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UN Report: North Korea Shipments to Syria Chemical Arms Agency Intercepted

An undated picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 5, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
An undated picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 5, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

UNITED NATIONS—Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country’s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to...

  • Indonesia president Joko Widodo (C) speaks in front of parliament members ahead of Thursday's independence day in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 16, 2017.  (Reuters/Beawiharta)

    Indonesia President Pledges to Tackle Extremism, Wealth Distribution

    JAKARTA—Indonesia’s president said on Wednesday that the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country needed to pull together to meet the threat of extremism and safeguard a... Read more

  • A woman leaves a message of support and hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 in central Kuala Lumpur March 16, 2014.  (Reuters/Damir Sagolj/File Photo)

    Australian Agency Believes It Can Locate MH370 With ‘Unprecedented Precision’

    SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR—Australia’s main scientific agency said on Wednesday it believed with “unprecedented precision and certainty” that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea... Read more

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    Philippine Troops to Help Cull Thousands of Fowl in Bird Flu Battle

    MANILA—The Philippines will deploy hundreds of troops to hasten a cull of about 600,000 fowl, the farm minister said on Wednesday, as part of efforts... Read more

  • An image released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Aug. 14 shows North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-Un while inspecting the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korea Backs Down On Guam Missile Threat

    Kim Jong Un, the dictator of the North Korean communist regime, backed down from his threat to launch a nuclear attack on Guam. The development... Read more

  • Police arrests Democratic Party member Howard Lam (C) for "misleading police" after he claimed he had been assaulted and illegally detained by mainland Chinese agents, in Hong Kong, China, China August 15, 2017. (The Initium/Lam Chun Tung via Reuters)

    Hong Kong Democrat Arrested for ‘Misleading’ Police After Abduction Claims

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they had arrested a prominent member of the opposition Democratic Party for “misleading police” after he claimed he... Read more

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in an unknown location in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2017. (KCNA/via Reuters)

    North Korea Holds Off on Guam Missile Plan as China Urges ‘Brakes’ on Rhetoric

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON—North Korea’s leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North’s... Read more

  • Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, a law student and member of Dao Din, an anti-coup group, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Khon Kaen May 5, 2016. (Reuters/Amy Lefevre)

    Thai Activist Jailed for Two and a Half Years for Posting BBC Article

    BANGKOK—A Thai student activist was jailed for two and a half years on Tuesday for posting on Facebook a BBC article deemed offensive to Thailand’s... Read more

  • Nepali residents swim with a rubber ring in a flooded area in the Birgunj Parsa district, some 200km south of Kathmandu, on August 13, 2017. (MANISH PAUDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Death Toll in Nepal Floods, Landslides Rises to 49

    KATHMANDU—Torrential rain battered Nepal on Sunday, causing widespread flooding and landslides and raising the death toll from three days of severe weather to 49 people,... Read more

  • Tourists hold umbrellas as they visit Tiananmen Square during a rainstorm in Beijing, China August 12, 2017. (Reuters/Stringer)

    Storms Disrupt Beijing Flights, Authorities Warn of Flash Floods, Landslides

    BEIJING—Thunderstorms lashed Beijing on Saturday, disrupting hundreds of flights at one of the world’s largest airports, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause... Read more

  • Storage tanks for contaminated water stand at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima district on Feb. 23, 2017. (TOMOHIRO OHSUMI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Unexploded WWII Bomb Found at Fukushima Nuclear Plant Site: Reports

    A suspected unexploded bomb from the World War II was found at the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Thursday. The 33-inch-long,... Read more

  • Governor Eddie Calvo (Screenshot/Official Youtube Account)

    Guam Governor Backs Trump’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Warning to North Korea

    The governor of Guam agreed on Wednesday, Aug. 9, with President Donald Trump’s fiery warning to North Korea during an interview with Fox News. “As... Read more

  • The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on July, 4 2017. (KCNA/via REUTERS)

    Tillerson Says Trump’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Comment Is Language NKorea’s Kim Can Understand

    President Donald Trump’s threat of “fire and fury” has made plain that the United States can and will defend itself, a fact North Korea must... Read more

  • Members of the United Nations Security Council meet at U.N. headquarters, in New York City on April 5, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    North Korea Vows ‘Thousandsfold’ Revenge Over UN Sanctions

    North Korea threatened the United States on Monday, Aug. 7, with “thousandsfold” revenge after new sanctions unanimously passed a vote of the United Nations Security... Read more

  • A supplied image obtained from the U.S. Defence Force on August 6, 2017 shows search efforts for three U.S. Marines missing after their MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed into the sea off Australia's northeast coast. (III MEF Marines, MC2 Sarah Villegas/Handout via Reuters)

    Australia Sends Navy Ships, Divers After Aircraft Crash, Three U.S. Marines Missing

    MELBOURNE—The Australian government said on Sunday it would deploy its armed forces to assist in recovery efforts after the U.S. Marine Corps suspended a search... Read more

  • FIle photo: Participants in a ceremony marking the start of Talisman Saber 2017, a biennial joint military exercise between the United States and Australia, board a U.S. Marines MV-22B Osprey Aircraft on the deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious assault ship off the coast of Sydney, Australia, June 29, 2017. (Reuters/Jason Reed/File Photo)

    U.S. Marines Conducting Search and Rescue After Aviation ‘Mishap’ Off Australia

    SYDNEY/SINGAPORE—The U.S. Marine Corps said on Saturday a search and rescue operation was underway for servicemembers involved in an aviation “mishap” off the east coast... Read more

  • Marketed as "not melting popsicles," the popsicles were discovered accidentally  (Screenshot via Twitter / @kanazawaice)

    Japanese Scientists Accidentally Create Popsicle That Won’t Melt

    Japanese scientists have managed to develop a popsicle that won’t melt—with the help of strawberries. The secret to the popsicle—coined as the “not melting popsicles”—is... Read more

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