A Korean-American businessman, Kim Dong Chul, has been sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in North Korea. He is one of six foreigners being held by North Korea.
Philippine mayor Rodrigo Duterte refuses to apologize for saying that he "should have been the first" to rape an Australian missionary who was assaulted and killed in a prisoner hostage situation in 1989.
North Korea appears to be readying one or two intermediate-range missiles for a test on Friday, following a pattern of weapons tests this year that accompany its usual threats against the United States and South Korea.
South Korean officials revealed that a colonel who had worked for North Korea's central spy agency defected to the South last year.
Opponents of plans to build five dams on the Nu say they scent victory after more than a decade battling the project.