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Japanese PM Abe dissolves parliamentBBC News - Asia
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.
Thai martial law to be 'indefinite'BBC News - Asia
Thailand's military leaders say they have no plans to remove martial law soon, amid mounting protests and criticism of the junta.
S Lanka health chief in election bidBBC News - Asia
One of the most senior figures in the Sri Lankan government announces that he is to stand against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in presidential elections.
Greste family appeal to Egypt's SisiBBC News - Asia
The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.
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China sees Fiji as friend, partner in Pacific island region: XiXINHUANEWS
Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with his Fijian counterpart Epeli Nailatikau in Nadi, Fiji, Nov. 21, 2014.
Chinese Premier urges fostering new growth enginesXINHUANEWS
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for new economic growth dynamism and "new growth engines" as the economy confronts with downward pressure.
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Snow-Choked New York State May Face FloodingThe Chosun Ilbo
Residents of upstate New York, one of the nation's snowiest places, are trying to cope with a year's worth of snowfall over three days, while bracing for the flooding that could come next. With warmer temperatures forecast for the next few days, weather forecasters say expected light rain ...
Japanese PM Dissolves Lower House of ParliamentThe Chosun Ilbo
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of parliament in preparation for a snap election expected on Dec. 14. Friday's action is seen as an attempt to strengthen support for Abe's government, after the country surprisingly slipped into a recession at the end of the...
Yum Jung-ah Breaks New Ground in Film About Social IssuesThe Chosun Ilbo
Out of Korea's 18.78 million wage earners in Korea, 6 million are non-regular or contract workers. Now the movie "Cart" by director Boo Ji-young which opened in theaters last week, deals with the plight of supermarket contract workers who face being laid off. The movie touches on a sensit...
Ambulance Chasers Prod Patients to Sue HospitalsThe Chosun Ilbo
A growing number of patients are seeking to sue hospitals after the death of legendary singer-songwriter Shin Hae-chul after intestinal surgery, often prompted by ambulance-chasing lawyers. Attorneys tempt patients in Internet chatrooms with the possibility of winning compensation, but leg...
Prosecutors will not pursue organ case against KoFocus News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors were not about to set up a case for an investigation into the allegations that opposition Taipei City mayoral candidate
Golden Horse Awards 2014Focus News
Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) The 51st Golden Horse Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at the National Sun Yat-sen