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South Korean court throws president out of office, two die in protest

South Korean court throws president out of office, two die in protest Fri, 10 Mar, 2017

South Korea's Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving the country's conglomerates at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and China.
North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea, angering Japan and South

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea, angering Japan and South Mon, 06 Mar, 2017

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest on Monday, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.
Women charged with North Korean's murder leave court in bullet-proof vests

Women charged with North Korean's murder leave court in bullet-proof vests Wed, 01 Mar, 2017

Malaysia on Wednesday charged two women, an Indonesian and a Vietnamese, with murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader in a bizarre airport assassination using a super-toxic nerve agent that killed in minutes.
North Korean leader's half-brother murdered in Malaysia

North Korean leader's half-brother murdered in Malaysia Tue, 14 Feb, 2017

 The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been murdered in Malaysia, a South Korean government source said on Tuesday.
Trump says US will deal with North Korea 'very strongly'

Trump says US will deal with North Korea 'very strongly' Mon, 13 Feb, 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to "deal with" North Korea, calling it "a big, big problem" without mentioning the ballistic missile it test-fired over the weekend or any planned American response.
North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump

North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump Sun, 12 Feb, 2017

North Korea appeared to fire a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump, who stood with the Japanese leader as Shinzo Abe called the move "intolerable."
Turkmenistan leader certain to win third term in vote

Turkmenistan leader certain to win third term in vote Sun, 12 Feb, 2017

Turkmen leader Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov is certain to secure a third term in office in Sunday's presidential election, maintaining his grip on power in the isolated gas-rich nation.
Powerful quake kills at least 6 in southern Philippines

Powerful quake kills at least 6 in southern Philippines Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

 A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties.
World celebrations ring in New Year 2017

World celebrations ring in New Year 2017 Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Much of the globe celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties and other festivities, though many were somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year.
More than 20 killed, dozens injured after fire on Indonesian tourist boat

More than 20 killed, dozens injured after fire on Indonesian tourist boat Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Twenty three people were killed and dozens injured on Sunday after a fire ripped through a boat carrying nearly 250 people to islands north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, the city's search and rescue agency said.
Twelve years after Asia tsunami, 400 bodies unidentified in Thailand

Twelve years after Asia tsunami, 400 bodies unidentified in Thailand Mon, 26 Dec, 2016

 At least 400 victims of Asia's 2004 tsunami that killed 226,000 people remain unidentified in Thailand 12 years on, police said on Monday.
China seizes U.S. submarine drone in South China Sea

China seizes U.S. submarine drone in South China Sea Fri, 16 Dec, 2016

China "unlawfully" seized an unmanned US naval probe in international waters in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, a move sure to heighten tensions around Beijing's military presence in the disputed area.
Philippines' Duterte defiant over kill admission

Philippines' Duterte defiant over kill admission Fri, 16 Dec, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte boasted again Friday he had killed criminals, as he vowed no let up in his war on drugs that has already claimed thousands of lives.
Mass protest demands ouster, arrest of South Korea president

Mass protest demands ouster, arrest of South Korea president Sat, 03 Dec, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of protestors marched in Seoul for the sixth-straight week Saturday to demand the ouster and arrest of scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament.
Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China

Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China Sat, 03 Dec, 2016

In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China on Saturday and looked set to cast uncertainty over U.S. policy toward Asia.

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