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N Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

N Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

A North Korean soldier involved in an extremely rare and dramatic defection to the South was shot six times by his own side as he drove to the heavily guarded border and ran across under a hail of bullets.

Iraq helicopter crash kills three

Iraq helicopter crash kills three

An Iraqi army helicopter crashed Sunday south of Baghdad during a training exercise killing all three crew members due to a technical problem, military officials said.

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N Korea

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N Korea

South Korean warships joined three US aircraft carriers Saturday in an unusually strong display of naval force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have been a focus of US President Donald Trump ...

Mattis to discuss N Korea threat on Asia trip

Mattis to discuss N Korea threat on Asia trip

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Monday that curbing military threats from North Korea would be high on the agenda on his Asian tour this week, ahead of a visit by Donald Trump.

Pomp and pageantry as Thailand rehearses late King's funeral

Pomp and pageantry as Thailand rehearses late King's funeral

Gilded chariots, horses and columns of military men in bright costumes swept through Bangkok's old quarter on Saturday in a final dress rehearsal for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's funeral ...

N Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S Korea drill

N Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S Korea drill

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.

Pakistan army reveals how US-Canadian family were freed

Pakistan army reveals how US-Canadian family were freed

American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, who were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 and had all three of their children in captivity.

Turkish forces set up positions in Syria's Idlib

Turkish forces set up positions in Syria's Idlib

Turkey sent a convoy of about 30 military vehicles into rebel-held northwest Syria through the Bab al-Hawa crossing in Idlib, rebels and a witness said.

Indonesia's president says military should stay out of politics

Indonesia's president says military should stay out of politics

Indonesia's armed forces should stay out of politics and ensure their loyalty is only to the state and the government, President Joko Widodo said on Thursday ...

Pakistan court to indict former PM Sharif next week

Pakistan court to indict former PM Sharif next week

The judge announced that Nawaz Sharif would be indicted on October 2, Sharif's political secretary Asif Kirmani said.

Nigeria says trial of Boko Haram suspects to start next month

Nigeria says trial of Boko Haram suspects to start next month

Nigeria will begin trying Boko Haram suspects detained in military camps from next month and the cases will be speedily handled, the justice ministry said on Sunday.

Moon, Trump vow stronger pressure against N Korea

Moon, Trump vow stronger pressure against N Korea

US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart have pledged ‘stronger pressure’ on Pyongyang, Seoul said Sunday, after North Korea defied tough new sanctions ...