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North Korean soldier defects to South across border

North Korean soldier defects to South across border Sat, 01 Dec, 2018

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday across their heavily fortified land border, which the two sides have begun to demilitarise as relations between the Cold War-era foes warm, the South's military said.
China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20

China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20 Sat, 01 Dec, 2018

The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, will see Saturday if they can find a breakthrough to exit a spiraling trade war as their presidents meet at a tense G20 summit.
Two Koreas, U.N. forces agree to remove weapons at border

Two Koreas, U.N. forces agree to remove weapons at border Mon, 22 Oct, 2018

North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarized zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul's defense ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship.
Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster

Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

More than a thousand people could still be missing after Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, officials said Friday, drastically upping the number of people unaccounted for a week after the disaster.
South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 years on corruption charges

South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 years on corruption charges Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption, making him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by graft charges.
Philippines' Duterte scraps amnesty of chief critic, orders arrest

Philippines' Duterte scraps amnesty of chief critic, orders arrest Tue, 04 Sep, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday withdrew amnesty for an opposition senator involved in a failed coup 15 years ago and ordered his arrest, in what would be the second detention of a lawmaker critical of him.
Japan issues evacuation advisories for one million as typhoon hits west coast

Japan issues evacuation advisories for one million as typhoon hits west coast Tue, 04 Sep, 2018

Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than 1 million people and canceled hundreds of flights in the face of extremely strong winds and heavy rain as typhoon Jebi made landfall along its west central coast on Tuesday.
Strong quake triggers landslides on Indonesian Lombok island

Strong quake triggers landslides on Indonesian Lombok island Sun, 19 Aug, 2018

A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed 460 people.

Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people Sun, 29 Jul, 2018

Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar. Dramatic images showed vast areas of farmland completely submerged in muddy waters stretching to the horizon, with only the rooftops of some houses visible.
Floods force thousands from homes in Myanmar

Floods force thousands from homes in Myanmar Fri, 27 Jul, 2018

Floodwaters have forced thousands from their homes in southeast Myanmar, local police said Friday, as authorities and volunteers scrambled to provide food and aid to the victims.
North Korea marks war anniversary as US remains flown out

North Korea marks war anniversary as US remains flown out Fri, 27 Jul, 2018

In mist-covered hills, North Korean soldiers, sailors and civilians gathered Friday at a heroes' cemetery to commemorate their brothers in arms on the anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
Trump says Russia to 'help with North Korea'

Trump says Russia to 'help with North Korea' Wed, 18 Jul, 2018

 President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russia would help with North Korea and offered an enthusiastic update on the U.S. process of negotiating with the antagonistic Asian nation over nuclear weapons.
Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge Wed, 18 Jul, 2018

 Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly Wednesday of their incredible ordeal.
Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge Wed, 18 Jul, 2018

 Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly Wednesday of their incredible ordeal.
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