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Mental disorders double in Taiwan

Taipei, Nov 16 (IANS) A research team has found the prevalence of common mental disorders (CMDs) in Taiwan has doubled over the last two decades, Xinhua reported.

Taiwanese boats leave disputed islands after protest

Taipei, Sep 25 (IANS) Taiwanese fishing boats that sailed to the disputed Diaoyu islands to protest Japan's purchase of the islands completed their voyage Tuesday.

Bhullar wins third Asian Tour title

Taipei, Sep 17 (IANS) India's Gaganjeet Bhullar fought his way to his third Asian Tour title by closing with three-under-par 69 at the weather-shortened Yeangder Tournament Players Championship here Monday.

Bhullar in lead after second round

Taipei, Sep 16 (IANS) India's Gaganjeet Bhullar had two closing birdies to thank for giving him the second round lead when play finally resumed at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship Sunday.

North Korea has no plans for n-test: Official

Pyongyang, June 10 (IANS) North Korea has said it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test "at present", the country's official news agency KCNA reported.

North Korea executed three cannibals

Pyongyang, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea held at least three public executions of people charged with cannibalism in the last few years, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.

North Korea marks army's 80th anniversary

Pyongyang, April 25 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), Xinhua reported.

North Korea threatens South Korean president

Pyongyang, April 23 (IANS) North Korea has threatened to launch 'special operations' against South Korea's president, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.

North Korea holds military parade

Pyongyang, April 15 (IANS) North Korea Sunday held a military parade here to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the country's founder Kim Il-sung.

Kim Jong-un elected chairman of National Defence Commission

Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was Friday elected the first chairman of the National Defence Commission, on the same day a satellite launched by the country broke into pieces after lift-off and fell into the sea.

`North Koreans to try next missile launch in 2-3 years'

Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reports that a North Korean rocket plunged into the Yellow Sea Friday morning will not spell the end of North Korea's rocket programme, said a space and aeronautics expert from Pyongyang Friday.

North Korea rocket launch fails

Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) A North Korean satellite, which South Korea calls a "ballistic missile", failed to enter orbit after its launch Friday morning, the official KCNA news agency reported.

North Korea launches rocket: US

Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday in defiance of warnings from the international community, reported CNN citing two US officials.

North Korea all set to launch satellite: Official

Pyongyang, April 11 (IANS) North Korea is ready to launch a satellite, an official said Wednesday.

North Korea puts rocket on pad for satellite launch

Pyongyang, April 8 (IANS) The rocket for the planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea has been installed on the launch pad, Xinhua reported Sunday.

Foreign observers for North Korean satellite launch

Pyongyang, March 18 (IANS) North Korea would invite international observers to monitor launching of its indigenously-built earth observation satellite -- Kwangmyongsong-3, the state news agency KCNA has reported.

Kim Jong Un appointed North Korea's top military commander

Pyongyang, Jan 1 (IANS) Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, has been appointed the country's top military commander, the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) has announced.

North Korea mourns Kim Jong-il

Pyongyang, Dec 29 (IANS) North Korea Thursday held a national memorial service in Pyongyang to mourn its leader Kim Jong-il who died Dec 17.

North Korea bids farewell to Kim Jong-il

Pyongyang, Dec 28 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday bid a tearful farewell to the country's late leader Kim Jong-il as his body was taken from the Kumsusan Memorial Palace where it has been lying in state to the city's main plaza.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dead, youngest son takes over

Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) Kim Jong-il, the 69-year-old supreme leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, died Saturday during a train journey. His youngest son was made the 'great successor', the country's official KCNA news agency announced Monday.

North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-il is dead

Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) Kim Jong-il, North Korea's top leader who ambitiously pursued a nuclear weapons programme, died Saturday during a train journey 'from a great mental and physical strain'. He was 69, the country's official KCNA news agency announced Monday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies on train

Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died Saturday during a train journey 'from a great mental and physical strain'. He was 69, the country's official KCNA news agency reported Monday.

Mini-laptop market to shrink by 40 mn in 2012

Taipei, Dec 8 (IANS) Tablet computers will eat into the miniature laptop market by 40 million units in 2012, the head of a Taiwanese research institute has said.

North Korea says its building n-reactor

Pyongyang, Nov 30 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday said it was building a nuclear reactor and its production of low enriched uranium was underway.

Japanese firm's map shows Tibet as part of India

Taipei, Nov 29 (IANS) A map drawn by a Japanese firm shows Tibet as part of India. The cartograph also shows China's southwestern Yunnan province as belonging to India, according to the web news portal

Taiwan worker lifts 230 kg with 'iron crotch'

Taipei, Nov 23 (IANS) An ailing Taiwanese worker has reportedly regained his health by practising 'iron crotch', in which men use their genitals to lift iron disks weighing hundreds of kilograms.

Dental cleanings reduce heart attack risk

Taipei, Nov 14 (IANS) People who have their teeth scraped and cleaned had lowered their heart attack and stroke risk by 24 and 13 percent respectively, compared to those who never had a dental cleaning.


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