talks with counterpart Taro Kono on Tuesday

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha to visit Japan for talks with counterpart Taro Kono on Tuesday

SEOUL – South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will visit Japan for two days from Tuesday to hold talks with her Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, the two countries said Sunday. At a meeting Tuesday afternoon, Kono and Kang are expected...
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Japan’s MOX program faces tough questions as recycling costs balloon for spent atomic fuel

Japan’s MOX program faces tough questions as recycling costs balloon for spent atomic fuel

The cost of recycling spent nuclear fuel has surged since Japan began using it in 1999, raising questions about the viability of the reprocessing strategy, it has been learned. Japan is the only non-nuclear weapons state in the world that...
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Multiple casualties in Pakistan Methodist church attack

Multiple casualties in Pakistan Methodist church attack

A suicide bombing and gun attack on a church in Pakistan has killed several people, reports say. The attack happened in the city of Quetta, some 65km (40 miles) from the border with Afghanistan. Five people were killed and 15...
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Insight: Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town

Insight: Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town

GWADAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the...
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Sydney man charged with being ‘economic agent’ for North Korea

Sydney man charged with being ‘economic agent’ for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE HANDOUTImage caption It is the first time anyone has been charged under Australia’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Act A man has been arrested in Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea,...
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Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist’s emotional last video

Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist’s emotional last video

Image copyright @HuaYong798Image caption “Once the apartment door is open, I’ll have to leave with them [police]. Daddy will use this last moment to sing you a song,” Hua Yong tells his daughter in the video, where he verges on...
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The death of the Russian far right

The death of the Russian far right

How the Kremlin destroyed the far right in Russia, while backing it in the West.
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Make ‘feminism’ the word of the year until women feel safe

Make ‘feminism’ the word of the year until women feel safe

This week a man attempted a terrorist attack in New York’s Port Authority subway station, but his bomb detonated early and the attacker was the only one seriously injured. Despite what Twitter would have you believe, New York – as...
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Swati Maliwal: Call to speed up child rape executions in India

Swati Maliwal: Call to speed up child rape executions in India

Image copyright AFPImage caption Ms Maliwal said there was better awareness of rape cases – but that had not solved India’s rape problem Rapists of children should be executed within six months of their crime, a leading advocate for women’s.....
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Heart of gold: The Ginza Line celebrates its 90th birthday

Heart of gold: The Ginza Line celebrates its 90th birthday

Born of disasters, war and massive infrastructure projects, 21st-century Tokyo has plenty of ghosts buried underground. If you ride the subway these days, you can catch a fleeting glimpse of two of them but, if you blink, you’ll miss them....
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