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  • 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.

    Myanmar's democracy champion and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has drawn flak for mishandling of Rohingya crisis.
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 13, 2017, 6:22 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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  • 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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  • Missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships.

    Amid fears that North Korea may carry out another missile or nuclear test, a U.S. submarine arrived in South Korea, further intensifying the tensions sparked by heated rhetorical exchanges over the last week.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 25, 2017, 7:54 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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  • 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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