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SEOUL, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- South Korea will complete an energy road map that shifts its reliance from coal and nuclear power toward natural gas and renewable energy to put more focus on public safety and technology innovation, the government said Thursday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.


ANKARA, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- Turkey on Wednesday criticised Denmark's decision to reject the extradition of an alleged collaborator in the Istanbul New Year's nightclub attack and release him without charges, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported.


WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- A visa suspension between Turkey and Washington is "overblown" and will likely be soon resolved, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported the country's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek as saying.


BEIJING, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- China will step up financial support for major projects of its "Made in China 2025" strategy, a blueprint for upgrading the country's manufacturing sector, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


NEW DELHI, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- A juvenile court in India has sentenced a boy to three years in a remand facility after holding him guilty of conspiracy in two serial bomb blasts in eastern state of Bihar four years back, Xinhua news agency reported.


LOME, Oct 12 (BERNAMA-NNN-AFRICANEWS) -- The Togolese government says opposition gatherings and protests can now only be held on weekends. The measure according to the interior minister was to avoid violence and mischief.


MEXICO CITY, Oct 12 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- A riot at the Cadereyta state prison near Monterrey, Mexico quelled by security forces has left at least 13 inmates dead.

State security spokesman Aldo Fasci said eight people remain in critical condition, adding that the death toll resulting from the riot could still rise.