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14 JANUARY 2016

Monkey portraits by Chinese ink painting masters

 This year marks the Year of the Monkey according to the Chinese calendar. How do Chinese ink painting masters portray the creature that is the closest relative to human beings? Playful, clever or mischievous? To see, open the link


Wang Zhe Monkey

14 OCTOBER 2015

Chinese ‘Rapunzel’ with 8 foot-long tresses aims to break the Guinness World Record



10 OCTOBER 2014

Barber of the year in India

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4 OCTOBER 2014

So polite students demonstators in Hong Kong

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20 AUGUST 2014

The Japanese farmer who loves his pigs



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22 JULY 2014

Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), receives the endorsement of His Majesty the King for his temporary constitution



27 MARCH 2014

Philippines signs long-awaited peace deal with Muslim rebels

President of Philippines and Malaysia's prime minister witness the exchange of documents in Manila

20 FEBRUARY 2014

Tearful Korean reunions begin; first since 2010

Their backs stooped, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunited Thursday, weeping and embracing in a rush of words and emotion. The reunions come during a rare period of detente between the rival Koreas and are all the more poignant because the participants will part again in a few days, likely forever.

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12 FEBRUARY 2014

2,500 couples tied the knot in a Unification Church mass wedding on Wednesday in South Korea



29 NOVEMBER 2013

In Thailand, even the monkeys demonstrate

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19 OCTOBER 2013

A Hindu devotee performs the Melukat ritual at the Sebatu holy waterfall in Denpasar (Bali)

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18 OCTOBER 2013

‘Zombie Car’ abandoned in China street, overgrown with ivy

Residents on a street in China finally said good riddance Friday to a car, almost completely engulfed by foliage, which has become a social media sensation since it was abandoned a year ago.



Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, second right, celebrates with members of the Tokyo delegation as International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge announces that the city has won the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games

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20 AUGUST 2013

Floods in the Philippines – in pictures

Flooding caused by some of the heaviest rains on record in the Philippines submerged more than half its capital, Manila, turning roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters

18 AUGUST 2013

With the announcement that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has been seen visiting the construction site of a multi-million pound ski resort project, we take a look at some of the bizarre and strange photos released by the state-run KCNA news agency. There are one or two which we’ve had some photoshop fun with.


10 AUGUST 2013

Rare brown-and-white panda unveiled

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Giant pandas are indeed rare animals, but the panda in these photos is the rarest of the rare. Instead of being black and white, he is brown and white.


1 AUGUST 2013

A soldier from the People’s Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training during the PLA Army Day in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, August 1, 2013.


14 JUNE 2013

China’s army of internet censors have picked an unusual target in their battle to wipe dissent from the country’s computer screens: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger.


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9 JUNE 2013

Fishing with Dad in Manila

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30 MAY 2013

Obama fake Chinese ID

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11 MAY 2013

Does Beijing’s new People’s Daily building remind you of anything?


10 MAY 2013

Gadgets to Help Tired Commuters Take Quick Naps en Route

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7 MAY 2013

Dwarf Empire in Kunming, China


22 APRIL 2013

Bill Gates has been accused of disrespecting Park Geun-hye, the South Korean president, after being pictured shaking hands with her, with one hand in his pocket.

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20 APRIL 2013

A man sits in front of his house that was destroyed in the today earthquake in Sichuan

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More picture at : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2013/apr/20/earthquake-sichuan-china-pictures

16 APRIL 2013

North Korean amphibious assault group departs harbor to attack Hawaii & California (just a joke)

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11 APRIL 2013

Female North Korean soldiers wear matching high heels and pillbox hats to patrol the banks of the Yalu river, near the town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong

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15 MARCH 2013

Chinese netizens outrageous at Guanzhou police who beat a mom in front her 2-years-old kid (several pictures)


9 MARCH 2013

Tibetan mastiff puppies are displayed for sale at a mastiff show in Baoding, Hebei province, south of Beijing. Fetching prices around 750,000 USD, mastiffs have become a prized status-symbol amongst China’s wealthy.

