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Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another in the high Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Aug. 16 after the altercation that escalates tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere.
SEOUL / WASHINGTON – Reuters
North Korea’s leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he watches U.S. actions a little longer, the North’s state media said on Aug. 15, as South Korea’s president said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means.
At least 165 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Aug. 14, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.
NEW DELHI – Agence France-Presse
India can defend itself from anyone who seeks “to act against our country,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech Aug. 15 amid a tense standoff with Beijing over a Himalayan plateau.
SRINAGAR, India – Agence France-Presse
Two soldiers and three rebels were killed in an overnight gunbattle in Kashmir, officials said Aug. 13, in the latest bloodshed in the disputed Himalayan territory.
TOKYO – Agence France-Presse
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Aug. 15 sent a cash donation to a controversial war shrine as the country marked the anniversary of its defeat in World War II.
Indonesia’s anti-terrorism officers captured Aug. 11 a man accused of raising funds and dispatching Indonesian citizens to Marawi, Philippines, and Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Anadolu Agency reported
South Korean President Moon Jae-In called for calm on Aug. 14 in the standoff with North Korea, saying there should never be another war on the peninsula.
SEOUL/GUAM – Reuters
North Korea dismissed warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face “fire and fury” if it threatened the United States as a “load of nonsense” and outlined detailed plans on for a missile strike near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam
AMRITSAR – Reuters
India’s independence from British colonial rule coincided with the partition of the subcontinent into two separate countries, setting off unprecedented communal carnage on both sides of the hastily created border.
GUAM/SEOUL – Reuters
North Korea said on Aug. 9 that it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury.”