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Last updated: Monday, November 30, 2015 10:10:05 PM

Seoul private schools run illegal English lessons
Seoul, Nov 30 (IANS) Some private elementary schools in South Korea's capital Seoul are breaking relevant laws by giving uncertified English lessons to young students, a local civic group said on Monday.

Monday, November 30, 2015 4:22:05 PM

Japanese firms to launch workers' stress checks
Tokyo, Nov 30 (IANS) Japanese companies will check their employees' stress levels, starting from Tuesday, as part of efforts to prevent work-related mental disorders, the media reported.

Monday, November 30, 2015 4:20:05 PM

Taiwan-China spy swap confirmed
Taipei, Nov 30 (IANS) The Taiwanese defence ministry on Monday confirmed that two of its senior intelligence agents kidnapped and held by China for the past nine years have been released and repatriated in October in exchange for one of its own.

Monday, November 30, 2015 4:10:05 PM

Chinese shares reverse fall
Beijing, Nov 30 (IANS) Chinese stocks on Monday reversed last week's fall with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closing at 3,445.41 points -- a 0.26 percent increase -- while the smaller Shenzhen index gained 0.64 percent to close at 12,037.86 points.

Monday, November 30, 2015 4:00:06 PM

Thailand sees improved tourism, contracts export in October
Bangkok, Nov 30 (IANS) Thailand's tourism sector slightly improved in October as the number of foreign tourists expanded 3.7 percent from the previous month, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) said on Monday.

Monday, November 30, 2015 3:58:04 PM

Santa Clauses riding on Japan train
Tokyo, Nov 30 (IANS) A team of Santa Clauses surprised passengers aboard a train in eastern Japan in an event to usher in the holiday season, a media report said on Monday.

Monday, November 30, 2015 3:54:05 PM

South Korea ratifies free trade agreement with China
Seoul, Nov 30 (IANS) South Korea on Monday ratified its free trade agreement (FTA) with China, taking an important step toward regional economic integration.

Monday, November 30, 2015 3:54:04 PM

53 child soldiers released in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 30 (IANS) Myanmar has released 53 more child soldiers who were recruited and used in military service, bringing the total number of such children discharged in 2015 to 146, according to an official statement on Monday.

Monday, November 30, 2015 3:06:04 PM

South Korea ratifies free trade agreement with China
Seoul, Nov 30 (IANS) The South Korean parliament, during a plenary session on Monday, ratified the country's free trade agreement (FTA) with China.

Monday, November 30, 2015 3:04:05 PM

Lack of parental care affects brain development
Tokyo, Nov 30 (IANS) Children who are left without direct parental care for extended periods of time show larger gray matter volumes in the brain and may also show delay in brain development, according to a new study.

Monday, November 30, 2015 3:02:04 PM

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