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Face of the day

By Sat, Aug 14, 2010 11:30AM UTC Face of the day

A young Andre Kim is seen in this photo from the 1970s as he hangs out with the era’s top Korean movie stars. The photo comes from this gallery of photos of the man at various stages of life, including meeting Brooke Shields.

The Bulldozer plows ahead

By Sat, Aug 14, 2010 2:57AM UTC

Bolstered by increased public support and positive election results, Lee Myung-bak is pushing forward with his signature development project.  After a spring dealing with the consequences of the Cheonan sinking, oppositing-stoked fears of a general war with North Korea, a massive defeat in local elections and the defeat of his proposal to

Better things to do than regulate social media

By Fri, Aug 13, 2010 9:39PM UTC

A Member of Congress this week proposed the regulation of the use of Facebook and other social networking sites in government offices, accusing government employees of wasting time and resources for patently personal purposes.  The bill’s proponent, Rep. Romero Quimbo, I suppose, is grossly misinformed.  At around the time of

Burma junta sets election date of Nov. 7

By Fri, Aug 13, 2010 6:56PM UTC

Burma’s ruling military junta announced Friday that the country’s first elections in two decades will be held Nov. 7, finally setting a date for polls that critics have dismissed as a sham designed to cement military rule. Foreign governments have urged Burma to ensure the elections are open, fair and

Thousands protest after police kill 2 in Kashmir

By Fri, Aug 13, 2010 6:36PM UTC

Thousands of angry protesters rushed into the streets in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday after government forces killed two people and injured at least eight others for defying a curfew in the disputed region, police said. The violence was the latest in two-month stretch of civil unrest that has left at

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