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North Korea vows in U.N. speech to strengthen nuclear forces

Sep 24, 2016

North Korea vows in U.N. speech to strengthen nuclear forces

North Korea’s foreign minister condemned the United States on Friday for flying supersonic bombers over South Korea earlier this week and vowed his country will strengthen its nuclear capabilities in defiance of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. In a defiant speech before the U.N. ...

Famed section of Great Wall of China marred by 'ugly repair job'

Sep 23, 2016

Famed section of Great Wall of China marred by 'ugly repair job'

Chinese officials are being pilloried over the smoothing-over of a crumbling but much-loved 700-year-old section of the Great Wall of China — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — in the name of restoration. The widely mocked project involved an 8-kilometer (5-mile) unrestored Xiaohekou section ...

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods

Sep 22, 2016

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods

The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said Thursday, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing. Aid has begun pouring into Garut in the west of Indonesia’s main island of Java, where 23 people ...

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Sep 22, 2016

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world’s most popular travel destination this year, according to an annual ranking by global payments and technology company Mastercard released on Thursday. Tourism has been one of the rare bright spots for Thailand, Southeast Asia’s second-largest ...

Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

Sep 21, 2016

Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

Cambodia has deported 50 Chinese and 13 Taiwanese citizens to China over an alleged internet scam, a senior police official said Wednesday. The move came in apparent compliance with a demand from Beijing. The suspects were flown out of Cambodia on Tuesday, said Gen. ...

China probes company accused of North Korea trade violations

Sep 21, 2016

China probes company accused of North Korea trade violations

Chinese authorities are investigating a company that researchers say sold North Korea materials that can be used by its growing nuclear weapons program in a crackdown that reflects Beijing’s growing frustration with its isolated neighbor. The announcement about Hongxiang Industrial Development Co. in Dandong, ...