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2008-09-05 09:00:23

Film festival begins in DPRK to mark national day PYONGYANG, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- A 10-day film festival marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) kicked off Thursday, the official KCNA news agency reported. The opening ceremony was held at the Pyongyang International Cinema House. Dozens of documentaries and feature films singing the praises of leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are going to be screened across the country. (c)...

2008-09-05 09:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Updated version: Updates throughout with start of meetings in Beijing; changes dateline per 0846 gmt source update; By Lee Ji- dong: "Envoys To Discuss Pyongyang's Nuclear Resumption"] BEIJING/SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - Nuclear envoys began a flurry of meetings in Beijing on Friday to discuss ways of dealing with Pyongyang's move to restart its reactor and find a breakthrough on how to verify the secretive regime's nuclear...

2008-09-01 09:00:20

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Ruling Parties of China, Vietnam To Share Governing Experience"] BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) - Senior officials of the ruling parties of China and Vietnam on Monday proposed further sharing of their experience in national and party governance. Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, met with Tran Luu Hai, deputy head of the Communist...

2008-08-13 18:00:39

Laos to consume more fuel HANOI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Laos, using over 480 million liters of gasoline and diesel last year, is estimated to consume 220 million liters of gasoline and 300 liters of diesel in 2010, Lao newspaper Vientiane Times reported Tuesday. Laos is also forecast to use more than 400 million liters of gasoline and over 600 million liters of diesel in 2020, the newspaper quoted Bouathep Malaykham, director of the Electricity Department under the country's Ministry of...

2008-08-11 09:00:55

Poor environmental sanitation costs Vietnam 780 mln USD a year: study HANOI, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Poor environmental sanitation costs Vietnam an estimated 780 million U.S. dollars a year, the Vietnam News Agency reported Thursday, citing a study by the World Bank. The most affected sectors are community health, water supply, tourism and the people's living conditions, according to the study on economic impact of environmental sanitation of the World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program....

2008-08-09 09:00:29

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [Kim Jong Il's last reported public appearance was his visit to Hamju pig and goat farms as cited in the first and second referent items; KCNA headline: "DPRK's KCNA: Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] Gives Field Guidance to Nursery Shop"; Korea Programme KCI] Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) - Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il], general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave field...

2008-07-28 03:00:33

I read with disbelief that our school officials and the general public are unaware how to improve our high-school dropout rate. Somehow, they have forgotten that America is a highly competitive society. This means that our people are not rewarded for helping each other, but for doing better than their neighbors, peers and, of course, classmates. The grading system on a curve is definitive proof of success and failure on a comparative basis. As parents, we learned that the school's honor...

2008-07-26 12:00:39

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) - Women's union members' celebration of the Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War titled "July 27, the Day of Victory, Will Last Forever under the Guidance of the songun [military-first] Illustrious Commander of Mt. Paektu" was held at the plaza of the Monument to the Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War on Friday. Put on the stage were such colourful numbers as narration and...

2008-07-23 12:01:10

By Ray Sanchez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 23--GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba -- When Ricardo Gourrie Valle is not caring for patients at a rural clinic, he's toiling the land on his family's 35-acre farm. "I like medicine and being a doctor, but I make a better living on the family farm," said Gourrie, 43, a general practitioner who makes about $20 a month as a physician. "It's hard work but gratifying." Cuba last week unveiled a plan to boost food production by granting private farmers...

2008-07-21 12:01:18

North Korean officials are expressing regret over the shooting death of a South Korean tourist but aren't cooperating in an investigation, sources say. Unnamed South Korean civilians who met with North Korean officials returned to Seoul saying Pyongyang is worried that what it says was an accidental shooting will have far-reaching effects on its relations with the South, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Monday. Tourist Park Wang-ja, 53, was killed July 11 by a North Korean...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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