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North Korean man arrested in Kim Jong Nam's death

Authorities have arrested a fourth suspect in the mysterious death of the half brother of North Korea's leader.

North Korean economist: Sanctions aren't slowing us down

Neither the change in leadership in the United States, nor sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, will impede North Korea's economic and military advancement, according to an economist from the reclusive nation.

Samsung heir apparent is arrested in South Korean corruption scandal

South Korean special prosecutors investigating a sprawling corruption scandal that led to the president’s impeachment arrested the heir apparent to Samsung Electronics  on Friday.

Thousands protest in Philippines against Duterte's war on drugs

Thousands marched in Manila in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to reimpose the death penalty for criminals.

Malaysia arrests North Korean man as row over Kim Jong Nam's death escalates

Malaysian police said they had arrested a North Korean man in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam.

Asia share markets end lower; Samsung Electronics shares fall 0.4% after Jay Y. Lee's arrest

Asia markets traded broadly lower on Friday as Samsung shares were closely watched by investors after Jay Y. Lee's arrest.

There’s no such thing as free shipping: UPS

Amazon might be muscling its way into delivery services, but this is not necessarily a competitive issue for traditional logistics companies such as UPS.

Who killed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother?

Malaysia says it won't release the body to North Korea without DNA from the Kim family, in the latest twist in the bizarre murder of Kim Jong Un's half-brother.

Soft toy tiger nurses orphaned cubs back to health

When park rangers in India discovered three orphaned tiger cubs, they knew they had a challenge on their hands.

Pakistan shrine attack death toll up to 88

Pakistan's military has launched a crackdown on what it says are terrorists with ties to Afghanistan after a suicide attack on a packed shrine in the southern city of Sehwan killed at least 88 worshipers.

Who was Kim Jong Nam?

In 2001, the North Korean regime, then headed by Kim Jong Il, was dealt an embarrassing if minor setback.

Indians lament sale of iconic Ambassador car

Suhel Seth still remembers the license plate of his first car. It was a black Ambassador, and "it was wonderful," he says. For generations of Indians, the car was a majestic presence on the country's roads.

Kim Jong Un's half brother murdered with poison, South Korea says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother was murdered in Malaysia on Monday, the South Korean government confirmed.

China, Russia condemn North Korea's missile launch

China has voiced opposition to North Korea's test of a reported new ballistic missile more than 24 hours after reports of the launch emerged.

South Korea's president is expected to face prosecutors in coming days

It was a high-stakes clash of executive power versus the rule of law: Prosecutors stood at the gates of South Korea’s Blue House, where the president lives and works, demanding entry to carry out a court-approved search warrant.

A human rights activist is slain in Cambodia, and the mystery leads all the way to California

Cambodia’s most shocking killing in years happened in broad daylight, on a muggy July morning, just as its capital city was stirring to life. 

In a shift, Trump endorses 'one China' policy in phone call with Xi Jinping

Climbing down from a position that put the United States on a collision course with Beijing, President Trump has told Chinese President Xi Jinping in a telephone call that he would abide by the “one China” policy that effectively recognizes Beijing’s sovereignty over Taiwan.

Death of a businessman: How the Philippines drugs war was slowed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's merciless war on illegal drugs has been suspended after the murder of a South Korean businessman.

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