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SKorean soldiers face homicide charges over hazing death

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 5:16PM UTC SKorean soldiers face homicide charges over hazing death

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say South Korean military prosecutors are charging four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April.

SKorea: North fires projectile into sea

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014 1:54PM UTC SKorea: North fires projectile into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired another short-range projectile into the sea, the latest in a slew of weapons tests the North has been conducting this year. A Defense Ministry official says the projectile flew about 220 kilometers (135 miles) before landing in waters

North Korea reverses decision to send cheerleaders to Asian Games

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 4:40PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has scrapped an earlier decision to send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in rival South Korea though it still plans to dispatch athletes to the games. The announcement was made more than a month after talks between the rivals broke

Dethroned Burmese beauty queen runs off with crown, new boobs

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:57PM UTC Burmese model May Myat Noe. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The first Burma national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants.

How Asia has outpaced Latin America on education reform

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 1:02PM UTC Images from AP.

While Asia may have its detractors when it comes to issues like human rights and democratic freedoms, one area where it excels is education. Asian – and especially east Asian – universities are increasingly appearing at the top of the major rankings and Asian students swept the boards in the most recent round of PISA tests, all while keeping education spending at sustainable levels.

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