KCNA: "The north-south relations belong to the north and the south while the DPRK-U.S. relations belong to the DPRK and the U.S. The north-south ties can never be put under the DPRK-U.S. relations. This is our warning in New Year."
KCNA: "The U.S. has to drop its old way of thinking of approaching the north-south relations from the standpoint of sanctions and pressure on the DPRK. The U.S. must have keenly felt last year that the north-south ties do not hurt its strategic interests."
KCNA: "The theory of adjusting the speed to prevent the north-south ties from going ahead of the DPRK-U.S. relations is a new hostile policy toward the DPRK adopted by the U.S., today when the north-south ties are undergoing drastic development."
KCNA: "The U.S. still remains unchanged in the policy hostile towards the DPRKreality shows that the U.S. responded to the DPRK-U.S. dialogue out of its strategic interests, but it has a sinister intention to deprive the DPRK of its nuclear weapons and bring it to its knees."
KCNA: "Out of the desire to make progress in the inter-Korean relations this year, we have something to say as regards the U.S. attitude. What does the U.S. seek behind the theory of speed control in the inter-Korean relations"
KCNA: "The U.S., which voiced active support for the Panmunjom declaration and the moves for the improved inter-Korean relations whenever an opportunity presented itself, dropped the check bar in the way of improving inter-Korean relations and put on the brakes in every way."
KCNA: "Contrary to the high expectationsof the Korean nation, politicians of Washington claim that inter-Korean relations should not move forward faster than the DPRK-U.S. relationsThe voices calling for speed adjustment cause deep concerns among all the fellow countrymen."
KCNA: "The Korean people look back upon last year plagued with shock, cheers, joyand irritation, and are aflame with the desire for more epochal progress in inter-Korean relations and reunification upon receiving the historic New Year Address of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
Thirteen Canadians detained in China since Dec. 1 - Globe and Mail cites govt official
Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 90km WSW of Nikol'skoye, Russia
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 105km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 265km SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 20km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan
6 killed in explosion at a factory in west Delhi's Moti Nagar
: The United States Treasury has taken in MANY billions of dollars from the Tariffs we are charging China and other countries that have not treated us fairly. In the meantime we are doing well in various Trade Negotiations currently going on. At some point this had to be done.
The Taliban killed 5 Afghan troops after tunneling under their base and detonating explosives in Maiwand district in Kandahar.
Afghan government in reaction to Trump's comment on Soviet invasion of Afghanistan says there is difference between remarks and official policy of a country
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 7km SSE of Omuta, Japan
China has landed a station ChangE4 on the dark side of the Moon
Taliban designated district governor for Nar-e-Siraj district of Balkh province and a Taliban affiliated individual in local police force lines were arrested in NDS Special Forces operations, NDS said in a statement on Thursday.
South Korean lawmaker cites Seoul spy agency as saying North Korean diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding - AP
Malacañang said "it's natural" for "any government" to issue travel warnings to its citizens even as it insisted the recent deadly bombing in Cotabato City was "just an isolated case."
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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sabarimala Karma Samiti worker who was injured y'day in clash in Pandalam and later succumbed to his injuries: There was a clash in Pandalam last evening. Chandran Unnithan was injured and was taken to hospital who later died in hospital due to heart attack
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Visuals: Encounter underway between security forces and militants in Gulshanpora, Tral. 2-3 militants believed to be trapped, exchange of fire underway (visuals deferred by unspecified time)
South Kashmir: Gunfight underway in Tral forests; clashes erupt Pulwama
Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Gulshanpora, Tral. 2-3 militants believed to be trapped, exchange of fire underway
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 45km WSW of Amahusu, Indonesia
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Kerala government hotel attacked in Chennai, police suspect Sabarimala backlash
Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 - 24km WSW of Zhongcheng, China
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Five Army Soldiers Killed In Kandahar Attack
18 militants, 7 civilians, 6 forces personnel killed during 2018 in Bandipora
On foreign aid and Pakistan - "I ended that" per @POTUS re $1.3 billion ".because they haven't been fair to us" "They house the enemy. They take care of the enemy. We just can't do that" Says expects to meet with new Pakistani leadership "in not too distant future"
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Scuffle at New Year's Day rally as man carrying Hong Kong independence banner enters gov't protest hotspot
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Trump: "Russia used to be the Soviet Union. Afghanistan made it Russia because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan. Russia." Trump then goes on to endorse the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Fox.
"They really do want to do something" @POTUS says of DPRK "That could have been a World War Three. Instead we have somebody who I think really want to get on to economic development"
A new meeting with Kim will be set up in the not-too-distant future, adds @POTUS.
Trump says received "great" letter from North Korea's Kim
There would be a "big fat war in Asia" if he had not sat down with Kim Jong Un, @POTUS tells reporters.
Taliban claimed Police officer opened fire on foreign advisers on main highway between Herat capital and Islam Qala at 11am local time today resulting in 2 foreign soldiers killed and 5 wounded. The officer was killed by other nearby police.
Air India: Protests at several locations in Kerala may affect passengers travelling from Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode. Passengers are requested to schedule their travel plans to/from airports accordingly
UN Security Council gets 5 new members: Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa
Acting U.S. defense secretary Shanahan tells Pentagon leaders in closed-door talks to remember "China, China, China" - U.S. official
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 89km S of Boal Atas, Indonesia
Two women enter one of India's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites that had been forbidden for females aged 10 to 50, sparking protests across southern state of Kerala
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 138km SSW of Biha, Indonesia
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 87km ESE of Caburan, Philippines
Death toll from landslides, floods in central Philippines rises to 85 people, including young children. Rescuers are searching for 20 who remain missing.
2 killed, 26+ wounded in Cotabato bombing. At first, attributed to BIFF who seek to disrupt BOL Plebiscite, police are pointing to Mautes.
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Vietnam receives first Russian-made T-90S tanks
Taiwan Foreign Ministry: Forced unification is a folly. Taiwan is a free and democratic country where Human Rights are protected. Only its 23 million people can decide their own destiny. The leader of China must join the rest of the global community and respect this reality.
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Two women enter Sabarimala
Taliban detonate explosives planted in a tunnel below an Afghan military outpost, killing five soldiers in Kandahar province
Indian police fire tear gas at protesters after women enter temple: media
Taiwan won't accept "one country, two systems" demand of China, replies ROC President @iingwen.
China President Xi urges Taiwan to follow Hong Kong model, stating "No one and no force can change the fact that Taiwan is part of China, and the historical and legal fact that both sides of the strait belong to one China."
China reserves the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful "reunification" with the self-ruled island, says President Xi.
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 188km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 71km WSW of Sangiyn Dalay, Mongolia
KCNA: "Then he entered the hall where Kim Il Sung lies in state. He paid a tribute of the New Year in humblest reverence to Kim Il Sung. He entered the hall where Kim Jong Il lies in state. He paid a tribute of the New Year in humblest reverence to Kim Jong Il."
KCNA: "The Supreme Leader, together with the accompanying officials, made deep bows to the statues in token of his high respect and best wishes for the immortality of the great leaders."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commissionand supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il onthe New Year 2019."
The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.