Sri Lankan police say at least seven people have died in a building collapse in a busy area of the capital. People searching for people who may be trapped

Map. History of Asia conflict

20 February 2018
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - Western Xizang
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 13km NNW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia
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KCNA: "The U.S. should properly understand the ever-growing aspiration and will of Koreans for national reunification and stop at once the anachronistic and unethical criminal acts against the improvement of the north-south relations and reunification of Korea."
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 17km NNW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia
Vice President Mike Pence says he ignored Kim Jong Un's sister at the Winter Olympics: "I didn't believe it was proper for the United States of America to give any countenance" to "the leader of the propaganda effort"
Even if there are US-DPRK talks, sanctions on Pyongyang won't be lifted until North Korea denuclearizes, @VP tells @axios forum.
There was also a phone call today between @POTUS and the president of Vietnam
Hyderabad: Bajrang Dal workers staged a protest at the entrance of The Park hotel, demanding no Valentines Day celebrations should be held
20X Su-35S and Su-30M2 multi-role fighter jets have been conducting recon flights, detection of mock enemies and airstrikes on mock enemy convoys in Primorsky Krai bordering North Korea.
Chinese Foreign Ministry statement on British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson's announcement in Australia that HMS Sutherland will transit the SouthChinaSea en route back to the UK.
Delhi: Man identified as gangster Feroz Khan from Bihar's Siwan, shot dead in Dwarka's Sector-23 by bike-borne assailants
Myanmar policeman who detained Reuters pair 'did not know arrest procedures'
Priest dead, assistant priest hurt in 2 road mishaps in Eastern Samar
Sukma: Naxal camp busted in a joint operation by District Reserve Guard and District Force in the forest area of Jongaras under Kukanar Police Station limits
Philippines Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa says Demafelis' remains are expected to arrive at around 11 a.m.
AIU intercepted a couple at Mumbai airport, who were traveling from Bangkok, and seized gold weighing 3820 grams worth over Indian rupees 1 crore, yesterday
After phone call with @POTUS, Japan PM @AbeShinzo tells reporters: "We thoroughly discussed what we should do from to make the denuclearization of North Korea a reality."
Kolkata: 3 persons have been arrested in case of attack on media. Tapan Ghosh, founder of Hindu Samhati is being examined by the Police
Delhi: Body of a minor girl was found hanging from a railing at a house in New Friends colony yesterday. She was working as a domestic help. Further investigation underway
Pakistan has officially banned two charities linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed
The battle has been ongoing for 2 weeks between Islamic State and Pakistani Lashkar-e-Islam. ISKP itself informed about the case.6 day ago
The battle has been ongoing for 2 weeks between Islamic State and Pakistani Lashkar-e-Islam. ISKP itself informed about the case.
Islamic State and Pakistani Lashkar-e-Islam Clash in Eastern Afghanistan
Sri Lankan police say at least seven people have died in a building collapse in a busy area of the capital. People searching for people who may be trapped
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Hong Kong lawyers say court affirms 'political screening' in elections
Source says @POTUS and @AbeShinzo are set to speak again on the phone shortly — DPRK a top topic.
Opposition lawmakers carried out of parliament by military6 day ago
Opposition lawmakers carried out of parliament by military
Sereno: And because the mandate is clear, I know that I must be ready to face the consequences that (may) arise from being faithful to that mandate
Sereno: The mandate I was given by the Constitution is quite clear to me- to stand as the head of the judiciary and to fight for its causes
A defiant Chief Justice Sereno said: "I'm not considering resignation. This fight is larger than me."
