Kim rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions

North Korea released a series of photos yesterday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before

Vietnam bans animated ‘Abominable’ over South China Sea map

Vietnam has pulled “Abominable” from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. The image in

Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork

Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist’s visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever. The

Philippines | Court ruling extends vote protest of Marcos’ son

The Philippines’ top court yesterday decided to release the initial results of the vice-presidential vote recount, which the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ son said will

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful says won’t honor deal with UN

A former Sri Lankan defense chief who is a front-runner in next month’s presidential election said yesterday that if he wins, he won’t recognize an agreement the government

Pigs at Bay | South Korea to deploy snipers to hunt down North’s sick hogs

South Korea will send military snipers and civilian hunters to its northern border today to eliminate wayward, contagion-carrying pigs from Kim Jong Un’s reclusive neighboring state. The government will also use thermal

Philippines Police chief resigns amid drug allegations

The Philippine national police chief resigned yesterday after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from

Typhoon leaves 33 dead as Japan launches major rescue

Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan yesterday to rescue people stranded in flooded homes as the death toll from a ferocious

Thai army chief rants at critics, warns of Hong Kong unrest

Thailand’s powerful army chief declared Friday that the country’s government is virtually at war with its critics, warning that politicians, academics and other intellectuals may “manipulate”

North Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

North Korea threatened again yesterday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons

Amnesty International urges Malaysia to end death penalty

Amnesty International urged Malaysia’s government yesterday to keep its promise to abolish the death penalty, saying unfair trials and the use of harsh treatment to obtain confessions put people at

South Korea | Protesters call for ouster of justice minister

Thousands of protesters rallied yesterday in Seoul for the second consecutive week to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in’s hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center

Australia | Wildfires destroy up to 30 homes in New South Wales

About 500 firefighters were battling out-of-control wildfires in eastern Australia that have destroyed up to 30 homes. More than 40 bushfires were burning across New South Wales state. Temperatures were cooler

Samsung billionaire heir to cede board seat before bribery probe

Samsung Electronics Co.’s de facto leader, Jay Y. Lee, plans to give up his board seat after his directorship expires late October as he prepares for another trial over alleged

Japan protests to N. Korea over sea collision, vows firm steps

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday that Tokyo has lodged a protest with Pyongyang over a collision between a North Korean fishing boat that illegally entered Japan’s exclusive economic

North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were ‘good’

North Korea and Washington had two different takes on their nuclear talks, with North Korea’s negotiator saying the talks had broken down but Washington maintaining the two sides had “good

North Korea hails sub-based missile that raises security stakes

North Korea called the first test of its new submarine-launched ballistic missile a major boost for its national security, saying it strengthens its hand to defend itself against adversaries. Yesterday’s report

New Zealand | Mosque shooting suspect drops bid to move trial

The man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques abandoned his bid yesterday to move the trial to another New Zealand city. The unexpected development was welcomed by survivors

Tokyo Olympic organizers: 6,900 tickets bought through fraud

Tokyo Olympic organizers are investigating the fraudulent purchase of 6,900 tickets worth 180 million yen (USD1.67 million) that were obtained in an online lottery for Japan residents. “We are consulting with

N. Korea to Trump: Make ‘bold decision’ to revive diplomacy

North Korea accused the United States on Friday of failing to follow through on summit agreements between U.S. President Donald Trump and the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un,

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