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Beijing Court Sentences Airport Bomber to 6 Years in Prison
October 21, 2013 ... HONG KONG, Oct. 15 Kyodo A Beijing court on Tuesday sentenced a wheelchair-bound man who set off a makeshift bomb at Beijing's main airport in July to six years in prison. The People's Court in Chaoyang District ruled that Ji Zhongxing ...

Japanese, Other Abductees May Be under Surveillance in Pyongyang
October 21, 2013 ... SEOUL, Oct. 16 Kyodo A Japanese woman kidnapped by North Korea is under special surveillance in Pyongyang along with 50 abductees from the South, in line with an order by leader Kim Jong Un, a support group for relatives of South Korean...

UPDATE2: Pakistan Provincial Minister Dies in Suicide Attack
October 21, 2013 ... ISLAMABAD, Oct. 16 Kyodo (EDS: ADDS CLAIM OF RESPONSIBILITY BY MILITANT GROUP; FIXES SPELLINGS OF MINISTER, TOWN, PROVINCE) A provincial minister in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province was killed in a suicide bomb attack at his...

Asian Editorial Excerpts
October 21, 2013 ... TOKYO, Oct. 17 Kyodo Selected editorial excerpts from the Asia-Pacific press: INEVITABLE OPTION (The Korea Herald, Seoul) In their joint news conference after security talks here early this month, South Korean and U.S. defense chiefs...

FOCUS: Kennedy's Role in NPO Sectors Another Interest among Japanese
October 21, 2013 ... WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 Kyodo New U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy is known in Japan as a glamorous appointment who carries political clout, but her new role is also likely to highlight the advocacy and nonprofit work for which she is prominent...