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16 Sep 2017
The UN Security Council will on Thursday hold a ministerial-level meeting on the threat from the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction that will focus on enforcing sanctions on North Korea, diplomats said.
16 Sep 2017
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina headed for the UN General Assembly on Saturday to plead for global help coping with the Rohingya crisis, as the numbers seeking refuge in her country following a crackdown in Myanmar topped 400,000.
16 Sep 2017
Iraqi forces attacked a desert outpost of the Islamic State group near the Syrian border Saturday in preparation for a drive up the Euphrates Valley towards the frontier, commanders said.
15 Sep 2017
Typhoon Doksuri wreaked havoc on central Vietnam Friday, lashing the coast with fierce winds and heavy rains as tens of thousands were evacuated and three people were reported dead in the country's worst storm in years.
15 Sep 2017
Malaysian authorities said Friday they had not ruled out foul play in a fire that killed 23 children and teachers in an Islamic school, as calls mounted for better safety regulations at religious study centres.
15 Sep 2017
China condemned North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan Friday and appealed for restraint to avoid inflaming tensions in the region.
14 Sep 2017
Twenty-three people, mostly children, were killed Thursday by a blaze that tore through a Malaysian religious school, trapping them in a dormitory with metal grilles barring its windows.
13 Sep 2017
North Korea vowed Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to "evil" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test.
12 Sep 2017
North Korea on Tuesday blasted "vicious" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council over its latest and most powerful nuclear test, threatening revenge against Washington, who it blamed for leading the charge.
11 Sep 2017
The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the United States toned down its demands in a bid to win support from Russia and China.
11 Sep 2017
China has concluded that radiation levels remain normal in the provinces near the North Korean border after Pyongyang's most powerful nuclear test yet spurred concerns of residual environmental damage.
10 Sep 2017
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that North Korea's nuclear and missile programme represented a "global threat and requires a global response".

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