China has turned down calls by the United States to confront North Korea, saying the handling of Pyongyang’s nuclear program does not concern Beijing.
China rejects US calls to confront North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said Friday.
Malaysia police: Kim Jong-Nam killed by VX nerve agent
The head of Myanmar's most powerful ethnic rebel group has threatened to derail the government's wobbling push for peace as fierce fighting in the country's restive borderlands has reached a critical point.
No peace with Myanmar governmant in sight, powerful rebel group warns
China on Thursday played down the differences that marked the strategic dialogue with India and insisted the talks were held in an “overall friendly” atmosphere.
Strategic talks with India held in friendly atmosphere, says China
China has updated list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, a long-awaited fillip for drugmakers in the world's second-largest drug market where many new drugs have been kept out of patients' reach because of high costs.
China updates key drug list in boost for Big Pharma
Japan has protested to Russia over its plan to boost troop strength on disputed islands, Japan's top government spokesman said on Thursday, the latest move in a territorial row that has overshadowed ties since World War Two.
Japan protests Russian military buildup plan in decades-old islands dispute
Senator John McCain, one of President Donald Trump’s harshest critics, made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit US forces stationed there and discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State extremists, his office said on Wednesday.
Senator McCain on secret trip to Syria met US troops, discussed plan to defeat IS
Malaysian police on Wednesday named a North Korean diplomat along with a state airline official who are wanted for questioning over the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader.
Malaysia names North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing
Police in Malaysia seek to question a senior official in the North Korean Embassy in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, in connection with the murder of the North Korean leader’s half-brother in the city last week.
Malaysia seeks to question North Korea embassy official over Kim’s killing
The Amnesty International rights group has slammed Australia for rights violations against Aboriginals in the country as well as asylum seekers held off shores, saying indigenous kids are 24 times more likely to be arrested than their non-native peers.
Amnesty censures Australian rights abuses

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