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Key developments in South Korean presidential crisis

Key developments in South Korean presidential crisis

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is shown during a November 29 televised address. The fact that Friday's manual paper ballot is anonymous has fuelled speculation that some lawmakers who pledged a "yes" vote in line with public opinion, may in fact vote against.


Isinbayeva to oversee Russian anti-doping agency

Isinbayeva to oversee Russian anti-doping agency

The report said Russian officials started to panic about the risks of being caught in the run-up to the London Olympics which McLaren said was corrupted on an "unprecedented" scale. The Russian Olympic team finished the 2014 Olympics in Sochi in the first place of the medals standings with the overall result of 33 won medals (13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals) surpassing its previous Winter Olympics record of 11 gold medals, set at the 1994 Winter Games in Norway's Lillehammer.


Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia over Rohingya

Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia over Rohingya

ASEAN remains tight-lipped on the situation, even though delegates are expected to meet for a round of informal talks over recent developments on regional peace, security and stability, a diplomatic source said . "The world can not sit by and watch genocide taking place", he said. Indonesia's foreign minister Retno Marsudi said on Wednesday she had expressed her concern to Aung San Suu Kyi over the treatment of Rohingya Muslims.


Australia announces 12-member squad for pink-ball tour match against Pakistan

Australia announces 12-member squad for pink-ball tour match against Pakistan

Australia has named an unchanged side for the first test against Pakistan starting on December 15, keeping three players who made their debuts in the Adelaide win over South Africa last month. "He's quick enough as well, he'll be a handful". In between those two overs, Rahat Ali claimed the other wicket when he dismissed opener Jake Carder for naught.



Surgeon General sounding alarm on teens' use of e-cigarettes

But it pointed to research showing nicotine exposure can be particularly harmful to a developing adolescent brain, and debunked the myth that e-cigarette aerosol is "harmless" water vapor. The center provides professional training and publishes scientific research on youth and young adult use of nicotine and tobacco products, as well as marketing methods targeted to this population.


Terror suspect arrested in Rotterdam in possession of Kalashnikov

Terror suspect arrested in Rotterdam in possession of Kalashnikov

Police in Rotterdam have arrested a 30-year-old man suspected of preparing an "act of terrorism", prosecutors say. It is unclear what authorities believe the man had meant to do, whether he had links with the so-called Islamic State group, or whether he had been in Syria or Iraq.