Forest Fire in Chiang MaiFrench frigate Vendémiaire (F734) in Qingdao Chinannavy France Thirty-four missing in China landslide - Xinhua North Korean state tv broke into coverage earlier telling us to expect a "special announcement". ROK sr. gov’t official says nothing positive in Kim Jong Un’s global denuclearization vow. Korea Bangkok Military Court now has granted bail request of lese majeste suspect, who is mother of anti-ThaiJunta group leader. Row of black Mercedes indicates high level members of Workers Party of Korea are inside. Pyongyang North Korea leader Kim Jong-un says his country won't use nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is violated, Second Day of the 7th Party Congress U.S. flagship "Blue Ridge" arrives in Shanghai for five-day visitLavrov: Another round of Russia-Japan talks on the peace treaty issue will be held at deputy FMs level in June More Russian national guard deployed in Rubtsovsk, near Kazakhstan borderN.Korea reveals initial details of Congress on KCTV late night broadcast N.K. leader says nuke, missile tests boosted country's national power North Korea KJU boasting accomplishments during "70day battle" b4 Party Congress. + choreographed clapping KimJongUn himself, finally on TV in NorthKorea, with his speech from the Party Congress todayKim Jong Un is flanked by Kim Yong Nam and Hwang Pyong So. All the members of the Political Bureau Presidium North Korea finally released KJU opening speech at Party Congress. Moment of silence for those who passed away. Putin meets Japan PM Abe today. Two might finally sign peace treaty formally ending WWIIPresident Wants To Amend Laws 'Undermining Kyrgyzstan's Sovereignty' comes after UNHRC call to free jailed activist AQIS Bangladesh claims 2 LGBT activists murdered in Dhaka were "soldiers"of US "project of spreading and popularizing homosexuality" Russia blocked UN resolution on North Korea missile programRussian Minister told Chinese counterpart that Russia could turn Siberian river flow over to Xinjiang province 2 wounded in bomb attack targeted at Christians in Chuadanga, Khulna in BangladeshSingapore detains 8 Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot S. Korea says message from its summit with Iran sent clear warning to N.K. Kazakh leader evokes Ukraine as land protests spread More mass protests in Kazakhstan including in Zhanaozen town where violence erupted in 2011 Philippine Abu Sayyaf militants, who beheaded a Canadian hostage April 25, free 10 Indonesian hostages Philippine officials say 10 Indonesian hostages have been freed by Muslim extremists in the country's south.

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8 May 2016
Forest Fire in Chiang Mai
French frigate Vendémiaire (F734) in Qingdao Chinannavy France
Row of black Mercedes indicates high level members of Workers Party of Korea are inside. Pyongyang
Second Day of the 7th Party Congress
U.S. flagship "Blue Ridge" arrives in Shanghai for five-day visit
N.Korea reveals initial details of Congress on KCTV late night broadcast
North Korea KJU boasting accomplishments during "70day battle" b4 Party Congress. + choreographed clapping
KimJongUn himself, finally on TV in NorthKorea, with his speech from the Party Congress today
Kim Jong Un is flanked by Kim Yong Nam and Hwang Pyong So. All the members of the Political Bureau Presidium
North Korea finally released KJU opening speech at Party Congress. Moment of silence for those who passed away.
Putin meets Japan PM Abe today. Two might finally sign peace treaty formally ending WWII
Russia blocked UN resolution on North Korea missile program
2 wounded in bomb attack targeted at Christians in Chuadanga, Khulna in Bangladesh
Kazakh leader evokes Ukraine as land protests spread
More mass protests in Kazakhstan including in Zhanaozen town where violence erupted in 2011