Asia-Pacific
  • Jihadist outfit Islamic State launched a suicide attack on a NATO convoy mission in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing eight civilians and injuring 25 others, including three U.S. service members on Wednesday.

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    LAST UPDATE : May 03, 2017, 7:48 AM EDT
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  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un vows to retaliate against U.S. "hysteria and aggression."

    Responding to the joint training drills carried out by the U.S., S. Korean and Japanese air forces on Monday, North Korea stepped up its war-rhetoric and vowed to conduct another nuclear test “at any time.”

    LAST UPDATE : May 02, 2017, 11:08 AM EDT
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  • U.S. President Donald Trump recently hosted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

    U.S. President Donald Trump praised his Chinese counterpart for his role in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear & missile program while adding that the Korea crisis may end up as a “major, major conflict.”

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 28, 2017, 7:26 AM EDT
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  • U.S. President Donald has not ruled out the possibility of negotiations with North Korea.

    The U.S. and South Korea tightened the noose around the North, warning the reclusive state of “swift punitive measures” in case it resorts to further provocative activity with its nuclear and missile expansion programs.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 27, 2017, 7:46 AM EDT
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  • The first elements of T.H.A.A.D. arrive in South Korea.

    With a vigilant watch on North Korea’s missile and nuclear development programs, the U.S. began moving its controversial anti-missile defense system to a South Korean site prompting huge protests from locals.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 26, 2017, 7:39 AM EDT
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  • GBU-43 bomb is colloquially called the “mother of all bombs.”

    According to the Afghan defense ministry, 36 Islamic State militants were killed after the U.S. struck a 300m-long network of caves and tunnels in Nangarhar province with its biggest, non-nuclear bomb on Thursday. 

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 14, 2017, 6:04 AM EDT
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  • Myanmar’s democracy champion and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

    Myanmar’s leader said “ethnic cleansing” too strong a phrase to describe what’s happening in the country’s Muslim-majority Rakhine region while summing up the violence as a case of “Muslims killing Muslims” as well.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 06, 2017, 7:36 AM EDT
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  • Emergency services rushed to Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, St. Petersburg, Russia after the blast.

    A deadly blast, which left 14 people dead and about 49 others injured in a St. Petersburg train carriage on Monday, was carried out by a Kyrgyzstan-born Russian citizen, said the authorities from the Central Asian country.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 04, 2017, 6:02 AM EDT
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  • (Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/flickr)

    Tropical cyclone Debbie struck Australia's north-east coast on Tuesday, leaving thousands of homes cut off from power & phone reception, which prompted P.M. Malcolm Turnbull to activate a disaster response plan.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 28, 2017, 8:40 AM EDT
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