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North Korea said on Sept. 22 it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make a "mentally deranged" Trump pay dearly for his threats.
SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS – Reuters
The United Nations condemned North Korea’s “outrageous” firing of a ballistic missile over Japan on Aug. 29, demanding Pyongyang halt its weapons program but holding back on any threat of new sanctions on the isolated regime.
Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh from fighting in Myanmar face the growing danger of sickness and attempts by the Bangladesh authorities to send them home despite a U.N. appeal that they be allowed to stay.
TOKYO – Agence France-Presse
Japan’s gaffe-prone deputy prime minister Taro Aso yesterday retracted comments in which he cited Adolf Hitler, but insisted he did not mean to praise the Nazi leader.
YANGON – Agence France-Presse
Pope Francis will visit Myanmar and Bangladesh later this year, the Vatican announced on aug. 28, hours after the Catholic leader decried the plight of Rohingya Muslims as they flee fresh fighting between the army and militants.
SEOUL - Anadolu Agency
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called on Aug. 30 for more ballistic missile tests targeting "the Pacific,” according to Pyongyang's state-run.
NEW DELHI - Agence France-Presse
Bhutan on Aug. 29 welcomed moves by India and China to withdraw troops from a strategic area which it claims as its territory, ending a months-long military stand-off between its giant neighbors.
NEW DELHI - The Associated Press
The killing of an Indian journalist provoked outrage and anguish across the country on Wednesday, with thousands protesting what they saw as an effort to silence a critic of India's ruling Hindu nationalist party.
KABUL - Reuters
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank close to the heavily protected U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul yesterday, killing at least five people and wounding eight, the interior ministry said.
TOKYO / SEOUL - Reuters
North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Aug. 29, prompting warnings to residents to take cover and drawing a sharp reaction from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
ROHTAK, India - Reuters
An Indian judge sentenced a self-styled “godman,” whose followers went on a deadly rampage after he was convicted of rape last week, to 10 years’ jail yesterday.