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An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh yesterday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast
KABUL - Reuters
Thousands of supporters of Afghan former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar rallied in Kabul’s main football stadium on May 5, making a stark demonstration of force in the city his fighters helped destroy during civil war two decades ago.
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on April 23, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs
KUALA LUMPUR - Agence France-Presse
A third Turkish national has been arrested in Malaysia, the man’s lawyer said on May 5, after two others were taken into custody this week, with officials saying that the arrestees posed threat to national security
Turkey has condemned an attack on a military base in northern Afghanistan that claimed the lives of dozens of soldiers and injured many others
A major dust storm engulfed northern China and Beijing on May 4, prompting authorities to cancel dozens of flights and urge children and the elderly to stay indoors.
Instead of a nuclear test, North Korea deploys a large number of long-range artillery units near Wonsan on its east coast for a live-fire drill on the anniversary of the foundation of its military
KUALA LUMPUR – Agence France-Presse
Two Turkish nationals who went missing in Malaysia have been arrested as a security threat, the police chief announced on May 3
PYONGYANG - The Associated Press
North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang on April 15, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophisticated military hardware amid rising regional tensions
North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on April 29 in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons ambitions
A conflict over North Korea could break out “at any moment,” China said April 14, warning there would be no winner in any war as tensions soar with the United States.