North Korea may strike US mainland with intercontinental ballistic missile this year: South Korea’s spy agency

November 20, 2017 10:00 pm
North Korea may strike US mainland with intercontinental ballistic missile this year: South Korea’s spy agency

This July 28, 2017 file photo released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows Pyongyang’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Hwasong-14, being launched during a test. (Via AFP) The South Korean intelligence service has told parliamentarians that the North could possibly develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable […]

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South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm

November 19, 2017 10:58 am
South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm

This picture taken on June 6, 2017 shows South Korean health officials preparing to bury chickens at a chicken farm in the southern island of Jeju after the bird flu virus hit a nearby aviary. (Photo by AFP) South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly […]

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Cambodia accuses US of plotting to overthrow government

November 17, 2017 11:31 pm
Cambodia accuses US of plotting to overthrow government

Journalists stand outside the Supreme Court building during a hearing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Cambodia has accused the United States of acting as the “ringleader” of an alleged coup plot in the country by a recently-outlawed main opposition party. The accusation came after Washington urged […]

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North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear program

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North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear program

This picture from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on August 29, 2017 and released on August 30, 2017 shows North Korea’s intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad at an undisclosed location near Pyongyang. (Photo by AFP) North Korea has dismissed international […]

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Indonesia to roll out 1,000 ‘eco-mosques’ by 2020

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Indonesia to roll out 1,000 ‘eco-mosques’ by 2020

Indonesian Muslims gather in the Baiturrahman mosque in Banda Aceh, Aceh Province, in Indonesia, June 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Worshippers in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, are set to go green with a new initiative that aims to establish 1,000 eco-mosques by 2020. Launched this week by Indonesian […]

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Chinese, Russian militaries to hold simulated anti-missile drills in Beijing

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Chinese, Russian militaries to hold simulated anti-missile drills in Beijing

Deputy Commander of the Chinese Navy Wang Hai (L) greets Russian marines during a joint naval drill in China’s Guangdong Province, on September 14, 2016. The Chinese and Russian militaries are preparing to hold joint computer-assisted anti-missile drills in what is said to be a response to the deployment of […]

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Eighth Aussie lawmaker Jacqui Lambie quits over dual nationality

November 14, 2017 10:30 am
Eighth Aussie lawmaker Jacqui Lambie quits over dual nationality

Jacqui Lambie, an independent senator for the island state of Tasmania, reacts after delivering a statement regarding her resignation, in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on November 14, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) An eighth lawmaker has resigned in Australia because of a rule banning dual citizens […]

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns of Myanmar crisis at ASEAN event

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns of Myanmar crisis at ASEAN event

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations (UN)’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the urgency of attempts needed to end the appalling plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. […]

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Vietnam, China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

November 13, 2017 2:30 am
Vietnam, China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at Presidential Palace in Hanoi on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Vietnam and China have agreed to avoid conflicts and resolve maritime issues in the disputed South China Sea, in what is seen as a move […]

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opens in Philippine capital Manila amid anti-US protests

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opens in Philippine capital Manila amid anti-US protests

Leaders of the ASEAN summit pose for a picture at the opening ceremony of the summit in Manila, Philippines, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking part in a two-day summit in the Philippine capital, Manila, amid tight security […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says US firms to suffer from bans on Russia

November 12, 2017 2:32 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin says US firms to suffer from bans on Russia

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says Washington’s sanctions have deprived American businesses from investment opportunities in Russian economy.     Russian President Vladimir Putin says American firms risk losing the race over investments in his country’s economy to their international rivals as a result of US sanctions.     “By banning ExxonMobil from […]

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Australia’s abandonment of refugees unacceptable: New Zealand

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Australia’s abandonment of refugees unacceptable: New Zealand

A handout photo taken in November 2017 shows asylum seekers at the former detention center for refugees on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has blasted Australia for abandoning hundreds of refugees on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG), describing what […]

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China urges South Korea to resume talks with North Korea

November 11, 2017 1:43 am
China urges South Korea to resume talks with North Korea

China’s President Xi Jinping attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang on November 11, 2017. (Photo by the APEC 2017 National Committee) Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged South Korea to resume dialogue with the North to find a solution to the ongoing […]

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North Korea says US President Donald Trump begging for ‘nuclear war’ during Asia tour

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North Korea says US President Donald Trump begging for ‘nuclear war’ during Asia tour

US President Donald Trump’s hair blows in the wind as he boards Air Force One before flying to Vietnam to attend the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit at Beijing airport on November 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Pyongyang has censured US President Donald Trump’s five-nation tour of Asia, […]

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Papua New Guinea starts dismantling refugee camp fences

November 9, 2017 1:34 am
Papua New Guinea starts dismantling refugee camp fences

A handout photo taken and received on November 9, 2017 from the Refugee Action Coalition shows contractors dismantling fences at the Australian detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) Authorities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have started dismantling fences around a formerly Australian-run detention camp on […]

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Beijing urges restraint as Tokyo plans to shoot down North Korean missiles

November 6, 2017 12:38 am
Beijing urges restraint as Tokyo plans to shoot down North Korean missiles

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying China has called on Japan and the United States to exercise restraint over the tension on the Korean Peninsula after Tokyo warned of shooting down North Korean missiles if necessary. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying warned on Monday that the “situation on the […]

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Austrian politician Peter Pilz resigns over sexual harassment allegations

November 4, 2017 6:09 pm
Austrian politician Peter Pilz resigns over sexual harassment allegations

Austrian politician Peter Pilz has quit over allegations of sexual harassment. (File photo) A seasoned Austrian politician, known for his long anti-establishment campaigns, has resigned from his top post in his party over allegations of sexual harassment. Peter Pilz, who leads the newly formed anti-establishment Pilz List party, announced his resignation […]

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Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

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Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

Indian men stand beside a makeshift bund made of litter built by residents to stop the flow of rain water in their area after heavy monsoon rains in Chennai, India, on November 03, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people took refuge in relief camps as torrential monsoon rains flooded […]

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‘Brutal’ US-led UN sanctions constitute ‘genocide, rights violations:’ North Korea

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‘Brutal’ US-led UN sanctions constitute ‘genocide, rights violations:’ North Korea

Members of the UN Security Council vote at a UN Security Council meeting over North Korea’s new sanctions on September 11, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. (Photo by AFP) North Korea has slammed the “brutal” US-backed sanctions imposed by the UN on the country over its military […]

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ICC prosecutor seeks investigation into Afghanistan war crimes

November 3, 2017 10:38 pm
ICC prosecutor seeks investigation into Afghanistan war crimes

Graves are prepared for the burial of civilians who were killed by militants at Mirza Olang village in Sar-e Pul province, Afghanistan, August 16, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has called for a formal investigation into the war crimes in Afghanistan following […]

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Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appears in court

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Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appears in court

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks during a news conference in the capital, Islamabad, on September 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has returned from overseas and appeared at a court in the capital, Islamabad, to face allegations of corruption. The former leader, who […]

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