• (Source: U.S. Missile Defense Agency/flickr)

    Amid heightened tensions over joint military drills by the U.S. and South Korea, the North fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile from near the coastal city of Sinpo on Wednesday. 

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2016, 12:47 AM EDT
  • Protests in support of detained asylum seekers.

    Amid global outcry over systemic abuse in Australia’s offshore asylum centers, Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced that the two countries have agreed to close the Manus Island facility. 

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 17, 2016, 3:58 AM EDT