Asia-Pacific
  • In this Sept. 19, 2012 photo, North Koreans walk in front of the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament is convening a new session that is drawing attention because it is the second in less than six months.

    Passed law adding year of compulsory education for children, the first publicly announced policy change under leader Kim Jong Un.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
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  • In this satellite image taken Aug. 29, 2012 by DigitalGlobe and provided Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 by 38 North, the website of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, structures which an analyst says a newly commenced construction site of what is probably a new rocket launch control center for the entire Tonghae launch complex and a large, still unfinished rocket assembly building are seen near the village of Musudan-ri on the northeast coast of North Korea.

    North Korea has stopped construction on a launch pad for intercontinental-range rockets, possibly due to heavy rains. 

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
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  • Thein Sein has overseen widely praised economic and political reforms that follow almost a half century of military rule.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
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  • In This Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 photo, Indonesian police officers walk at near the house of a suspected militant after a police raid in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia.

    Anti-terror squad arrested Islamic militants and seized bombs from a group suspected of planning suicide attacks.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 1:30 AM EST
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