January 22nd @ 3:12 PM GMT
Yahoo! The Qatar Masters appeared set for another thrilling finish as a trio of golfers shared the lead after the second round on Thursday. South Africans George Coetzee and Branden Grace along with Austrian Bernd Wiesberger were on top on nine-under par 135 for a one-shot advantage over Argentinian Emiliano Grillo, South Korean An Byeong-hun and Scot Marc Warren. Coetzee, winner of the Joburg Open late last year, shot a steady 67 in another day of calm conditions at the Doha Golf Club, while Wies... (Sports)
January 23rd @ 8:53 AM GMT
Yahoo! North Korea on Friday demanded the lifting of sanctions, imposed by South Korea after a 2010 attack on one of its naval vessels, as a condition for resuming dialogue. It was the first official response to the South's offer to talk, including discussions on resuming reunions of families separated during the 1950-53 civil war. After a delegation of high-level North Korean officials made a surprise visit in October last year to the closing ceremony of the Asian Games, South Korea said it was ... (World)
January 23rd @ 11:03 AM GMT
Yahoo! South Korea's economy registered its slowest growth for more than two years in the fourth quarter, the Bank of Korea said Friday, underlining recovery concerns despite record low interest rates. The figure was in line with an earlier estimate by BOK Governor Lee Ju-Yeol, who noted ''exceptional'' factors affecting growth in the fourth quarter, including falling infrastructure investment and telecom equipment sales. ''The 3.4 percent growth forecast is largely in line with the country... (Politics)
January 22nd @ 7:19 PM GMT
Reuters North Korea called on Thursday for the top United Nations human rights body to investigate allegations of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) torture in the George W. Bush era, that were contained in a recent Senate report.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654198/s/429b0a67/sc/1/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (World)
January 25th @ 12:22 AM GMT (3.4 hr ago)
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January 22nd @ 5:20 AM GMT
Reuters South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co on Thursday reported a fourth straight quarterly profit decline, pulled down by a plunge in the Russian ruble and increased buying incentives in the United States.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654199/s/4294186e/sc/2/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (Business)
January 22nd @ 1:32 PM GMT
Yahoo! Tim Cahill's brilliant double strike sank China and took Australia into the Asian Cup semi-finals on Thursday as Son Heung-Min defied illness to lead South Korea into the last four. Hosts Australia had the upper hand against China without crafting the breakthrough, until 35-year-old Cahill pulled out a stunning bicycle-kick just after half-time. (World)
January 23rd @ 4:24 AM GMT
Yahoo! Ten crew members are missing after a Chinese fishing boat collided with a cargo ship near South Korea, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. The collision took place off the coast of South Korea's Jeju Island on Thursday night, Xinhua said, citing Yonhap news agency. No information was given about the identity of the cargo ship or its crew. (World)
January 22nd @ 7:43 AM GMT
Yahoo! Bitter rivals Iran and Iraq square off in a potentially explosive Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra on Friday with the coaches of both teams urging players to keep their emotions in check. There has been little love lost between the neighbours over the years, Iran frequently coming out on top -- winning the continental tournament three times to Iraq's solitary title. The prize is a semi-final with South Korea or Uzbekistan as Iran bid to end an Asian Cup drought stretching back to 1976, ... (World)