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South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker. Last week, designs and manuals of plant equipment owned by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) were put online by an unknown individual or group. A threat was made that unless three reactors were closed by Christmas, people should "stay away" from them.

The United States slammed North Korea as a "living nightmare" for its citizens at the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on Pyongyang's dismal rights record, held despite opposition from China. The unprecedented talks at the 15-member council opened after China, Pyongyang's ally, failed to block the meeting, which convened even as North Korea faces US accusations of staging a cyber attack on a Hollywood Studio. US envoy Samantha Power said a UN commission of inquiry that compiled testimonies from North Korean exiles exposed the Pyongyang regime's brutality...

Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw union parliament Thura U Shwe Mann met more than 5,000 farmers in Bago township, yesterday. First, on his behalf, Thura U Aye Myint, gave a speech, saying that Hluttaw and government are striving for the welfare of people amid many challenges of democratization process of the country. He added that different views and ideas cannot be avoided during this process, but these need to be used for the welfare of the country and people by not allowing them to deter the country's development.

Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners conference kicked off in Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday, where Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham urged those present to make conduct researches to keep up with ever-changing diagnosis methods and treatments amid changing modern lifestyle. He also stated that successive governments have made efforts to enhance the role of traditional medicine in the public health sector as the people value it as a traditional heritage and for the safety and high effectiveness of its ingredients.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday denied a cabinet reshuffle was a sign his government was in crisis. Abbott unveiled sweeping changes to his ministry, dumping Defence Minister David Johnston, promoting Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and appointing only his second woman to cabinet. It came after recent opinion polls showed his personal approval rating and that of his conservative government had fell over tough spending cuts and perceived broken promises since coming to power late last year.

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