Religion and Rights of Children and Women in South Asia

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South Korea, country in East Asia that occupies the southern portion of the Korean peninsula. It faces North Korea across a demilitarized zone miles (4 km) wide that was established by the terms of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War.

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1 day ago  In the 12 years since the Jaipur Literature Festival began, literary festivals have sprung up across the country and in the surrounding nations of South Asia.

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