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North Korea says open to talks with U.S. but condemns sanctions

North Korea says open to talks with U.S. but condemns sanctions Sun, 25 Feb, 2018

Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea on Sunday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, according to the South's presidency, hours after the North accused Washington of trying to stir up conflict on the peninsula with new sanctions.
Deadly mudflows threaten residents near erupting Philippine volcano

Deadly mudflows threaten residents near erupting Philippine volcano Sat, 27 Jan, 2018

Millions of tonnes of ash and rocks from an erupting Philippine volcano could bury nearby communities due to heavy rain, authorities said Saturday, as tens of thousands flee over fears of a deadly explosion.
Dozens dead in South Korea hospital blaze

Dozens dead in South Korea hospital blaze Fri, 26 Jan, 2018

A huge fire tore through a South Korean hospital on Friday killing at least 37 people, the government said, in the country's worst blaze for a decade.
North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war

North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war Sun, 24 Dec, 2017

The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it, North Korea's foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure.
Philippines storm leaves 182 dead and tens of thousands displaced

Philippines storm leaves 182 dead and tens of thousands displaced Sat, 23 Dec, 2017

Tens of thousands have been forced from their homes by a tropical storm that battered the southern Philippines leaving at least 182 dead, police and aid agencies said Sunday.
Three missing, thousands flee as storm heads for Philippines

Three missing, thousands flee as storm heads for Philippines Sat, 16 Dec, 2017

Tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods and three fishermen were missing Saturday as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak barrelled towards the eastern Philippines, officials said.
North Korea fires ballistic missile

North Korea fires ballistic missile Tue, 28 Nov, 2017

North Korea fired a ballistic missile early Wednesday, South Korean military officials said, the first such launch in two months and just a week after the US slapped fresh sanctions on the hermit state and declared it a state sponsor of terrorism.
Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao after change to China constitution

Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao after change to China constitution Tue, 24 Oct, 2017

China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a second five-year term.
Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam

Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam Thu, 12 Oct, 2017

Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have killed at least 43 people, left 34 others missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said Thursday.
Two women deny murdering North Korean leader's half-brother

Two women deny murdering North Korean leader's half-brother Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a banned nerve agent pleaded not guilty at the start of a high-profile murder trial in a Malaysian court on Monday.

Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections

Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Nissan is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year to re-inspect them because they had not gone through the proper final checks.

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar Sun, 24 Sep, 2017

Myanmar's army said Sunday it had discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 28 Hindus, including women and children, in violence-wracked Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi denies going 'soft' on military

Myanmar's Suu Kyi denies going 'soft' on military Wed, 20 Sep, 2017

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a suggestion she is soft on the military, which the United Nations has accused of ethnic cleansing, saying her relationship with the generals was normal and her objective was national reconciliation.
Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh Sun, 17 Sep, 2017

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday.
North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea fires missile over Japan Thu, 14 Sep, 2017

North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastwards over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday, Seoul and Tokyo said, its latest provocation amid high tensions over its banned weapons programmes.
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