Asia-Pacific
  • 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.

    (Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/flickr)
    LAST UPDATE : Mar 28, 2017, 8:40 AM EDT
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  • South Korea's impeached President Park Geun-hye could face criminal charges over bribery, extortion and influence-peddling.

    S. Korea’s President Park Geun-hye became country’s first democratically elected leader to be removed from office after constitutional court upheld parliament’s decision to impeach her over a corruption scandal. 

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 10, 2017, 5:35 AM EST
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  • The U.S. began deploying its advanced anti-missile system, T.H.A.A.D., to South Korea.

    China appealed to North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear tests while urging the U.S. and the South to suspend their joint military drills in the Korean peninsula and diffuse a growing conflict with dialogue.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2017, 5:22 AM EST
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  • China on Wednesday appealed to North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear tests while urging the U.S. and the South to suspend their joint military drills in the Korean peninsula and diffuse a growing conflict with dialogue.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2017, 5:16 AM EST
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  • China on Wednesday appealed to North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear tests while urging the U.S. and the South to suspend their joint military drills in the Korean peninsula and diffuse a growing conflict with dialogue.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2017, 5:14 AM EST
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  • A member of the youth wing of Malaysia's ruling coalition protests at the North Korea embassy, following the murder of Kim Jong-nam.

    The diplomatic ties between North Korea and Malaysia hit a new low on Tuesday as the two nations imposed exit bans on each other’s citizens amid a growing rift over the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 07, 2017, 5:42 AM EST
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  • (Source: Naval Surface Warriors/flickr)

    S. Korea and Japan claimed that the North fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Monday, violating U.N. S. C. resolutions that restrict Pyongyang from using ballistic missile technology.  

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 06, 2017, 6:31 AM EST
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  • (Source: BBC News Point/flickr)

    Malaysian prosecutors said that the two women arrested in relation to the killing of North Korean leader’s estranged brother Kim Jong-nam will face murder charge, which carries the death penalty in the country. 

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 28, 2017, 5:56 AM EST
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  • North Korean chemistry expert arrested in Kim murder probe

    In the latest revelation related to the apparent assassination of N. Korean leader’s half brother, the Malaysian police said on Friday that Kim Jong-nam was killed by a chemical weapon, called V.X. nerve agent.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 24, 2017, 3:24 AM EST
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