Rapid advancement of DPRK nuclear, missile capabilities constitute direct threat to US, ROK and other countries, says joint statement. Military choice against DPRK "is a last resort," says @JohnKerry. "US has had the power to wipe out North Korea for years," notes @JohnKerry dissing DPRK justification for pursuing nukes now. "We're moving in the opposite direction from North Korea," says @John Kerry. DPRK should follow Iran's lead of moving away from nuclear weapons, says @JohnKerry. Heavy smog continues in N.China Carter says U.S. committed to protect South Korea Uzbek military helicopter crash kills nine #AirAsia canceled flights to Cyclone-stricken destinations Haima Super typhoon #Lawin slams into northern Luzon Military helicopter crashed in Uzbekistan. 9 on the board reportedly killedSerious flooding in Hong KongSouth China Sea looms over Duterte visit China's Hainan island. Typhoon #Sarika Half a million people evacuated in Hainan, after Typhoon Sarika leaves 62 villages flooded, causing direct losses worth $85 million China and the Philippines are restarting dialogue and consultations for proper solution to South China Sea issue: MOFA Millions in Philippines on alert for super typhoon Authorities forecast heavy smog covering Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province will linger until a cold front emerges on Saturday Police crackdown on demonstration outside U.S. Embassy in Manila ends with police van ramming into China, Nepal sign MoU on exchange of information on consumers' rights Typhoon Sarika has weakened and made landfall a second time in south China The Dutch ambassador to China, involved in a 'love affair' with a Chinese embassy employee, suspended Donald Trump's property empire is linked to a Kazakh family accused of laundering hundreds of millions Police Van Runs Down Protesters Outside US Embassy in Philippines Liftoff of SOYUZMS02 to ISS T-5 mins to the launch of #SoyuzMS02 crew Borisenko, Rizhikov and @astro_kimbrough to the ISS Live view of crew onboard #SoyuzMS02 ready for launch L~30 min.: Access gantry to Soyuz rocket is now fully retracted, final operations begin for #SoyuzMS02 launchSOYUZMS02 removal of the tower-of-service H-40 min Inside mission control Houston. Everything is ready for the launch of SOYUZMS02 to ISS

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19 October 2016
Heavy smog continues in N.China
Super typhoon #Lawin slams into northern Luzon
South China Sea looms over Duterte visit
China's Hainan island. Typhoon #Sarika
Half a million people evacuated in Hainan, after Typhoon Sarika leaves 62 villages flooded, causing direct losses worth $85 million
Authorities forecast heavy smog covering Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province will linger until a cold front emerges on Saturday
Police crackdown on demonstration outside U.S. Embassy in Manila ends with police van ramming into
China, Nepal sign MoU on exchange of information on consumers' rights
Typhoon Sarika has weakened and made landfall a second time in south China
Donald Trump's property empire is linked to a Kazakh family accused of laundering hundreds of millions
Police Van Runs Down Protesters Outside US Embassy in Philippines
Liftoff of SOYUZMS02 to ISS
T-5 mins to the launch of #SoyuzMS02 crew Borisenko, Rizhikov and @astro_kimbrough to the ISS
Live view of crew onboard #SoyuzMS02 ready for launch
L~30 min.: Access gantry to Soyuz rocket is now fully retracted, final operations begin for #SoyuzMS02 launch
SOYUZMS02 removal of the tower-of-service H-40 min
Inside mission control Houston. Everything is ready for the launch of SOYUZMS02 to ISS