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26 FEBRUARY 2013

A sign posted on the window of a restaurant at the historic tourist city of Houhai in Beijing says: ‘This shop does not receive The Japanese, The Philippines, The Vietnamese and dog.

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25 FEBRUARY 2013

Park Geun-Hye, first female president of South Korea, takes office

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22 FEBRUARY 2013

A U.S. Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai Navy as part of the “Cobra Gold 2013” 11-day joint military exercise

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20 FEBRUARY 2013

China’s overloaded delivery vehicles: trucks, scooters, bikes and motor tricycles

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17 FEBRUARY 2013

South Korea’s Unification Church has held a mass wedding, with 3,500 couples from 70 countries tying the knot.

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11 FEBRUARY 2013

Philippine President Benigno Aquino (R) talking with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief Murad Ebrahim during an historic visit to the rebels stronghold in Sultan Kudarat, on Mindanao

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The cremation ceremony of Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk

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Migrant workers dressed up as Angry Birds, Garfield, Donald Duck characters and the Chinese God of Wealth, during a sit-in protest to demand their salaries outside the China National Radio headquarters in Beijing

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25 JANUARY 2013

Natsuo Yamaguchi, left, leader of the New Komeito party from Japan delivers a personal letter from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Chinese Communist party Secretary General Xi Jinping

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19 JANUARY 2013

Flood in Jakarta

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15 JANUARY 2013

The artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has spoken out about the grave situation of pollution in Beijing, where he lives, in a portrait of him wearing a gas mask which he posted on Twitter

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11 JANUARY 2013

Photomontage on the Chinese net supporting the Nanfang Zhoumo rebel journalists

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5 JANUARY 2013

“Year of snake” stamp is released today

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4 JANUARY 2013

In The Philippines, a passenger vessel ran aground after being hammered by strong winds and waves spawned by a tropical depression, but all 228 passengers were rescued unharmed

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31 DECEMBER 2012

Japanese Tank in Singapore

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30 DECEMBER 2012

Workers shape a snow sculpture prior to the annual Vasaloppet China Ski Festival at Jingyuetan Park in Changchun. The festival will kick off on January 2, 2013

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29 DECEMBER 2012

Indian protesters hold candles during a vigil in New Delhi on Saturday, December 29, after the death of a gang-rape victim. Authorities erected security barriers throughout New Delhi’s key government district after two days of street battles following a woman’s gang rape on a bus on December 16. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appealed for calm and pledged safety for women and children.

22 DECEMBER 2012

“Even if I walk naked on the street, you don’t have the right to rape me,” and “My voice is louder than my skirt,” – these were among the eye-catching slogans on posters, banners and placards held up by protesters Saturday at Raisina Hill (India), demanding justice for the 23-year-old woman who was brutally gang-raped

19 DECEMBER 2012

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first female president


Bangkok’s Royal Plaza becomes a sea of yellow as Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej gives a birthday speech from the balcony of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall overlooking the plaza. Bhumibol celebrated his 85th birthday yesterday 5 December. Photo courtesy of the Royal Household Bureau/

17 NOVEMBER 2012

Hangzhou Pets Culture Festival : Pink evening dress for a poodle

12 NOVEMBER 2012

A Tibetan activist shouts pro-Tibetan slogans as he waves the Tibetan flag while being arrested by Indian police moments after he and some other dozen activists tried to rush the gate of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi..

10 NOVEMBER 2012

Hong Kong gay pride


Ships of China Marine Surveillance and Japan Coast Guard steam side by side near disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea. Chinese patrol boats have harried the Japanese Coast Guard many times a week for more than a month in an unusually relentless response to their latest maritime spat

27 OCTOBER 2012

A Muslim man offers prayers during Eid al-Adha at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi in India

22 OCTOBER 2012

Washing feet is a traditional way of displaying filial piety as students from the Korean ethnic group showed in Tumen, Jilin province, on Monday 22, the eve of the Chongyang Festival. The event celebrates the elderly and offers an opportunity to pay them respect

20 OCTOBER 2012

Hong Kong Customs announced Saturday that it had found 1,209 elephant tusks smuggled in two shipping containers from Kenya and Tanzania. Seven people were arrested in what customs said was the biggest such bust in Hong Kong history.