A defiant Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says quitting her post has never crossed her mind as she prepares for an impending impeachment trial in the Senate
Madhya Pradesh: Army officer of Lt Colonel rank detained in Jabalpur over a honey trap case. Officer is working in the Jabalpur workshop and has been detained by the counter intelligence wing of the Army
India's $230 million plan to stop crop burning that pollutes Delhi falls short of estimates
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Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen to receive the highest French order of merit
Under pressure from United States and India, Pakistan has gone ahead and banned Hafiz Saeed's JuD. Pakistan's ministry of interior has issued an official Gazette banning the same
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South Korea protests Japan's territorial claim in revised textbook guidelines
Visakhapatnam: Two persons dead, two rescued at Jodugullapalem beach, they had gone to take a dip on the occasion of Maha Shiv Ratri
Japanese bank chooses City of London for new European headquarters
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Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan alias Junaid involved in 5 bomb blast cases arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell
At least 14 people died from floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Depression Basyang
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Koreas prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ex-president Lee's asset manager
Four paramilitary troops were killed in a gun attack on vehicle in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province
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Latvia is investigating a local bank suspected of illegal trading related to North Korea's weapons system
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Delhi Police Special Cell arrested a wanted Indian Mujahideen terrorist
Pakistan Diplomatic sources: China to support Pakistan in the Paris meet
NIA to approach the local court to take custody of the four accused currently in custody of the Jammu Kashmir Police
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 10km SSE of Prome, Burma
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South Korean, Swedish foreign ministers to discuss ties, North Korean nuclear issue
Roque: Don't single out gov't for fake news
PM reiterates continued support for socio-economic uplift of AJK
South Korean govt has approved a $2.6 million budget to cover expenses for North Koreans visiting for the PyeongChang2018 Winter Olympics6 day ago
South Korean govt has approved a $2.6 million budget to cover expenses for North Koreans visiting for the PyeongChang2018 Winter Olympics
Bihar: Mortal remains of CRPF Jawan Mujahid Khan being taken for last rites in Arrah. He lost his life in Srinagar's Karan Nagar encounter6 day ago
Bihar: Mortal remains of CRPF Jawan Mujahid Khan being taken for last rites in Arrah. He lost his life in Srinagar's Karan Nagar encounter
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Koreas ministry briefs Chinese envoy on inter-Korean ties
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 219km NW of Sikabaluan, Indonesia
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KCNA: "Some art pieces represent the fairyland-like appearance of the country where the peerlessly great men's patriotic wishes to build a powerful country are translated into reality under the guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
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KCNA: "Seen at the centre of the festival venue is an art piece 'Best wishes of all people' depicting the images of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il. There are also drawings showing the boundless reverence of the Korean army and people for Kim Jong Il."
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KCNA: "The 7th National Pencil Drawing Festival opened to celebrate the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il, the Day of the Shining Star. Presented to the festival are more than 500 excellent pencil drawings."
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KCNA: "Whether it is a limited attack or an all-out attack, provocation against the DPRK will not just make the U.S. bleed at the nose but face the end of the existence of the crime-woven state. The U.S. Trump group should not run reckless."
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KCNA: "As the nuclear force of the DPRK targets the U.S. mainland, it would lead the U.S. to total destruction to again table the 'bloody nose operation' which its predecessors discarded, being afraid of the horrible consequences."
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KCNA: "The DPRK values peace but will never beg for itThose fond of fire are bound to perish in flames and the more attachment to the nukes of tyranny the U.S. has, the more dangerous the security and future of the 'only superpower' will be."
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KCNA: " The representative of the Minju Party on Feb. 7 condemned the court for having issued a ruling to set free Vice-President of Samsung Electronics Ri Jae Yong after sentencing him to punishment for mere form's sake."
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KCNA: "Political parties and organizations of south Korea have reportedly denounced the judicial authorities for defending criminals involved in the unprecedented Park Geun Hye-Choe Sun Sil power scandal."
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 - 52km WSW of Dobo, Indonesia
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KCNA: "The U.S. and Japan are the very culprits of destroying peace, aggravating situation and obstructing national reunification on the Korean peninsula."
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KCNA: "Whenever the north and the south of Korea were engaged in talks to improve their relations, the U.S. and Japan did never fail to create huge obstacles by conducting such decapture aggressive maneuvers as the large-scale joint military exercises."
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KCNA: "The U.S. and Japan incited confrontation and hostility towards the DPRK at the opening ceremony of the current Winter Olympics where the whole world has extended warm congratulations in delight and joy to the north and the south of Korea for being one."
