Chinese officials appear to have admitted they lost control of the Tiangong-1, the country's first space station.
After last week's flyover, the US Air Force called this week's flight the closest bombers have ever flown to North Korea.
Renho Murata was elected head of Japan's main opposition party on Thursday, marking the third woman to assume a top political position in recent weeks.
China and Russia are conducting joint military exercises in the South China Sea, causing some to criticize the chosen location as unnecessarily provocative.
North Korea's official state media acknowledged the flooding is the result of the 'heaviest downpours' since 1945. But if international aid is delivered, will it reach the country's most affected citizens?