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Oct 22, 2014

South Korea scraps 'Christmas tree' tower hated by North

South Korea said Wednesday it had dismantled a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal light show that drew angry protests from the atheist regime in Pyongyang. North Korea has repeatedly demanded the destruction ...

Oct 21, 2014

Aerial collision kills Taiwanese air force pilot

A Taiwanese air force pilot was killed in an aerial collision between two training jets Tuesday. One jet was not badly damaged, and the pilot flew it back to base safely. The other pilot bailed out after the midmorning collision in the southern county ...

Oct 20, 2014

Bear in Chinese zoo bites arm off boy trying to feed it

A bear in China has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through the cage. Media reports say the attack happened Saturday afternoon at Pingdingshan Hebin Park in central China, which has a zoo inside. The boy managed ...

Oct 20, 2014

Amnesty slams 'abuse' of migrant workers in South Korea

Migrant farm workers in South Korea face rampant abuse under a “shameful” government work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published on Monday. The report, which the South Korean Labour Ministry suggested was exaggerated, came on the heels of ...