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Kim Jong Un 'deeply moved' by K-pop concert: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled, clapped and said he was "deeply moved" by a rare performance by South Korean K-pop stars in Pyongyang, state media reported Monday.


K-pop v Kim-pop: Battle of the bands, Korean style

Top K-pop girlband Red Velvet will be the star turn at a historic concert in Pyongyang this weekend, in a country where entertainment is usually state-sponsored and served with a big dollop of propaganda.


Ugly ducklings: should rubber ducks be banned from the bath?

Scientific curiosity knows no bounds: a group of Swiss and US researchers have delved into "the dark side" of inviting rubber ducks and other flexible plastic toys into our tubs.


Thai junta vows to lift politics ban in June

Thailand's junta will lift a near four-year ban on political activity in June, an official said Friday, as space for debate slowly expands in the kingdom with polls promised for next year.


Pakistanis welcome Malala home, but visit shrouded in security

Malala Yousafzai's whereabouts in Pakistan were being kept a tightly-guarded secret Friday, one day after her emotional return more than five years after being shot by Taliban gunmen.


Bus fire kills 20 Myanmar migrants in Thailand

Twenty Myanmar migrant workers died early Friday as fire tore through a bus taking them from a Thai border town to Bangkok, officials said.


Two Koreas agree to hold summit on April 27

The two Koreas on Thursday set a date for a rare inter-Korean summit, following a high-level meeting that was held days after the nuclear-armed North's leader Kim Jong Un made his international debut with a surprise trip to China.


Facebook overhauls privacy settings again

Facebook on Wednesday launched a fresh effort to quell the firestorm over the hijacking of personal data, once again unveiling new privacy tools and settings to give users more control over how their information is shared.


Malala makes first trip to Pakistan since Taliban attack

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan on Thursday, officials said, in her first visit to her native country since she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman six years ago for advocating education for girls.


US economy grew at a faster pace in fourth quarter 2017

The US economy grew significantly faster at the end of 2017 than previously reported, as consumer spending hit a three-year high and business investment rose, the government reported Wednesday.


 

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