According to the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, "conditions in Myanmar are not yet conducive" for the 668.000 Rohingya to return home
Bernie Sanders: One of the great crises we face is the rise of authoritarianism. Whether it's Putin, Trump, Duterte or Viktor Orban in Hungary, we are seeing attacks against freedom of the press, democratic election laws and an independent judiciary.
@statedeptspox: We join the Government of Pakistan and others around the world in mourning the untimely death of Pakistani humanrights and democracy advocate, Asma Jahangir. For years, she courageously defended the rights of those who did not have a voice.
Ambassador Haley: "Without the media and @UN personnel in Burma to shed light on the crimes being committed, there is no hope for justice for the victims."
U.S. urges U.N. to hold Myanmar military accountable for 'ethnic cleansing'
National Intelligence Dan Coats told the US Senate, "The provocative nature and the instability that Kim has demonstrated potentially is a significant threat to the United States"
President accuses China of exporting steel to the U.S. by trans-shipping through countries that don't even make steel, so there are no tariffs. "It's a very bad situation," says Trump.
ROK "doing a lot of trans-shipping" of steel from China, says @POTUS, further indicating he's likely to invoke Section 232.
Two diplomatic sources have confirmed this statement from Maldives defence ministry is basically a warning to India to not take any step towards military intervention.6 day ago
Two diplomatic sources have confirmed this statement from Maldives defence ministry is basically a warning to India to not take any step towards military intervention.
"232 needs to apply more broadly" beyond China, adds @SenSherrodBrown.
Indian officials blame Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based armed group, for the death of six Indian soldiers who were killed after fighters stormed an Indian army camp.
"We're like the piggy bank," says President criticizing U.S. policies he inherited. He cites Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Says it's not fair. We defend them and they pay us a fraction of the costs.
"It's not fair" that Japan and ROK pay only a fraction for the cost of the US defending them, says @POTUS, returning to one of his campaign themes.
"We're like the stupid people," says Pres Trump of trade where US exporters have to pay massive tariffs in some countries, like India, but other countries can sell their products in US without tariffs. Considering reciprocal tariffs.
"It's not fair," @POTUS says of ROK "dumping" TV sets in US, but also noting they're no longer made in the US.
India and others will reduce their taxes instead of retaliating, predicts @POTUS.
Pres blames his predecessors, "not just Obama," for agreeing to trade deals that gave advantage to other countries - especially China. Says he's spoken to China "very strongly" about its unfair trading practices.
Money and jobs lost to China "unthinkable," adds @POTUS.
"We've told them it just can't continue," @POTUS says of China and trade deficit with US. "People who sat in my seat allowed them to do this."
A @GM auto plant in ROK is "going to move back to Detroit," announces @POTUS. "We have a very bad trade deal with Koreait's incompetent somebody could have made a trade deal like that."
U.S. moves to place Pakistan on global watchdog's terrorist-financing watchlist; Pakistan 'hopeful' it can stave off its inclusion at meeting next week
U.S. moves to place Pakistan on global watchdog's terrorist-financing watchlist - Pakistani minister
[email protected]'s @Dpol un tells UNSC that situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state is complex 'but overall it is under control,' warns against 'contradictory and subjective reports of the media'
US national intelligence director says it's 'decision time' on North Korea, calls its nuclear weapons 'existential threat' to US
DCIA Pompeo - first expressing appreciation to Committee for its help to/support for CIA - "Our sense is we have built a global coalition" to push back against North Korea, Kim Jong Un, including expansion of conventional weapons capability
DNI Coats says: "Pakistan will continue to threaten US interests by deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities, maintaining its ties to militants, restricting counterterrorism cooperation, and drawing closer to China."
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4 dead as 'Basyang' triggers landslide in Surigao del Sur
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Top Afghan government security bosses have conducted two tracks of talks with the Taliban despite a month of brutal bombing and US president’s rejection of talks with the Taliban
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Pakistan doesn't allow its soil to be used against any country: Pakistan army chief tells defence conference in Kabul
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South Korea waiting for North Korea's response to hold military talks
Pakistan will have to pay for J&K misadventure: Indian defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman