Use of nukes most likely "by Russia or North Korea to try to coerce a conventionally superior opponent to back off" per Carter "Most likely use of nuclear weapons today...smaller but still unprecedentedly terrible attacks" per SecDef Ash Carter at Minot AFB US SecDef Ash Carter offers praise for India, China for behavior in nuclear arena, contrasts with Russia, DPRK China again declines to confirm backing Pakistan on Kashmir Duterte ‘about to cross the Rubicon’ with US, wants alliances with Russia and China PM Modi takes a stand on Indus, says, blood and water can't flow together Snake wrapped around armrest halts Japanese bullet train Mirziyaev signs a law, which envisages stripping citizenship of those Uzbeks who carry passports of a second countryPhilippines reports first Zika case in pregnant womanCricket: Bangladesh win thriller against Afghanistan Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledges to further promote bilateral ties with Cuba World’s largest radio telescope stars looking for extraterrestrial signals in China China Air force sent about 40 aircraft including bombers and fighter jets over Miyako Strait near Okinawa Island. Japan Preliminary magnitude-6.8 earthquake reported 119km (73.9 miles) northeast of Ndoi Island, Fiji - USGS Philippines tells world not to interfere in Duterte drugs war Today's flight test of J-20,no serial number. North Korea holds first public air show "China deploys a missile defense system…the HQ-19 that has many similarities to the THAAD system."Japan is also called the Duma elections illegitimate DPRK warns of retaliation against U.S., South Korea ISIS promoted forthcoming vid from Bangladesh, marking 1st production from the group's division there. Appears to focus on Dhaka attack. Philippine sea today:USS R. Reagan and USS B. Richard w Carrier/Expeditionary Strike Groups Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambushKyrgyz President Atambayev arrives in Moscow for medical treatmentPrelim M6.4 earthquake off the east coast of Honshu, Japan Sep-23 00:14 UTCA rare glimpse into Tibet. @johaynz on the Roof of the WorldCambodia: Election official jailed for defaming court China’s booming medical cosmetology market expected to be worth 300 billion yuan by 2020 DPRK response is threat "to sweep Guam, the base of provocations, from the surface of the earth" and to again talk of nuking Seoul. Strategic bombers made closest-ever flight to N. Korea: U.S. military

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26 September 2016
Snake wrapped around armrest halts Japanese bullet train
Philippines reports first Zika case in pregnant woman
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledges to further promote bilateral ties with Cuba
World’s largest radio telescope stars looking for extraterrestrial signals in China
China Air force sent about 40 aircraft including bombers and fighter jets over Miyako Strait near Okinawa Island. Japan
Today's flight test of J-20,no serial number.
North Korea holds first public air show
ISIS promoted forthcoming vid from Bangladesh, marking 1st production from the group's division there. Appears to focus on Dhaka attack.
Philippine sea today:USS R. Reagan and USS B. Richard w Carrier/Expeditionary Strike Groups
A rare glimpse into Tibet. @johaynz on the Roof of the World
Cambodia: Election official jailed for defaming court
China’s booming medical cosmetology market expected to be worth 300 billion yuan by 2020