North Korea may test-launch ICBM soon: South Korean media
SEOUL North Korea may be preparing to test-launch a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media reported on Thursday, citing military sources.
KATHMANDU Rescuers dug through mud and debris on Monday searching for bodies after a flashflood swept through west Nepal killing at least 20 people and leaving dozens missing, police said.
A torrent of water swept away scores of houses, vehicles and a bridge near the resort town of Pokhara, about 125 km (80 miles) west of Kathmandu, after an avalanche which had blocked the Seti River gave way.
Forty-four people, including three Ukrainian tourists, were still missing after the flood hit on Saturday, police said.
Pokhara is the second-biggest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and is the gateway to Mount Annapurna, the world's 10th-highest peak. Tourists begin their trek to the scenic Annapurna region from Pokhara.
(Reporting by Gopal Sharma; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)
DAVOS, Switzerland Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to "be great again" by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security.
BEIJING Law enforcement and judicial officials in China must be absolutely loyal to the ruling Communist Party, state media said, in the latest warning about loyalty in the wake of the jailing of former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang.