North Korea Launches Two Missiles

CNN – North Korea fired two projectiles Sunday that “appear to be short-range missiles” into the sea off the eastern coast of the Korean peninsula, a South Korean defense ministry official told CNN.

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China Vows Not to Impose its Will on other Nations

BBC – Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will never seek to impose its will on other nations, no matter how strong it becomes.

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Final Day of Hong Kong Referendum

BBC – Hong Kong is voting on the final day of an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in the Chinese territory.

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US Casts Doubts on North Korea Missile Claims

CNN – A U.S. defense official on Thursday dismissed North Korea’s claim of testing newly developed missiles.

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New Search Area for Flight MH370 Announced

BBC – A new search area for the missing Malaysian plane Flight MH370 has been announced by the Australian government after further analysis of satellite data.

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New Search Area for Flight MH370 Approved

CNN – Australian authorities most likely will announce the next search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Thursday, a senior Malaysian official told CNN on condition of anonymity Wednesday.

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Pakistan’s Refugee Crisis Fuels Danger of Spreading Polio Virus

CNN – The growing refugee crisis in northwestern Pakistan is fueling the danger of spreading the polio virus among the displaced population in emergency camps, the World Health Organization warned on Wednesday.

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Thai General Denies Military Coup was Planned

BBC – A senior Thai general has told the BBC that last month’s military coup had not been planned in advance.

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Gunmen Fire on Plane Landing at Pakistan International Airport

CNN – Gunmen fired on a Pakistan International Airlines flight Tuesday after it landed in Peshawar, killing one passenger and injuring a flight attendant, said airline spokesman Mashood Tajwar.

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Chinese Officials Arrive in Taiwan for Trade Pact Talks

BBC – The most senior Chinese official overseeing ties with Taiwan is visiting the island, amid controversy over a proposed trade pact.

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