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Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over NKorea weapons tests

Aug 17, 2019

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises

Thailand's lost baby dugong dies of shock, ingesting plastic

Aug 17, 2019

An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste

Family seeks more answers to London teen's death in Malaysia

Aug 17, 2019

The family of a 15-year-old London teen who was found dead nine days after she disappeared from a Malaysian forest resort has claimed her body

Myanmar, Bangladesh schedule Rohingya repatriation

Aug 16, 2019

Officials say Myanmar and Bangladesh have set next Thursday for a new attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom fled a security crackdown in Myanmar almost two years ago.

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns after Beijing pressure

Aug 16, 2019

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns following pressure by Beijing on Hong Kong carrier over participation by some of its employees in anti-government protests

N. Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

Aug 16, 2019

North Korea says it has no plans to talk with Seoul, fires two more projectiles into the sea

Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?

Aug 16, 2019

Tokyo's famous and efficient rail system is likely to be stressed during next year's Olympics.

China threatens retaliation if US tariff hikes go ahead

Aug 15, 2019

China threatens retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned Sept. 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports

Global stocks lower after US falls on recession fear

Aug 15, 2019

Global stock markets mostly lower after Wall Street falls on recession fears

Thai court approves continued detention of 2 bomb suspects

Aug 15, 2019

A court in Thailand has extended the detention of two suspects accused of planting two small bombs in front of police headquarters in Bangkok while Southeast Asian foreign ministers were meeting nearby