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South Korea: Protestors demand President Park's resignation

Updated: Oct 30, 2016 13:56 IST      
South Korea: Protestors demand President Park's resignation

Washington D.C., Oct. 30 (ANI): Around 12,000 demonstratorsrallied in Seoul, demanding the resignation of President Park Geun-hye, who allegedly leaked state documents.

On Friday, Park Geun-hye ordered the resignation of 10 of her senior secretaries as political turmoil continued to grip the country.

"The President will carry out reshuffling the Office of the President in the near future," her spokesman Jung Youn-kuk told CNN.

A massive controversy broke out after Park admitted to sharing state documents with Choi Soon-sil, who offered "her personal opinion" on Park's speeches before the presidential election in 2012.

In a televised apology, Park said Choi looked at "some documents" for a certain period of time after Park took office, but didn't specify what they were.

"I am shocked and my heart is breaking for causing public concern. I've done so (shared the documents) out of pure heart so that I could carefully review (the documents)," Park said. (ANI)

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Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 16 (ANI): In a development boosting India's efforts to contain terrorism, the U.S. Department of State has designated Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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Confederate statues removed in Baltimore

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 19:44 IST     

Balitimore [USA], Aug 16 (ANI): Confederate statues were removed in Maryland's Baltimore city on Wednesday following white nationalists rally to defend a downtown Confederate monuments turned deadly in Charlottesville.

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Baghdad, [Iraq] Aug 16 (ANI): Three days after the United States-led coalition pounded their locations in Salahuddin province, Islamic State (IS) militants attacked three military bases on Wednesday and eliminated ten soldiers.

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Trump hails Kim Jong Un for making 'wise decision'

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 18:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 16 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has hailed North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's decision of scrapping his plan to attack Guam as a "very wise and well reasoned decision".

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Moscow [Russia], August 16 (ANI): Ambassador of India to Russia Pankaj Saran has said that the St. Petersburg's Declaration signed by India and Russia in June this year presents a roadmap for the development of bilateral relations in the 21st century.

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Amazon damaging 'tax paying retailers': Trump

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 17:31 IST     

New York [U.S.A], August 16 (ANI):United States President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to slam American electronic commerce company Amazon.com Inc. for "damaging "tax paying retailers."

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PPP will not join hands with Sharif: Zardari

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 17:25 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], Aug 16 (ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that his party will not join hands with ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 16 (ANI): Several factors have contributed to the sprouting of sectarianism and extremism in Pakistan's Balochistan province, according to an editorial in the Dawn.

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New York [U.S.A.], August 16 (ANI): Former U.S. president Barack Obama's tweet condemning racism in the aftermath of a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has become the most liked tweet ever in the history of Twitter.

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Pak PM chairs National Security Committee meeting

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 15:41 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 16 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is holding a high level meeting of the National Security Committee in Islamabad today.

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Curtis wins GOP primary in Utah for U.S. House seat

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:47 IST     

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PPP, PAT challenge Kulsoom Nawaz's parliament seat nomination

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:25 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], August 16 (ANI):The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Tuesday filed separate letters of objection with the returning officer, challenging the nomination submitted by Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for National Assembly-120 seat.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 16 (ANI):The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has begun fresh investigations to prepare four references against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's family in accordance with the July 28 Supreme Court verdict for his disqualification.

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Three female suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigeria

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 10:56 IST     

Abuja [Nigeria], August 16 (ANI):At least 30 people were killed and more than 80 others injured when three female suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts in the town of Mandarari, in Nigeria's Borno State, a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, on Tuesday.

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Sierra Leone declares seven-day mourning for mudslide victims

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 10:25 IST     

Freetown [Sierra Leone], August 16 (ANI): Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared a seven-day state mourning in honour of the victims of a devastating mudslide by terming the disaster as the worst in Africa over the past two decades.

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PML-N ponders over options for new party chief

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 10:10 IST     

Lahore[Pakistan], August 16 (ANI):Shahbaz Sharif will continue as Punjab Chief Minister as leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are mulling over options, who would replace former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the party chief, in regard to a notice from election commision, following Sharif's disqualification from office.

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New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): The United States has called on India and China to sit down and have a direct dialogue to resolve their issues.

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