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Chinese architects envision man-made mountain forest
A project of Beijing-based architect company MAD Architects brings what the name promises. The Urban Forest skyscraper looks like an artificial mountain, with vast forests and villages clinging to the hillsides.

December 02, 2009 07:50

North Koreans may face death penalty over Kim Jong-Il espionage
A group of North Koreans could face execution for disclosing information on the whereabouts of Kim Jong-Il to South Korean media. Several were arrested and charged, South Korean reports and sources say.

December 01, 2009 18:50

Iran reacts to world's criticism with 10 new uranium plants
The Iranian government approved on Sunday the building of ten new uranium enrichment plants. It comes amid mounting pressure over the country's disputed nuclear program.

November 30, 2009 12:11

To the point – to the hilt
President Barack Obama has committed 9,000 U.S. Marines to spearhead a new troop surge strategy in Afghanistan, according to the Washington Post.

February 01, 2010 12:14

Motives of Iran’s nuclear program still in doubt – IAEA
The International Atomic Energy Agency has censured Iran’s nuclear defiance on Friday. It is the first resolution of the IAEA on Iran since 2006.

November 28, 2009 03:55

Will you go to bed with me? South Korean men allowed to have sex
South Korea’s Constitutional Court has officially annulled a half-century-old criminal code that forbade men from having premarital sex with women unless they were to be married.

November 26, 2009 20:23

Relatives blame deaths of Indian counter-terrorist troops on government
A year after ten heavily armed gunmen attacked India’s financial capital Mumbai, families of victims still have lots of unanswered questions.

November 27, 2009 04:54

Memories of Mumbai horrors still fresh in minds one year on
It has been a year since the deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai left 180 dead. Now the main question the Indian public is putting to its authorities is whether the police is able to protect them from new atrocities.

November 26, 2009 10:42

Indian president, 74, test flies Russian fighter jet
The respectable age of 74 didn’t stop President of India Pratibha Patil from personally testing a fighter jet, the Russian-designed Su-30 MKI.

April 07, 2010 22:18

“Singh’s 2005 visit didn’t generate nearly as much interest”
Indian PM Manmohan Singh is in the US on a state visit discussing terrorism and the financial crisis. Manish Antani from the US-India political action committee told RT he was surprised with the attention given to Singh.

December 04, 2009 10:11

Buddhist monk defies pacifism in search of fresh air
A Myanmar Buddhist monk, 45, opened the emergency exit of his plane, delaying the flight for more than 7 hours. He claimed there was not enough air for him in the plane.

November 25, 2009 01:52

Japan accuses Russia of “illegal occupation”
The Japanese government has adopted a document claiming that Russia “illegally occupies the South Kuril Islands.” Russia’s Foreign Ministry has sent a letter of protest to Tokyo in response.

December 02, 2009 07:46

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