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In this Friday, April 27, 2017 photo, a woman cycles out from the U.S. Air Force's Yokota Air Base in Fussa in Tokyo's western suburbs. Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea’s dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just several minutes to shelter from incoming missiles.<br>Koji Ueda/AP Photo

North Korea missile fears in Japan: 'Whatever will be, will be'

Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea's dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles.


US looks at sanctions, military action to counter North Korea

The U.S. is considering a range of options, from expanded economic sanctions to military operations, as it reaches out to allies in confronting North Korea's latest provocations, according to a senior Trump administration official.


Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs.


Philippines goes easy on China in final ASEAN statement

ASEAN, which makes decisions by consensus, has previously struggled to come up with statements on the issue, with Rodrigo Duterte's predecessor often pushing for a tougher tone against China and getting pushback.

Hawaii-based Ospreys arrive in Australia

Four Hawaii-based MV-22 Ospreys arrived at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin today after flying nearly 6,000 miles and hopscotching across the Pacific, the Marine Corps said.


Tokyo subway temporarily closed over N. Korea

One of Tokyo's major subways systems said it shut down all lines for 10 minutes early Saturday after receiving warning of a North Korean missile launch.


Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash

Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.


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