Today in History: August 6 — Game of Thrones debuted

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On this day in 1996 a fantasy novel, called A Game of Thrones (first in the series of A Song of Ice and Fire) was released with no fanfare. The novel Continue reading

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Today in History: August 6 — America dropped atomic bomb in Japan

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American bomber 

On this day, August 6, 1945, America dropped atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. This happened during World War II and remains the only use of nuclear bomb in warfare.

The atomic bomb was dropped in the city by an American B-29 bomber, known as Continue reading

President Willing To Resign

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye

President Park Geun-hye of South Korea has revealed she’s willing to resign. On Tuesday in a televised address to the nation, Ms Park said she will resign “once law makers come up with measures to transfer power in a way that minimises any power vacuum and chaos government”.

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Opposition parties have been urging the president to resign honourably or face impeachment. Continue reading

South Koreans Insist President Park Must Go!

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Demonstrators in South Korea holding candles. Photo: Telegraph 

On Saturday hundreds of thousands of South Koreans have defied cold and snowy weather to fill the streets of Seoul demanding the resignation of President Park Geun-hye. Park has been engulfed in nepotism charges for letting her confidante, Choi Soon-sil view confidential documents and presidential speeches. Choi does not hold an official government position and is accused of using her relationship with the president to accrue millions of dollars in donation Continue reading