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13 February 2014

Publication Date : 13-02-2014


The two Koreas fail to reach an agreement during their first high-level talks in seven years on Wednesday due to differences over planned Seoul-Washington military drills, says The Korea Herald. Thailand's Constitutional Court rejects a Democrat Party petition to nullify the February 2 election, saying the court found no merit to hear the case, according to The Nation. The Philippines' Presidential Commission on Good Government recovers the remaining US$29 million of the multimillion-dollar Swiss bank deposits stashed away by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippine Daily Inquirer writes. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hits northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region but no casualties have been reported, a report in China Daily states. Meanwhile, the 4.0-magnitude earthquake with its epicenter located in Taipei City's Shilin District is the most intense earthquake originating in Taipei City in the past 26 years, The China Post quotes the Central Weather Bureau as saying.


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