For Christmas 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos to be compassionate to others.
US hits Myanmar general with sanctions in 1st such action against country since US-Myanmar ties improved 5 years ago.
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First inductees to Global Magnitsky human rights list: Uzbekistan's Gulnara Karimova; son of Russian prosecutor general Yuri Chaika; Ukrainian riot police commander wanted for 2014 Maidan shooting.
A new round of Syria peace talks starts in Astana; Delegations from Russia, Iran and Turkey along with Syrian govt representatives and a 20-strong opposition delegation have arrived
Large fire erupts at fitness center in the South Korean city of Jecheon, killing 16 people who were in a sauna
39 dead, over 100 missing in the capsized ferry in the Philippines. Rescue operation under way
A ferry with 215 people on board capsizes in Philippines , massive rescue operation underway.
KCNA: "The U.S. has made the war on the Korean peninsula a fait accompli…We do not want a war but do not avoid it."
KCNA: "The world will see how Juche Korea tames war maniacs with fire and how it defends peace on the Korean peninsula and the region."
KCNA: "If even a slight sign of provocation of a war is detected, the U.S. and even its vassal forces will face merciless shower of fire beyond imagination by the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK."
KCNA: "Words will not work on Trump, a man acting as a bully. War maniacs have to be tamed with fire just as a stick fits a rabid dog. This is the best way of ensuring lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and the region."
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The 6th LPD Type 071, currently under construction at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard, photographed by a Shanghai spotter on December 18th.
KCNA: "The Trump administration is inciting an extremely confrontational atmosphere by even concocting a plot against us at this delicate moment when the situation on the Korean peninsula is at the crossroads of nuclear war or peace."
KCNA: "As we have clearly stated on several occasions, we have nothing to do with cyber-attack and we do not feel a need to respond, on a case-by-case basis, to such absurd allegations of the U.S."
KCNA: "The U.S., a source of all social evils and a state of global cyber-crimes, is unreasonably accusing the DPRK without any forensic evidence. This cannot be construed otherwise than an expression of its inveterate repugnance towards the DPRK."
KCNA: "The United States is now inciting the global confrontation against us by forcibly linking to the DPRK the latest incident of cyber-attack which has given rise to a great international outcry."
South Korea's nuclear envoy leaves for Japan for talks on North Korea nukes
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 98km E of Nishinoomote, Japan
KCNA: "The DPRK, as a state party to the [Biological Weapons Convention], maintains its consistent stand to oppose development, manufacture, stockpiling and possession of biological weapons."
KCNA: "Some U.S. media and experts are now groundlessly claiming that the DPRK is pushing forward with so-called 'biological weapons development program' as a part of the 'wild ambition for developing the WMD'."
North Korea suspected in latest bitcoin heist, bankrupting Youbit exchange
South Korea's military fires some 20 warning shots at North Korean border guards searching for a defector: official
KCNA: "If the present ruling quarters of Japan follow in the footsteps of the predecessors, not waking up from the old dream of the 'Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere', they will only face final ruin."
KCNA: "The Japanese reactionaries…' ambition for reinvasion has now reached the phase which can no longer be overlooked."
North Korean soldier flees to South Korea via DMZ: military
One North Korean soldier defects to South Korea via land border: military
KCNA: "American barrack culture has been deeply infiltrated into the south Korean puppet army and Yankee culture prevails and it regards brutality and atrocity as the first character of soldiers…violence serves as the basic mean and common life mode to maintain the army."
KCNA: "South Korea suffers great economic damage owing to the U.S. policy for plunder. Crimes against humanity such as murder, rape, violence and robbery committed by GIs present in south Korea steadily increase."
KCNA: "The report deals with sad lot of the south Korean people who fell victim to the U.S. colonial rule. Military exercises are staged almost everyday in the military bases of the U.S.…and therefore the south Korean people are trembling with horror under the noise pollution."
KCNA: "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Wednesday issued the '2017 Report on Human Rights Abuses in south Korea' to reveal the hideous crimes against humanity and human rights committed in south Korea this year."
Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster said the US has to be ready to compel North Korea's denuclearization: "We have a very short amount of time to be able to address the problem.".
The @Telegraph: White House has "dramatically" stepped up preparation for a military operation in North Korea amid fears diplomacy is not working; "The hope is that force would show that America is "serious" about nuclear development"
Russia bolsters Central Asia's weakest link, Tajikistan, with arms deliveries to strengthen Tajik border guards against possible spillover from neighboring Afghanistan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 105km W of Tual, Indonesia
Russia activates three new early-warning radars in the Far East
Chinese government bans tour group travel to South Korea
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - Kyushu, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 91km E of Nishinoomote, Japan
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20 DEC: JASDF jets scrambled to intercept 1x Tu-154 and 1x Y-8 scrambled again later to intercept another Y-8
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Remote Hong Kong island Tung Ping Chau holds nuclear emergency drills
Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 - 103km E of Nishinoomote, Japan
South Korean coast guard fires 250 rounds at Chinese fishing ships
TASS: Zhirinovsky expects former territories of the USSR to voluntarily return to Russia.
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These 10 Rohingya were arrested on 31st August 2017 in InnDin beach Maungdaw South and were killed. The mass grave was found at InnDin Buddhist cemetery on December 19th.
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Fire breaks out at abandoned warehouse in Daxing district, south Beijing. No casualties reported yet
4 people, allegedly involved in setting fire to empty coaches of a train at Anand Vihar Railway Station after the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim in August, arrested by Railway Protection Force and Police.
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Myanmar government tells U.N. rights rapporteur @YangheeLeeSKKU that she will be denied access for the rest of her tenure. She says it's "a strong indication that there must be something terribly awful happening in Rakhine, as well as in the rest of the country."
Myanmar had been blocking the UN fact-finding mission (to Rakhine) - but allowing Special Rapporteur @yangheeleeskku in. Now she's blocked too. OHCHR | Myanmar refuses access to UN Special Rapporteur
South Korea seeks US military drill delay for Olympics
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Myanmar refuses access to UN Special Rapporteur @YangheeLeeSKKU
Burma investigates 10 bodies found in grave in Rakhine
Indian Forces have killed 2 more militants in Shopian, Kashmir
South Korean Intel claims that North Korea has started to test loading anthrax onto ICBM's
KCNA: "The players and their coaches visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill and laid a floral basket and bouquets before the statues before paying tribute to the great leaders."
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.