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South Korea says North Korean soldier defects to South South Korea says North Korean soldier defects to South

It comes as the North and South Korea have pushed to implement a wide-ranging military agreement reached in September


Taliban infighting kills 28 fighters in Western Afghanistan Taliban infighting kills 28 fighters in Afghanistan

The source also confirmes the killing of a security officer, following a Taliban ambush in Juye Ghazi area of the restive distric


Airstrikes kill 12 militants in eastern Afghan province Airstrikes kill 12 militants in Afghanistan

No civilian or local troops have suffered life loss during the bombings


Alaska earthquake: Anchorage rocked by aftershocks
Major quake rocks Alaska's biggest city

The quake has been centred about seven miles (11km) north of Anchorage, the largest city in the state, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS)


G20 Argentina: Rifts laid bare as world leaders meet Rifts laid bare as G20 leaders meet

US President Donald Trump has already cancelled meeting Russia's Vladimir Putin over Ukraine


Nine sentenced to death in Vietnam for dealing meth, heroin Nine sentenced to death in Vietnam for dealing meth, heroin

Communist Vietnam has long vowed to tackle "social vices" including drug use, which is prevalent throughout the country


Icelandic language fighting tsunami of English Icelandic language fighting tsunami of English

And Icelandic is glaringly absent in the online world


Iran cannot 'wait forever' for EU path to skirt US sanctions Iran cannot 'wait forever' for EU path to skirt US sanctions

The US sanctions aim to cut off Iran's banks from international finance and significantly reduce its oil exports


Nigerian leader: Islamic extremists are now using drones Nigerian leader: Islamic extremists are now using drones

This appears to be the first confirmed use of drones by an extremist group in Africa


Beijing lashes out at US for South China Sea sail-by Beijing lashes out at US for South China Sea sail-by

The Paracels are claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam


Indonesian island clean-up 40 tonnes of rubbish daily Indonesian island clean-up 40 tonnes of rubbish daily

It is the world's second biggest contributor to marine debris after China, producing about 1.29 million metric tonnes annually


Sri Lankan Parliament bars ministers using state funds Sri Lankan Parliament bars ministers using state funds

The motion receives 122 votes in favor in the 225-member Parliament, where lawmakers loyal to disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa


23 civilians killed in S. Afghan airstrike 23 civilians killed in S. Afghan airstrike

The incident takes place during an operation involving Afghan and international military forces


Ukraine bars entry to Russian men from 16 to 60 Ukraine bars entry to Russian men from 16 to 60

Russia says the Ukrainians had violated its border while Ukraine says its ships were acting in line with international maritime rules


113 inmates escape from Indonesian prison during prayer time 113 inmates escape from Indonesian prison

The break occurred late Thursday at the Lambaro penitentiary when all 720 inmates were let out of their cells to take part in evening prayers


Maoist commander Somda shot dead by security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma Maoist commander shot dead in india's Chhattisgarh

The military platoon commander of the outlawed CPI (Maoists) was identified with the help of surrendered rebels


UN chief tempers hopes on Yemen as rebels back peace talks UN chief tempers hopes on Yemen as rebels back peace talks

The US Senate moved Wednesday to cut off US support for the Saudi-led coalition


Unidentified airstrike kills 10 in southern Libya Unidentified airstrike kills 10 in southern Libya

The US military has not claimed responsibility for the airstrike


Ex-Interpol chief ousted from China top advisory body Ex-Interpol chief ousted from China top advisory body

He has also been removed as deputy head of the ethnic and religious committee of the CPPCC


South Korean train crosses DMZ into North Korea South Korean train crosses into North

The two Koreas have made significant progress in improving their relationship over the past year


Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US

More than 6,000 migrants who traveled to the northern Mexican city by caravan are camped out hoping to apply for asylum or sneak into the United State


Trump cancels meeting with Putin during G-20 summit Trump cancels meeting with Putin during G-20 summit

The president arrived in Argentina late Thursday for a global economic meeting expected to be dominated by Trump's seat-of-his-pants diplomacy


S Koreans go to North for railway reconnection survey S Koreans go to North for railway reconnection survey

  A train carrying South Korean engineers and officials crossed into the North on Friday to begin…


G20 opens under assault from Trump on collective action

G20 opens under assault from Trump on collective action

  G20 powers open two days of summit talks in crisis-hit Argentina on Friday after a stormy buildup…


Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong coach crash: police Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong coach crash

The taxi driver and two men and two women coach passengers have been killed in the accident


PM Modi meets Saudi Prince on sidelines of G20 summit PM Modi meets Saudi Prince on sidelines of G20 summit

The relationship has expanded beyond the Indian community to issues related to the economy, energy and security


Drunk Japanese pilot jailed for 10 months Drunk Japanese pilot jailed for 10 months

Jitsukawa, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 10 months in prison at Isleworth Crown Court


Putin, Trump will meet at G20 summit as planned: Kremlin Putin, Trump will meet at G20 summit as planned: Kremlin

Trump said this week that as a result of Russia’s armed seizure of three Ukrainian ships, he was considering pulling out of the one-on-one talks with


French civil servant charged with treason for spying for N.Korea French civil servant indicted for spying for N.Korea

Senior French civil servant Benoit Quennedey is being held at the headquarters of France's DGSI domestic intelligence agency on the outskirts of Paris


Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress Trump ex-lawyer admits lying to Congress

Flanked by his lawyers, Cohen admitted making false statements in 2017 to the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the project


Bangladeshi man facing deportation gets reprieve until 2022 Bangladeshi man gets US reprieve until 2022

Jamal and his supporters began fighting his deportation in January when immigration agents arrested him for twice overstaying his visa


Merkel rules out military solution to Ukraine-Russia sea clash Merkel rules out military solution to Ukraine-Russia sea clash

On Sunday Russia fired on three Ukrainian ships sailing towards the strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, and seized their crews


Canada sanctions 17 Saudi nationals over Khashoggi killing Canada sanctions 17 Saudi nationals over Khashoggi killing

Canada announces targeted sanctions Thursday against 17 Saudi nationals


Kremlin says Putin and Trump to discuss nuclear arms control Kremlin says Putin and Trump to discuss nuclear arms control

Peskov says Russia and the U.S. need to discuss strategic stability, arms control and regional conflicts


Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships to Sea of Azov

Ukrainian president urges NATO to deploy naval ships to the Sea of Azov amid a standoff with Russia


Iran says it has added 2 mini submarines to its naval fleet Iran says it has added 2 mini submarines to its naval fleet

Midget submarines weigh less than 150 metric tons and are used for short missions


Hundreds of injured Gazans at risk of infection: MSF Hundreds of injured Gazans at risk of infection: MSF

Around 6,000 Palestinians have been shot by Israeli forces during often violent demonstrations along the Gaza border since March


Suu Kyi’s Nepal tour revitalises Rohingyas issue Suu Kyi’s Nepal tour revitalises Rohingyas issue

Nepal should exert pressure on the Myanmar government through international collaboration for the safe return of the oppressed


Sri Lankan lawmakers bar disputed PM from using state funds Sri Lankan lawmakers bar disputed PM from using state funds

Sri Lanka has been in a political crisis since Oct 26, when President Sirisena abruptly fired Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa

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