9 OCTOBER 2012

Shot down because demanding the right for girls to go to school

Leaders from around the world have condemned the shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an education and rights activist in the northwestern Pakistani region of Swat. Yousafzai was shot by Taliban gunmen on Tuesday in her hometown of Mingora while on her way home from school.


4 OCTOBER 2012

Giant ‘Comfort Women’ poster erected in Time Square


Japanese Coast Guard ships sprayed water at Taiwanese fishing boats near the disputed islands on Tuesday


This photo of beggars being confined in a cage during a local fair in China provoked outrage when it was posted on Weibo, China’s most popular version of Twitter.


Anti-Japanese demonstrators shout slogans during a protest over the Diaoyu islands issue, known as the Senkaku islands in Japanese, outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing on September 12, 2012

28 AUGUST 2012

An exile Tibetan places candles on a sculpture known as Tibetan martyr’s wall, during a candlelit vigil earlier this month in Dharmsala, India, in solidarity with Tibetans.

22 AUGUST 2012

So hot summer in Sichuan. The lake is full

18 AUGUST 2012

Miss China, Yu Wenxia, is crowned Miss World 2012

16 AUGUST 2012

A Chinese inventor, Yang spent two years and 1.5 million RMB (235,585 USD) to build this four-metre diameter vessel Noah’s Ark of China, which has been tested capable of housing a three-person family and sufficient food for them to live in 10 months. The vessel was designed to protect people inside from external heat, water and external impact

15 AUGUST 2012

Pro-China activists carrying Chinese and Taiwanese national flags walk on the disputed island known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China after arriving on their boat, west of Japan’s sourthern island of Okinawa

A boat from Hong Kong, center, is surrounded by Japanese Coast Guard vessels after Chinese activists landed on Uotsuri Island, one of the Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands

14 AUGUST 2012

Rescuers and relatives stop a woman from committing suicide by jumping off a building in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province August 14, 2012.



13 August 2012

Children as young as four undergo gymnastics and swimming training in China

11 AUGUST 2012
Two women tied the knot in Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding, a move rights groups hope will help make the island become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage.

10 AUGUST 2012

President Lee Myung-Bak of South Korea paid an unprecedented visit to remote islands Dokdo disputed with Japan who calls them Takeshima, sparking anger in Tokyo which recalled its ambassador from Seoul in protest.  

4 AUGUST 2012

“3 D Painting” exhibition in Hefei (Cgina)

31 JULY 2012

People living in the Philippines’s capital have been forced to evacuate their homes because of flooding caused by tropical storm Saola

25 JULY 2012

North Korea has said its new leader is married to Ri Sol-ju, announcing the union for the first time in routine state TV report. The bulletin, which aired on Wednesday evening, ended weeks of speculation about a woman who accompanied Kim Jung-un to recent public events.

24 JULY 2012

Devastating floods in Beijing

8 JULY 2012

Protesters chant anti-China slogans while standing at a war martyrs monument during an anti-China protest in Hanoi claiming that Paracel islands belong to Vietnam.

7 JULY 2012

Stylish “terra-cotta warriors” in Xi’an


1 JULY 2012

Guinness: Philippine crocodile is largest in captivity


22 JUNE 2012

A North Korean flag has been used for target practice by South Korean and American troops in the largest live-fire exercise to be conducted since the Korean War.

16 JUNE 2012

More than twenty years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally delivered her Nobel speech in Norway’s capital Oslo on Saturday.

16 JUNE 2012

Liu Yang is the first Chinese woman to be sent in space

11 JUNE 2012

Gallery: Myanmar riots


5 JUNE 2012

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2012.

4 JUNE 2012

A record 180,000 people attend a Hong Kong vigil to commemorate 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown

27 MAY 2012

In your mind, what is the monk looking ?

