AFP files - General Hwang Eui-Don speaks at a change of command ceremony at a US army base in Seoul on September 21, 2009
SEOUL, Dec 14, 2010 (AFP) - South Korea's army chief resigned Tuesday, reportedly over a property investment, at a time of high tensions with North Korea following its deadly artillery attack last month.
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WELLINGTON, Dec 14, 2010 (AFP) - Rescuers Tuesday abandoned the search for 17 seamen lost after a South Korean trawler sank in icy waters off Antarctica, saying there is no hope they survived a tragedy that has claimed 22 lives.
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AFP file - Richard Holbrooke
WASHINGTON, DEc 13 (AFP) – Veteran US diplomat Richard Holbrooke, 69, the US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died after undergoing surgery after suffering a torn aorta, US media reported.
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Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce shouts to his players during the English Premiership football match between Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers at The Reebok Stadium in Bolton, north-west England on December 12, 2010. AFP
MANCHESTER, Dec 13, 2010 (AFP) - Sir Alex Ferguson blasted Blackburn Rovers' decision to sack manager Sam Allardyce on Monday, saying it was "stupid" and "confounded common sense".
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MANCHESTER, England, Dec 13, 2010 (AFP) - South Korea international Park Ji-Sung's sixth goal of the season sent Manchester United two points clear at the top of the Premier League table after they beat former leaders Arsenal 1-0 at Old Trafford here on Monday.
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The Japanese consulate in Ho Chi Minh City has provided US$105,870 for the construction of a Speech Therapy facility at Thuan An Education Center, which is for disabled children in the southern province of Binh Duong.
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Millions of US dollars in value-added tax have been refunded to firms though only 1 percent of their refund applications have been scrutinised, while tax evaders are let off scot-free.
The oldest tomb from Nguyen Lords’ time - Queen Doan Thi Ngoc royal tomb and the only remaining work from Tay Son Dynasty - Hoang De (Emperor) Citadel have been severely ruined in the central region.
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Expensive properties in big cities downtown have led high-income earners to move away to rural areas, where they can enjoy countryside with their cottages.
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Vietnam’s rice export revenue this year is estimated to set a record of over US$3 billion, said Vietnam Food Association (VFA) chairperson Truong Thanh Phong at last week’s meeting to discuss the rice export situation.
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Foreign firms have rejected speculation that they report losses to avoid paying tax even when they have money to expand their business, explaining the funds come from bank loans and customers.
PARIS, Dec 12, 2010 (AFP) - Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were locked at the top of the Spanish scoring charts on Sunday as Barcelona and Real Madrid continued their enthralling, high-stakes title duel.
Barcelona's forward Bojan Krkic (R) celebrates with his team-mate Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) after scoring against Real Sociedad. AFP
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SEOUL, Dec 13, 2010 (AFP) - South Korea will stage a major civil defence drill this week against attacks by North Korean aircraft amid continuing high tensions after the North's bombardment last month, officials said Monday.
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DUBAI, Dec 13, 2010 (AFP) - The man suspected of carrying out weekend bombings in Sweden said in a purported will he was fulfilling a threat by Al-Qaeda in Iraq to attack Sweden, the SITE monitoring group said Monday.
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WELLINGTON, Dec 13, 2010 (AFP) - A South Korean trawler sank suddenly and without warning off Antarctica Monday, killing up to 22 fishermen, with its owners saying it may have collided with an iceberg.
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