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Forgery scandal hits S Korea spy agency

Forgery scandal hits S Korea spy agency

South Korea’s intelligence chief has vowed to overhaul his embattled agency amid a scandal involving senior agents charged with fabricating evidence in an espionage case. Nam Jae-joon said Tuesday that he pledged to conduct a “bone-crushing” overhaul of the investigative methods at the country’s National Intelligence Service (NIS). The intelligence chief also apologized and took [&hellip

‘Black tomatoes healthier than red ones’

‘Black tomatoes healthier than red ones’

American scientists have bred a new strangely-colored variety of tomatoes called Indigo Rose, which is being heralded as a new superfood with even greater health benefits than normal red varieties. The new type of tomatoes was bred by Professor Jim Myers at the University of Oregon in the United States. The idea came about when [&hellip

‘Brits no more proud in nationality’

‘Brits no more proud in nationality’

The pride of British people in their national identity has fallen to an all time low, a new study shows. Figures from the British Social Attitudes survey, to be published later this year, revealed earlier this week that only a third of people are “very proud” to be British, compared with 43 percent a decade [&hellip

Chile blaze death toll reaches 15

Chile blaze death toll reaches 15

A massive fire in Chile’s historic port city of Valparaiso has left 15 people dead and thousands homeless. Chile’s Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said on Tuesday that the blaze have forced the evacuation of around 11,000 people so far and that local emergency units are evacuating 700 more families whose homes could be lost if [&hellip

Kiev urges UN to send troops to Ukraine

Kiev urges UN to send troops to Ukraine

Ukraine’s acting president has called for the deployment of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping troops in the eastern part of the country as tensions escalate in several major cities of the region. In a telephone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday, Oleksandr Turchynov said Ukrainian security forces and UN peacekeepers could jointly [&hellip

Egypt’s Sisi submits bid for president

Egypt’s Sisi submits bid for president

Egypt’s former defense minister, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities. “Lawyer Abu Shoqa submitted the required documents on behalf of Sisi that include endorsements by citizens, medical reports, and an application for his candidacy,” media outlets quoted Ahmed [&hellip

Toll from Nigeria twin bombings hits 71

Toll from Nigeria twin bombings hits 71

Twin bomb explosions at a bus station outside Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja have killed at least 71 people and severely injured 124 others. Nigerian security officials say the blasts occurred at the bus station packed with commuters on the outskirts of Abuja on Monday. The death toll rose to 71 after several people succumbed [&hellip

Macedonia is set to hold a presidential election run-off, as results have shown no single winner in the race that pitted incumbent President Giyorgeh Ivanov against opposition candidate Stevo Pendarovski. The country’s electoral commission posted results on the state election commission website on Sunday. With almost 99 percent of the ballots counted, the results showed that [&hellip

Venezuela probes forces for torture

Venezuela probes forces for torture

Venezuelan authorities say they are investigating claims of torture by security forces against anti-government protesters after a top military official admitted the use of excessive force. On Sunday, the country’s chief of the Military Strategic Command, Vladimir Padrino, confessed that security forces had used excessive force during demonstrations in recent days. Padrino added that 97 [&hellip

Hunt for missing Malaysian jet continues

Hunt for missing Malaysian jet continues

The hunt for the Malaysian airliner that has been missing for over a month continues in the Indian Ocean, as search crews have detected an oil slick in the area. Angus Houston, the head of the Australian agency coordinating the search operation, said on Monday that the members of the search teams had collected around [&hellip