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Morgue reopens as Kim's body reportedly leaves Malaysia

Malaysian police on Thursday stopped guarding the morgue that has held the body of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's murdered half brother, after a van departed amid reports that his remains would leave the country.


South Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power.


US, Japan test Xi with Taiwan outreach ahead of Trump summit

The U.S. and Japan are taking steps toward upgrading ties with Taiwan, risking a run-in with China as Donald Trump and Xi Jinping prepare for a first meeting in Florida next week.


Japan's Self-Defense Forces to guard US vessels in drill

The Japanese and U.S. governments have begun arranging for Self-Defense Forces ships, by this summer, to protect U.S. military vessels for the first time in peacetime, it has been learned.

Japan's ruling party weighs first offensive weapons since WWII

Japan should arm itself with long-range offensive weapons, a policy research group in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party said Wednesday, in a break with the cautious defense stance the country has maintained since World War II.


Soldier scales apartment building to rescue woman, baby from fire in South Korea

A soldier’s weekly commissary run turned into a daredevil rescue last month when he scaled an apartment building to save a woman and her baby after spotting a fire near Camp Humphreys.


China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist

China's government confirmed Wednesday it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security," the latest detention in an ongoing crackdown on civil society.


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