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Korean family reunited after over three years of separation

Korean family reunited after over three years of separation

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Monday, August 19, 2013

The North and South Korea divide

An agreement has been reached between the North Korean and South Korean governments to reunite families separated by war over 60 years ago.

In an official report by the Pyongyang media, the reunions are set to take place at a North Korean tourist resort on the 19th September. This agreement came after joint plans between the two states were announced to reopen the Kaesong Industrial Complex, which saw North Korea withdraw it’s 50,000 workers in April in protest against the increase in United Nations sanctions.

In a statement following the deal, South Korean President Park Geun-hye was hopeful that this agreement could spark a more amicable alliance between the two warring states.

“I hope this agreement will help correct wrong practices of the past inter-Korean relations and pave the way for new relations of co-existence,” stated President Park.

Families who were divided by the Korean War between 1950-53 have only been granted opportunities for reunion since 2000, with the last meeting being scheduled in 2010. Due to the lack of direct mail and telephone lines connecting the North and South, over 80,000 South Koreans registered to take part in the previous reunion however not all were accepted into program.

The North and the South of Korea are still technically at war.



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General of Egyptian army intends to use full force to stop protests

General of Egyptian army intends to use full force to stop protests

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Monday, August 19, 2013

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Egyptian General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced that the army will no longer hold restraint against any remaining protesters. el-Sisi made his first public comments about the crack down on sit ins via Egyptian Television on Sunday, saying full force will be used against “attackers who want to destroy Egypt”.

Tension in Egypt is escalating as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi are still protesting on the street as of Sunday despite the major crack down on sit ins by Egyptian army. According to Russia Today, Morsi followers have reacted to el-Sisi’s statement on Egyptian news by taking to the streets on Sunday afternoon. Several protest groups were said to be heading to the Constitutional court.

Officials within the Muslim Brotherhood stated that planned protests were not followed through due to “the presence of army snipers on buildings along the routes.” Crack downs on protests are believed to continue until pro-Morsi followers agree to stand down from their hope of re-instating Morsi.

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Caboolture to play Maroochydore in 2013 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union Preliminary Final

Caboolture to play Maroochydore in 2013 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union Preliminary Final

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August 18, 2013
Caboolture 33
Caloundra 22
Kevin Kaeser Oval,
Morayfield, Queensland
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Referee: Gavin Hawkins

Caboolture have defeated Caloundra 34–22 to secure a place in the 2013 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union A-grade Preliminary Final at Kevin Kaeser Oval, Morayfield, Australia. They are set to play Maroochydore at Sunshine Beach this coming Saturday for a spot in the August 31 Grand Final.

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Trailing 22–3 at half time, Caloundra rallied to within five points. However, a try to Caboolture winger Jay Forrester with eight minutes to play eliminated them from premiership contention.

“Everyone’s keen,” says Forrester, “[Caboolture] want it to be back-to-back [premierships].”

Preliminary Final day is to see Caboolture play Maleny in the Under 19s (Colts), Maleny play Maroochydore in Reserve grade, and Maroochydore play Caboolture in A-grade.



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