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1. the point of the compass or direction midway between north and east, 45? clockwise from north
2. any area lying in or towards this direction
3. of or denoting the northeastern part of a specified country, area, etc.
4. (esp of the wind) from the northeast


the northeastern part of England, esp Northumberland, Durham, and the Tyneside area
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The North Korean military last week moved two launchers believed to be for Scud missiles to the northeast province of South Hamgyong, Yonhap news agency said, citing a senior Seoul official.
As fighting raged in several parts of Syria, unknown attackers blew up an oil pipeline in the northeast province of Hasaka, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
In the most dramatic expression of anger, several thousand people packed the main square in Neyshabur in the northeast province of Khorasan Rezavi to protest the high price of food in general and chicken in particular.
Before Bo brought Wang to Chongqing in July 2008, the two worked together between 2001 and 2004 in the northeast province Liaoning where Bo was originally governor.
A government official also announced that the government is studying the possibility of dispatching a military operation to secure a main oil pipeline and refinery in the northeast province of Mareb that was destroyed from attacks in mid-March.
Large quantities of gas, recently discovered in the southeast provinces of Hadramout and Shabwa, and the northeast province of Ma'rib in the Republic of Yemen , Have raised interest in the country's burgeoning oil and gas industry.
On Friday, the Defense Ministry said a senior Yemeni security officer died after being seriously wounded on Thursday in an al- Qaida ambush in the northeast province of Marib, home of Yemen's major location of oil facilities.
The clean-up campaign came a day after two pipelines exploded at an oil storage depot belonging to China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the country's biggest oil company, near Dalian's Xingang Harbour in the northeast province of Liaoning, triggering a blaze that burned throughout the weekend.
More than 1,000 protesters set up a roadblock overnight along a major highway, deflating the tires of 13 police vans and preventing police reinforcements from reaching Bangkok from the northeast province of Udon Thani, the government said.
Private contractors hired by the United States have been known to siphon off almost half of every dollar to pay the salaries of expatriate workers and other overhead costs, but in Jurm, a valley in the windswept mountainous northeast province of Badakhshan, people have taken charge.
AaAaAa The center aims to support and organize craftsmen in the northeast province, improve and diversify their revenues and promote their products.
In October both sides announced a new deal to ensure the supply of Russian oil to China through the East Siberian Pacific Ocean Pipeline (ESPO) that would branch off to China at Skovorodino to China's largest terminal in Daqing, a city in the northeast province of Heilongjiang (New York Times, Oct.

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