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Sep 18, 2017

China, Russia begin joint naval exercises near North Korea

China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state's nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large. North Korea launched a missile over ...

Trump, Moon discuss North Korea, 'Rocket Man' Kim

Sep 17, 2017

Trump, Moon discuss North Korea, 'Rocket Man' Kim

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U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to mock North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Twitter on Sunday, referring to him as "rocket man," a day after a teleconference with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in over Pyongyang's continued provocations. "I spoke with President Moon of South ...

Kuwait to expel North Korean ambassador and other diplomats

Sep 17, 2017

Kuwait to expel North Korean ambassador and other diplomats

Kuwait will expel North Korea's ambassador to the oil-rich country and four other diplomats, potentially limiting Pyongyang's ability to earn money for its nuclear program from laborers it sends to the Gulf. The decision comes as Kuwait in recent weeks offered contradictory statements about its ...

Koala survives trip in wheel well

/ Sep 17, 2017

Koala survives trip in wheel well

For a stowaway who made a 10-mile (16-kilometer) journey squeezed in the wheel well, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches. The driver of the four-wheel vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they arrived at their destination in the outskirts of ...

Unwanted Rohingya face threats in India and Nepal

Sep 17, 2017

Unwanted Rohingya face threats in India and Nepal

Detested in Myanmar, the Muslim Rohingya desperately seeking sanctuary will get a new reminder Monday of just how unloved they are in India too. As the number of Rohingya fleeing a military crackdown for Bangladesh refugee camps races past 400,000 in three weeks, the Indian ...