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Asian educators urged to embrace ‘Hour of Code’ initiative

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 12:30PM UTC Image via Daniel Maxwell.

From December 8-14 students across the globe will be introduced to the world of code and computer programming as part of an international initiative called the ‘Hour of Code’.

NKorea holds anti-UN rally as Kim Jong-un hits out at US ‘cannibals’

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 5:24PM UTC North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pic: AP.

North Koreans have staged a mass rally to protest a United Nations resolution condemning their country’s human rights record, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

4 South Korean men arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 3:16PM UTC The stolen Buddha statue. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Four South Korean men have been arrested in southern Japan on suspicion of stealing an ancient Buddha statue.

Ferry firm head jailed for 10 years over Sewol sinking

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 3:39PM UTC Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd., which owned the sunken ferry. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A court has sentenced the head of a South Korean ferry operator to 10 years in jail over an April ship sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students.

NKorea threatens to beef up military capability

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 3:29PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it will significantly bolster its war capability to protest the approval of a landmark U.N. resolution against the country’s widely condemned human rights violations. A U.N. committee on Tuesday adopted the resolution urging the Security Council to refer the North’s rights situation

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