25 MAY 2012

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Ayutthaya province north of Bangkok during the King’s first ever visit outside Bangkok in more than two years

24 MAY 2012

An elephant, painted white, takes part with soldiers in a rehearsal of a show to be staged before Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Thailand during their visit to Ayutthaya’s Thung Makham Yong tomorrow

21 MAY 2012

Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka’s former army chief, has been released from prison after President Mahinda Rajapaksa granted him a pardon to coincide with the third anniversary of the government’s victory over Tamil separatists.

14 MAY 2012

Ghulam Azam, 89, the former head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party who was indicted on Sunday, is accused of creating and leading pro-Pakistan militias which carried out many killings and rapes during the nine-month-long war

13 MAY 2012

South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak (L), China’s Premier Wen Jiabao (C) and Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda shake hands ahead of the fifth trilateral summit among the three nations at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

11 MAY 2012

Filipinos protest at China embassy over ‘bullying’

2 MAY 2012

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is sworn in to Burma’s parliament for the first time, cementing a risky detente between her party and the country’s military rulers.

1 MAY 2012


Thai workers (L) parade next to elephants as they rally to mark the international workers day in Bangkok on May 1, 2012. Activists around the world mark international workers day with marches demanding better working conditions, more jobs and higher wages. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFP

28 APRIL 2012

In Kuala Lumpur, thousands of protesters marched on a central square in the city calling for changes to the electoral system.

20 APRIL 2012

Rare Golden Snapper Fetches $38,000

Only four golden snappers are caught in the Bay of Bengal every year. This year, one caught in Chittagong became an overnight sensation.

17 APRIL 2012

A photographer from the French news agency AFP has won a Pulitzer award for his photo of an Afghan girl screaming after a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.

15 APRIL 2012

Military parade in Pyongyang on the occasion of the centenary of Kim Il-sung

8 APRIL 2012

Zardari meets Singh in New Delhi during the first such visit by a Pakistani head of state in seven years

7 APRIL 2012

Burmese President Thein Sein meets with members of a peace delegation from the rebel Karen National Union.The meeting, was the first time the president had talked with rebel leaders since he issued a call for dialogue last August

6 APRIL 2012

Statues of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and Britain’s Robert Baden-Powell have been vandalised in Sri Lanka amid an anti-Indian and anti-Western campaign on the island, police said Friday 6

5 APRIL 2012

Messages by the international hacking group Anonymous went up on a number of Chinese government websites on Thursday to protest internet restrictions

4 APRIL 2012

Families gather during the annual Qingming festival ot Tomb Sxeeping day in China

1 APRIL 2012

The election of Aung San Suu Kyi to Myanmar’s parliament caps a remarkable turn around for the pro-democracy campaigner, who was kept under house arrest for a total of 15 years by the country’s military junta.

26 MARCH 2012

Tibetan Jamphel Yeshi sets himself on fire before India’s parliament in New Delhi

25 MARCH 2012

President Obama looked through binoculars toward North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette while touring the demilitarized zone on the border between North and South Korea on Sunday.

22 MARCH 2012

Huang Sufang reacts as she sees a part of her house being taken down by demolition workers at Yangji village in central Guangzhou city, Guangdong province, China on March 21, 2012.

21 MARCH 2012

A girl watches as water trickles down into a bucket from a pipe connected to a stream, in Guwahati, Assam, on the eve of World Water Day.

6 MARCH 2012

A poster denouncing former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his successor Kim Jong-un has fuelled an increase in Pyongyang’s anti-South Korea rhetoric. The exclusive photograph taken by The Korea Herald is of a poster at an Army unit in Incheon carrying slogans that roughly translate to “Defeat Kim Jong-il and Kill Kim Jong-un”

28 FEBRUARY 2012

Authorities in Pakistan end Tuesday to bulldoze the compound where former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden hid for several years before being killed last May in a covert helicopter operation by US Navy Seals

26 FEBRUARY 2012

WORLD’S SHORTEST MAN: Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali, receives a certificate from the Guinness World Records after being declared the world’s shortest man at 54.6 centimetres (21.5 inches) tall in Kathmandu on February 26. He is shorter than Filipino Junrey Balawing, the previous title holder. Chandra says he has no desire to get married or have a family of his own, but would like to meet the prime minister of Nepal soon. AFP

23 FEBRUARY 2012

Children enjoying Flood in Jakarta

14 FEBRUARY 2012

Taiwanese protesters rally Tuesday 14 Lafayette Park, across from the White House in Washington, D.C. as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama hold talks.

