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'Comfort Women' row with Japan unresolved , South Korea says

'Comfort Women' row with Japan unresolved , South Korea says

Kang noted during a press meeting in Seoul that the previous government's move should have been based on wider and more solid opinions of the "comfort women" here. The girl statue, which symbolizes the comfort women, was placed in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul in December 2011 to mark the 1,000th rally demanding Japan's honest apology and legal responsibility for the wartime atrocity.


Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus over Anant Hegde's remarks

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus over Anant Hegde's remarks

There was a massive uproar in Rajya Sabha against the comment made by the minister earlier this week. Pattedar also said that Owaisi had called to appreciate him for his statement. The Congress reacted strongly, saying both the BJP and the RSS were "unmasked" by Hegde's remarks and alleged that "abusing the oath of office and denigrating the Constitution and its values have become a distinctive feature of Modi government".


Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as Himachal CM

Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as Himachal CM

Along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah , Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Thavarchand Gehlot also attended the swearing-in ceremony. The BJP took nearly a week to decide on the Chief Minister after its chief ministerial candidate Dhumal lost the election. If Kangra district with 15 of the 68 assembly seats forms the political heart of Himachal, then Mandi comes in second with 10 seats.


Sydney mother faces execution if convicted of drug offences in Malaysia

Sydney mother faces execution if convicted of drug offences in Malaysia

She said he asked her to bring the bag to Australia. He added that the prosecution had failed to provide any CCTV images of the arrest. The mother-of-four had hoped to escape the death penalty after the Malaysian government agreed to scrap mandatory capital punishment for drug trafficking.


Oil hits $60 a barrel for the first time in 2.5 years

Oil hits $60 a barrel for the first time in 2.5 years

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $59.87 a barrel at 0754 GMT, down 10 cents from their last settlement. The impending restart of Forties, a key North Sea pipeline, limited the extent of the rally. Phil Flynn, of the Price Futures Group in Chicago, said while there were several factors behind the price jump, "the headline today is Libya, which is raising concern about the oil supply".


Bitterly cold temps take control

Bitterly cold temps take control

One sweeps by to the south on Friday , another may pass near us New Year's Eve-New Year's Day, and perhaps another 3 or 4 days after that. 2017 will go out, and 2018 will come in, decidedly cold for Southwest Virginia, and much of the central and eastern United States.