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The test alarmed Washington's regional allies. Tensions have grown since North Korea and the U.S. failed to make any deals during their February summit.
More oversight is needed over boundary-crossing research on artificial intelligence, experts say. But collaboration on beneficial AI is essential too.
Emperor Akihito will abdicate on Tuesday, leaving the throne to his son Naruhito. The handover has spurred spending – and eagerness to turn a page.
Rail travel linking the Korean peninsula, Russia, and beyond would connect markets and make travel more efficient. But sanctions and distrust stand in the way.
North Korea test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," it said Thursday, and demanded the removal of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear talks. Pyongyang said Washington has until end of 2019 to reach an acceptable deal.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is likely headed to a second term, according to initial results Wednesday. The moderate Muslim survived a campaign marked by the growing influence of conservative Islam in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.
The boot camps and sports-heavy classes at the Beijing True Boys’ Club are unique. But the concerns that prompt parents to send their sons here are common, amid widespread debates about Chinese masculinity.
Unofficial results show that junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is in a strong position to stay in office, following Thailand's first election since the 2014 coup. Analysts say the next government is likely to be unstable and short-lived, whichever party leads it.
White supremacist terrorism is on the rise around the world. The attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, has brought new awareness of the long-underestimated threat.
Within a week of the shooting in Christchurch, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has banned semi-automatic weapons. Unlike in the United States, where owning guns is considered a right, New Zealanders have been swift to support the ban.
New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern wants the gunman forgotten. She refuses to say his name and has clamped down on the distribution of his video. She has urged the public to avoid giving the shooter the fame he seeks from his horrific act.
In the wake of a shooting that killed 49 people and injured dozens more, the New Zealand government has promised to tighten the country’s gun laws. Previous attempts to pass gun reform legislation has failed, but last week's shooting has swiftly altered public opinion.
After the failed nuclear summit talks in Hanoi, Pyongyang says the onus is on the United States if diplomatic talks are to continue. A senior official spoke to reporters for an hour on Friday, saying Kim Jong Un will decide very soon whether to resume nuclear testing.
One man has been charged with murder after at least 49 people were killed and 48 people were injured at New Zealand mosques Friday. It is the deadliest shooting in the country's history and appears to be part of a carefully orchestrated plan, with the gunman livestreaming.
An estimated 1 million people from the Uyghur and Kazakh ethnic groups are detained in China's Xinjiang region. China previously denied the existence of the internment camps, which the state calls "vocational training centers."
The murder charge against Siti Aisyah has been dropped. Her lawyers have argued she was trapped as a pawn in a political assassination against a man seen as a threat to the North Korean regime.
North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site, according to a South Korean intelligence report. North Korea could be preparing itself if diplomacy completely collapses, or it may rebuilding the site only to destroy it as a sign of disarmament compliance.
Tension has been rising between the ruling party and the military after party leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched a bid in January to change the constitution that enshrines the Army’s role in politics. It's the Nobel Laureate's biggest challenge to the Army's power in three years.
While the communist state of Vietnam has embraced trades and investment from South Korea, a kindergarten in Hanoi gifted by North Korea, is excited by Kim Jong-un's visit to the capital this week for the summit meeting with President Trump.
As the second meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un draws near, uncertainty clouds the future of a decades-long military alliance between the US and South Korea, say security analysts.
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