Asia-Pacific
  • The U.S. Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson, categorically mentioned China and Russia, as he urged the international community to take direct action against N. Korea as it fired another ballistic missile over Japan.

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    LAST UPDATE : Sep 15, 2017, 6:27 AM EDT
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  • (Source: Gulf Today)

    At least 25 people, including 23 students, were killed and 10 others injured after a fierce blaze broke out at an Islamic school in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 14, 2017, 6:42 AM EDT
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  • Myanmar's democracy champion and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has drawn flak for mishandling of Rohingya crisis.

    Myanmar's democracy champion and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has decided to skip a trip to the U.N. General Assembly next week amid mounting criticism of her apparent mishandling of Rohingya crisis.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 13, 2017, 6:22 AM EDT
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  • Taung Paw Camp in Rakhine State - Burma

    A day after U.N. human rights chief referred to Burmese crackdown in Rakhine state as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing," the U.S. urged Myanmar to respect the rule of law and contain Rohingya exodus.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 12, 2017, 6:06 AM EDT
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday supervised the test of a hydrogen bomb.

    Nikki Haley, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, called on the world body to impose tougher sanctions on N. Korea, adding that America’s “patience is running out” as the hostile state continues to expand its nuke arsenal.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 05, 2017, 5:32 AM EDT
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  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called missile launch an "unprecedented threat."

    After a brief spell of lull in its war rhetoric, North Korea on Tuesday fired a missile over northern Japan, prompting a swift criticism from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who called the launch an “unprecedented threat.”

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 29, 2017, 6:44 AM EDT
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  • Samsung’s heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong found guilty of giving bribes.

    A South Korean court on Friday handed five-year jail term to Samsung’s heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong after it found the billionaire guilty of paying bribes to seek favors from then President Park Geun-hye.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 25, 2017, 5:28 AM EDT
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  • South Korea has beefed up its controversial U.S.-made Thaad missile defense system.

    S. Korea announced on Monday that it plans to conduct more military drills with the U.S. as tensions spiral on the Korean peninsula after the North tested a hydrogen bomb, designed to fit on to a long-range missile.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 04, 2017, 5:24 AM EDT
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