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US Flies Advanced Warplanes in Military Drills With South Korea After North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan

The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear bombs over Japan earlier this week, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said. North Korea hates such displays of U.S. military…

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At Least 16 People Dead as Typhoon Hato Floods Macau, Southern China

The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents.

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New Photos Show Hidden Details of North Korea’s Missile Program

Newly released photos appear to reveal unexpected advances in North Korea’s missile program, experts say, including a previously unseen type of projectile.

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Photo Shows Damage to USS John S. McCain After Collision With Merchant Ship Off Singapore

A widespread search operation was underway Monday for 10 American sailors missing after their guided-missile destroyer collided with a larger oil tanker off Singapore.

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At Least 60 People Killed in 3 Days in Philippines War on Drugs

Police killed at least 28 people overnight in a crackdown in the Philippines capital Manila, authorities said on Thursday, a second night of heavy bloodshed this week in an intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fierce war on drugs and crime.

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North Korea Says It Won’t Fire Missiles at Guam At This Time

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed his military’s plans to rain “an enveloping fire” around the U.S. territory of Guam — but opted not to fire missiles at this time, according to state media. Despite the stand-down, some Guamanians were alarmed after two radio stations aired an erroneous emergency alert Tuesday.

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At Least 30 Children Die in Indian Hospital as Oxygen Supplies Run Low

One by one, the infants and children slipped away Thursday night, their parents watching helplessly as oxygen supplies at the government hospital ran dangerously low.

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Chinese President Xi Calls for Restraint Over North Korea in Phone Call With Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint during a phone call Saturday with President Donald Trump, following a dramatic exchange of threats between the US President and North Korea.

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Should US Shoot North Korean Missiles Down?

With North Korea threatening to send a salvo of ballistic missiles close to Guam, a U.S. military hub in the Pacific, pressure could grow for Washington to put its multibillion-dollar missile defense system into use and shoot them out of the air.

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North Korea Says Plan to Fire Missiles Near Guam Will be Ready by Mid-August

North Korea says a plan that could see it fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will be ready in a matter of days.

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North Korea Releases Jailed Canadian Pastor Amid Tense Standoff With U.S.

North Korea freed a Canadian pastor serving a life sentence on humanitarian grounds, the official KCNA news agency said on Wednesday, just hours after the United States warned it would counter any threat from the North with “fire and fury.”

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U.S. Reportedly Assesses North Korea Can Fit Nuclear Warhead Inside Its Missiles

North Korea may have successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, passing a key threshold in becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, according to a Japanese defense paper and a U.S. media report.

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