UPDATE: U.S. in discussions with EU and other partners to deny North Korea access to international banking infrastructure - official U.S. plans to deploy THAAD anti-missile system to South Korea as soon as possible, given pace of North's missile tests - official Russian and Chinese Marines invade an island during a massive amphibious assault landingAt least 4 dead, 268 wounded after Typhoon Megi made landfall in Taiwan, local authorities say At least 9 killed, 11 others still trapped following a gas explosion in a coal mine in Shizuishan, Northwest China’s NingxiaAt least 14 killed, 7 seriously injured after passenger bus fell some 60 meters down from highway in central NepalOne killed, several trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in Shizuishan, NW China's #Ningxia Show of force of a US Navy Strike Group in the Philippine Sea during Exercise Valiant Shield. 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

Map. History of Asia conflict

27 September 2016
Russian and Chinese Marines invade an island during a massive amphibious assault landing
At least 4 dead, 268 wounded after Typhoon Megi made landfall in Taiwan, local authorities say
At least 9 killed, 11 others still trapped following a gas explosion in a coal mine in Shizuishan, Northwest China’s Ningxia
At least 14 killed, 7 seriously injured after passenger bus fell some 60 meters down from highway in central Nepal
One killed, several trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in Shizuishan, NW China's #Ningxia
Show of force of a US Navy Strike Group in the Philippine Sea during Exercise Valiant Shield.
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