11 FEBRUARY  2012

Young Filipino students have fun ducking under their desks like they are playing a game during an earthquake drill on Friday, February 10. Philippine Daily Inquirer


A Thai man married his dead girlfriend in a funeral-wedding ceremony after she passed away after a traffic accident


These Chinese men have a dream

29 JANUARY 2012

An elderly Tibetan refugee holds a Tibetan flag before participating in a candlelight vigil to protest against violence by Chinese police against demonstrators in Tibet, at Dharmsala, India

28 JANUARY 2012

It’s now official: Puerto Princesa river is one of New7Wonders of Nature


23 JANUARY 2012

Scuba divers perform a dragon dance underwater at the Shanghai aquarium for the Chinese New Year of the Dragon

21 JANUARY 2012

Bhutan Queen mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (right) congratulates Singapore-based Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka, for winning the DSC Prize for South Asia Literature 2012, at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Rajasthan on Saturday. Karunatilka won $50,000 for his book Chinaman, a novel that explores cricket as a metaphor to uncover a lost life and a lost history. Photo: AP

11 JANUARY 2012

Retired NBA basketball star Yao Ming holds a panda during a ceremony for the release of six pandas in the Panda Valley natural reserve in Dujiangyan, in southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Wednesday 11

8 JANUARY 2012


Source :China Daily Published on 05-01-2012

Description : A post office worker in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China, shows a set of stamps to mark the Year of the Dragon. The stamp, on sale from January 5 has ignited heated debate over its appearance, which some said looks too ferocious. Photo by Zhu Guigen/

6 JANUARY 2012

A chef holds the head of a bluefin tuna after cutting its meat at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo on Jan. 5, 2012. The 269-kilogram (593 lbs) tuna caught off the coast of northern Japan, was sold at a record of 56.49 million yen ($736,234) in the country’s first fish auction of the year.

5 JANUARY 2012

Members of Pakistan’s Frontier Constabulary prepared for funeral prayers for 15 of their comrades during a ceremony in Peshawar on Thursday. The soldiers were kidnapped and executed by Taliban insurgents

28 DECEMBER 2011

Funeral of Kim Jong-il

27 DECEMBER 2011

Tokyo photographer Natsumi Hayashi [Jp] is becoming an internet buzz lately with her levitating self portraits in which she appeared to be floating in the air

24 DECEMBER 2011

Exausted, this Philippino small boy continues to clean his house


20 DECEMBER 2011

North Korea TV shows the body of Kim Jong-il

19 DECEMBER 2011

Jianhe River in Luoyang, Henan province, was the source of shock when it ran blood red on December 13. The following day, the Luoyang Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau identified the source of the problem, discovering that two illegal factories had been dumping pollutants into the water

17 DECEMBER 2011

What is that? : an Indian sniper !

14 DECEMBER 2011

Korea ‘comfort women’ put up statue at landmark rally

South Korean women kept as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II have held their 1,000th rally outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul

13 DECEMBER 2011

Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, 84, who was king previously in the 1970s, becomes the first person to hold the
position twice and was crowned in a ceremony steeped in centuries-old Malay royal traditions

10 DECEMBER 2011
20 000 children used for propaganda picture in North Korea


Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons attacked and destroyed at least 22 oil tankers parked in Pakistan, carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan, a senior Pakistani police official told CNN.


South Korea’s Honour guards welcome the return of 1,200 volumes of royal documents looted by the Japanese during the 1910-1945 colonial rule, at Incheon International Airport on Tuesday, December 6.

30 NOVEMBER 2011

United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has landed in Burma in the first visit of its kind in five decades

12 NOVEMBER 2011

The kiss on the mouth



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