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China security talks focus on North Korea

China's close relationship with North Korea was born on the blood-stained battlefields of the 1950-53 Korean War, but it is more than shared experiences of combat that is preventing Beijing from ditching its traditional ally. Tony Kim had spent a month in North Korea teaching accounting at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (P.U.S.T.) and was about to leave the country when he was arrested, Chan-Mo Park, chancellor of the university, told the media.


Doctor: No Evidence To Support North Korea's Explanation For Comatose College Student

Doctor: No Evidence To Support North Korea's Explanation For Comatose College Student

Interestingly, the doctors said they found no evidence of fractures to the skull or damage to other bones. It's unclear if Yun knew as he set off for North Korea that he'd be allowed to bring Warmbier home. Warmbier was released Monday on humanitarian grounds. Warmbier was released back to the USA just six days later. Just-released North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier suffered a " severe neurological injury ", a hospital official said, as the college student's dad blasted the ...


China cracks down on toothpick crossbow toys

China cracks down on toothpick crossbow toys

Parents in China are pushing for the government to ban the popular toy out of fear that it could severely injure children. Selling online and in shops for as little as seven yuan (RM4.30), so-called toothpick crossbows were originally created to shoot out just that - toothpicks.



Puerto Rico votes overwhelmingly for statehood but turnout dismal

The June 11 vote brought out the second lowest turnout rate of all electoral contests conducted in Puerto Rico since 1967 . Puerto Rico held a referendum on whether the U.S. Residents pay social security, Medicare and local taxes, while Puerto Rico receives less federal funding than U.S. states, but is exempt from the USA federal income tax.


Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

The US-led anti-ISIL coalition said an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed the Shaheed-129 drone around 12.30am, north-east of the Al Tanaf garrison which is close to the Jordanian border. Moscow said it would treat US-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft.



UK's Prince Philip admitted to hospital

The Duke of Edinburgh has left the King Edward VII hospital, where he was being treated for an infection, after two nights. He was admitted to London's King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday night, the AP reported. Prince Charles will attend in Philip's place. This news comes shortly after Prince Philip announced that he will be retiring from his official Royal duties beginning this fall.