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N Korea Appoints New Deputy FM to Oversee Ties With Moscow...

"The embassy has received a note from the Protocol Affairs Department of the North Korean Foreign Ministry, which informed us that Rim Chong Il, the...

Lion Air Plane Smashes Into Pole on Runway Weeks After Deadly...

Lion Air said that fault for the crash lay with airport staff, but did not further explain, Efe News reported. The plane, a Boeing 737-900, was...

US Completes Cleanup of Vietnam War-Era Agent Orange at Danang Airport...

"This is the third and last portion of land to be turned over for expansion of Danang International Airport," the release said. "The ceremony also marked the...

Leopard Roaming Inside Gujarat’s Bureaucracy Hub Caught after Massive Search

New Delhi (Sputnik): Forest Department officials in India's western state of Gujarat have caught a leopard from inside the secretariat building that houses offices of the state's top...

Killing of India’s Controversial Man-Eater Tigress Unleashes Furor

New Delhi (Sputnik): As the political furor triggered by the shooting of the controversial man-eater tigress Avni refused to die down, the government of India's central state...

Stuntman Dies After Doing Hanging Trick on Halloween (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The stuntman died after performing a trick at a party dedicated to Halloween on November 3, according to Sputnik Kazakhstan. Zhumaguzhin, 34, and his colleagues were participating in a show...

Japan May Allow North Korean Sports Minister to Enter Country –...

Japan currently bans North Korean citizens from entering the country as part of sanctions that Tokyo introduced against Pyongyang over the latter's  development of nuclear weapons. There is no...

Japan ‘Loses Island’ Near the Disputed Kuril Territory

The island was most probably washed away by the waves; however, there is no evidence of when and how it could have happened. "It is...

Seoul Proposed to Form Unified Teams With N Korea at 2020...

According to the agency, 10 or 11 South Korean sports federations responded positively to a question about forming joint teams with North Korea for competing at 2020 Olympics. The...

Indian Techies Develop Country’s First Microprocessor for Strategic Systems

The Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (formerly Madras), has come up with the country's first locally developed microprocessor with the potential of being adopted by the defense and...

Indians Garner 'Most Vocal' Tag in #MeToo Campaign

Big data analytics and global media intelligence firm Meltwater have pointed out that India, with 25% of the global chats on #MeToo coming from the region, has...

Delhi Considers Restricting Plying of Private Vehicles to Fight Pollution

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Amid fears of plunging air quality level in India's National Capital Region (NCR), the city administrators are contemplating an "only public transport"...
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