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North Korea tests 'tactical weapon' as frustration grows

North Korea tests 'tactical weapon' as frustration grows

North Korea has been growing frustrated over Washington's insistence that sanctions would only be lifted at the end of a long process of denuclearisation.

  • by Simon Denyer

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Brawl erupts in Sri Lankan parliament as MPs trade blows
Sri Lanka

Brawl erupts in Sri Lankan parliament as MPs trade blows

The disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote.

Western envoys, including Australia, seek meeting on Uighur concerns
China

Western envoys, including Australia, seek meeting on Uighur concerns

A group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing, spearheaded by Canada, are seeking a meeting with the top official in China's restive Xinjiang region.

  • by Philip Wen
Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal's last gasp
Cambodia

Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal's last gasp

Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, are the last surviving leaders from the late 1970s.

Bali Nine's Renae Lawrence faces arrest in Australia over car chase
Bali Nine

Bali Nine's Renae Lawrence faces arrest in Australia over car chase

Bali Nine drug mule Renae Lawrence spent more than a decade in a Bali jail, but she faces arrest when she returns to Australia.

  • by Megan Gorrey
Minister fixing Japan's cyber security doesn't use computers
Japan

Minister fixing Japan's cyber security doesn't use computers

A Japanese Cabinet minister who is supposed to be shaping Japan's cyber security laws made a surprising admission this week: He doesn't use a computer.

  • by Adam Taylor
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Pregnant women arrested in Cambodia for allegedly breaking surrogacy law
Crime

Pregnant women arrested in Cambodia for allegedly breaking surrogacy law

Developing countries are popular for surrogacy because costs are much lower than in countries such as the United States and Australia.

New questions over Boeing 737 model that crashed in Indonesia
Lion Air Tragedy

New questions over Boeing 737 model that crashed in Indonesia

Boeing faced new scrutiny over the crash of one of its planes into the sea off Indonesia last month, with pilots weighing in on the company.

  • by Hannah Beech
Australian man and Thai wife sentenced to death over $300m drug bust
Drugs

Australian man and Thai wife sentenced to death over $300m drug bust

The Perth father and his wife were arrested last December and charged with attempting to smuggle half a tonne of crystal methamphetamine.

China says no country should try to obstruct its Pacific 'friendship'
Chinese influence

China says no country should try to obstruct its Pacific 'friendship'

Beijing has warned no country should try to obstruct its "friendship and cooperation" with Pacific nations that have already received billions from China.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Secret North Korean missile sites located
North Korea

Secret North Korean missile sites located

US analysts said on Monday they have located more than half of an estimated 20 secret North Korean missile development sites.