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Adultery no longer a crime in South Korea

Marital infidelity is no longer a criminal act in South Korea.Full article

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Bid for more US defense funds gets chilly House reception

As of 02/27/2015 8:14 AM
U.S. military officials seeking a big boost in defense spending received little encouragement on Thursday from a House panel reviewing their bid for more funds, with one lawmaker saying the extra money would have to be cut ''with you or ... without you.'' Full article

Atheist US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

As of 02/27/2015 8:13 AM
A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on Thursday, police said, with the atheist writer's family claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists. Full article

IS jihadists destroy ancient artefacts in Iraq: video

As of 02/27/2015 8:13 AM
Islamic State militants armed with sledgehammers and jackhammers have destroyed priceless ancient artefacts in Iraq's city of Mosul, a video released by the jihadists Thursday shows. Full article

US spymaster warns over low-level cyber attacks

As of 02/27/2015 7:41 AM
A steady stream of low-level cyber attacks poses the most likely danger to the United States rather than a potential digital ''armageddon,'' US intelligence director James Clapper said on Thursday. Full article

Islamic State executioner 'Jihadi John' identified

As of 02/26/2015 11:52 PM
"Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State militant apparently responsible for beheading Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi by experts and the media. Full article

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew still in ICU: government

As of 02/26/2015 10:09 AM
Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has been put on antibiotics and remains in intensive care at a government hospital, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement Thursday. Full article

South Korea court to rule on legalising adultery

As of 02/26/2015 8:02 AM
South Korea's Constitutional Court is set to rule Thursday on a motion to strike down a controversial law that outlaws adultery and threatens violators with jail time. Full article

UN Security Council calls for stepping up Yemen talks

As of 02/26/2015 8:01 AM
The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for the stepping up of UN-brokered talks on ending a growing crisis in Yemen after President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's escape from house arrest. Full article

US, Iran have 'mutual interest' in defeating IS: Kerry

As of 02/26/2015 7:58 AM
The United States and Iran have a "mutual interest" in defeating the Islamic State group but the long-time foes are not cooperating to do so, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. Full article

Tiger falls to death from China skyscraper

As of 02/25/2015 11:49 PM
A seven-month-old tiger fell to its death from a Chinese high-rise building, state media reported Wednesday, apparently frightened by Lunar New Year fireworks. Full article