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South Korea's Culture Minister Arrested Over Arts Blacklist in Political Scandal

South Korean prosecutors arrested the culture minister on Saturday (21/01), on suspicion of abuse of power for drawing up a blacklist of artists, writers and entertainers critical of the country's impeached president, Park Geun-hye.

22 January 2017 | 01:00 AM

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India Pressed Ahead With Banknote Ban Despite Central Bank Concerns

India pushed ahead with its decision to scrap banknotes even as the Reserve Bank's own board expressed concern whether the cash could be replaced quickly...

21 January 2017 | 11:59 PM

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What Happened to the Cold Winter the US Was Promised?

Last fall, the general consensus among weather forecasters was that most of Central and Eastern United States would likely endure a colder, snowier winter.

21 January 2017 | 11:30 PM

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Thai Floods Harm Key Region for World's Rubber

First came drought, then came floods. Rubber farmers in Thailand's south are counting the cost of extreme weather in the world's top growing region.

21 January 2017 | 11:00 PM

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Trump, in Oval Office, Signs First Order on Obamacare

President Donald Trump signed his first executive order on Friday (20/01), heading into the Oval Office shortly after his inaugural parade to direct agencies to ease regulations associated with Obamacare, the signature healthcare law of his predecessor that Trump has vowed to replace.

21 January 2017 | 10:40 PM

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Trapped in Dying Tea Gardens, Workers Lose Children to Traffickers

Fagua Ooraon was running late for work when traffickers stopped outside his hut and said they were taking his teenage daughter with them to the city.

21 January 2017 | 10:30 PM

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Thousands Protest Trump as 'Sister Marches' Begin in Australia and NZ

Thousands of protesters in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday (21/01) joined the first of hundreds of womens' marches organized around the world in a show of disapproval of US President Donald Trump as he began his first day in office.

21 January 2017 | 10:11 PM

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Japan Threatens India With WTO on Steel as Trump Era Heralds Rising Trade Tensions

Japan is threatening to take India to the WTO over restrictions that nearly halved its steel exports to the South Asian nation over the past year.

21 January 2017 | 10:00 PM

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Two Drug Convicts Escape From Nusakambangan Prison Island in C. Java

Two convicted drug offenders reportedly escaped from Batu Prison on Nusakambangan Island in Cilacap, Central Java, on Saturday afternoon (21/01).

21 January 2017 | 09:57 PM

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Trump Trade Strategy Starts With Quitting Asia Pact: White House

The new US administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday (20/01) its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.

21 January 2017 | 09:39 PM