Ireland appreciates Sudan's efforts to free two abducted aid workers

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Ireland appreciates Sudan's efforts to free two abducted aid workers 

KHARTOUM, Oct. 19 — The government of Ireland expressed on Sunday appreciation of efforts exerted by Sudanese government to free the two aid workers who had been abducted from Darfur in July.

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President Lee vows efforts to develop Korea culturally

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on President Lee vows efforts to develop Korea culturally 

SEOUL, Oct. 19 — President Lee Myung-bak said Monday the government will work to promote the country's traditional culture in the international community and offer cultural experiences throughout the nation, noting a truly advanced country is one in which people can enjoy benefits of both economic and cultural developments.

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Scientists open new chapter in evolution research

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Scientists open new chapter in evolution research 

SEOUL, Oct. 19 — Scientists from South Korea helped open a new chapter in the research on evolution by deciphering the genetic sequence of a common bacteria, a state-run laboratory said Monday.

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S. Korean first lady promotes Korean food in special interview with CNN

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· 1 Comment 

SEOUL, Oct. 19 — South Korea's First Lady Kim Yoon-ok promoted her country's traditional cuisine, or "Hansik," in a special interview broadcast worldwide on Monday by U.S. cable news network CNN.

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PM: Security forces may be boosted at ASEAN summit

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on PM: Security forces may be boosted at ASEAN summit 

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BANGKOK, Oct 19 — Although the government has imposed the Internal Security Act (ISA) in two Thai provinces where an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit will be held later this week, the number of security personnel assigned to the event may be increased further as anti-government protesters now plan to submit letters to ASEAN leaders, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Sunday.

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Reading her way to Nobel fame

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Reading her way to Nobel fame 

by David Harris, Deng Yushan

JERUSALEM, Oct. 19 — October 7 marked the culmination of a lifetime dedicated to science for Israeli chemist Ada Yonath. She became the ninth Israeli Nobel laureate and the first woman to pick up the prize for chemistry in some 45 years.

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A Chinese lamp maker's passage to India

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· 2 Comments 

by Liu Jie, Li Zhihui and Wang Pan

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 19 — Wu Guomin profited a lot for at least a decade by producing lamps under the big brands of "Philips" or "Wipro". But that was before the financial crisis.

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Pai: The changing face of a northern charmer

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Pai: The changing face of a northern charmer 

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BANGKOK, Oct. 19 — Pai, a small district in Thailand’s northernmost province of Mae Hong Son, has become a favorite destination for travelers in the last several years and, like it or not, the once idyllic town has changed almost upside down.

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Cooperatives boost benefits to growers: adding to value of rubber in Chanthaburi

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Cooperatives boost benefits to growers: adding to value of rubber in Chanthaburi 

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BANGKOK, Oct. 19 — Rubber planters in Thailand’s eastern province of Chanthaburi have been bypassing the traditional cornering of the rubber trade market by jointly founding their own rubber processing factory to avoid price manipulation by middlemen.

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Inter-Korean trade grows 2.6 pct in Sept.

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Inter-Korean trade grows 2.6 pct in Sept. 

SEOUL, Oct. 19 — Inter-Korean trade grew for the first time in 13 months in September amid improving global economic conditions and eased cross-border tensions, customs data showed Monday.

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