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May 29, 2015

Fresh upgrades at North Korea rocket site: U.S. think tank

Fresh satellite images show substantial new construction at North Korea’s space rocket launch site, mirroring leader Kim Jong Un’s recent vow to launch more satellites in defiance of U.N. resolutions, a U.S. think tank said Friday. The North sent an Unha-3 rocket into space ...

May 29, 2015

Seoul's rooftop gardens are oases in busy capital

From stylish, manicured creations to small vegetable plots, gardens are taking to the rooftops of the South Korean capital of Seoul — bringing dashes of spontaneity and color to the skyline of one of the world’s most densely populated cities. With help from the ...

23-year-old crowned maharaja of Indian royal dynasty

May 29, 2015

23-year-old crowned maharaja of Indian royal dynasty

A 23-year-old economics graduate was on Thursday crowned maharajah of a centuries-old royal family in southern India in an elaborate ceremony involving 40 priests and attended by 1,000 well-heeled guests. At 15 temples spread throughout opulent palace grounds in the city of Mysore, Yaduveer ...

May 28, 2015

Militaries play nice in the South China Sea

by Sharon Chen

Southeast Asian militaries are talking and sharing more as they seek to prevent accidents in the South China Sea, despite inertia from governments over territorial disputes with China. Even as China’s navy asserts its country’s claims in the contested sea, warning off other ships ...

May 27, 2015

South Korea's Park to meet Obama at White House next month

President Barack Obama will host his South Korean counterpart, Park Geun-hye, at the White House on June 16, officials announced Tuesday. The meeting, which White House officials said was designed to “underscore the strength and breadth” of relations, comes amid rising tensions with North ...