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South Korean Air Force KF-16 fighters.

North Korea Fires 23 Missiles, Prompting Air Raid Alert In South Korea

South Korea's military said the weapons were all short-range ballistic missiles or suspected surface-to-air missiles.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A man weeps as he pays tribute to victims of a deadly accident following Saturday night's Halloween festivities

South Korea Officials Admit Responsibility In Halloween Tragedy

National police chief Yoon Hee Keun said an initial investigation found police failed to handle urgent calls from citizens effectively.

 | AP

Rescuers in boats search in the Machchu river in India next to a cable suspension bridge that collapsed

9 Arrested After Deadly Bridge Collapse In India

The collapse of the of newly repaired 143-year-old bridge in Gujarat state plunged hundreds of people into a river Sunday, killing at least 134.

 | AP and Ishan Garg

A mourner wipes his tear as he pays a silent tribute for victims of a deadly accident following a Halloween festival

South Korea Probes Halloween Crowd Surge As Nation Mourns

Police said they've launched a 475-member task force to invetigate Saturday's disaster, which was concentrated in a sloped, narrow alley.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rescue workers and firefighters work on the scene of a crushing accident in Seoul, South Korea.

S. Korea In Shock, Grief As 153 Die In Halloween Crowd Surge

Officials say people were crushed to death after a large crowd began pushing forward in a narrow alley by Hamilton Hotel, a major party spot in Seoul.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rescuers on boats search in the Machchu river next to a cable bridge that collapsed in India.

Bridge Collapse In India Kills At Least 133 People

Over a hundred people were plunged into India's Machchu river when a 143-year-old cable bridge collapsed.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rescuers help woman from flood waters.

50 Dead, Dozens Feared Missing As Storm Lashes Philippines

Intense rain triggered by Tropical Storm Nalgae swamped the Maguindanao province, causing rampant flash floods in low-lying villages.

 | AP

Attorney General Merrick Garland, center, flanked by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and FBI Director Christopher Wray

Justice Department Charges 13 Chinese Nationals Accused Of Spying

Two of the suspects arrested are accused of trying to obstruct the U.S. criminal investigation of Chinese tech giant Huawei.

 | Maura Sirianni

Kachin's traditional artist group performs on decorated truck.

Ethnic Group Says Myanmar Air Strike Kills 60 People At Celebration

About 100 people were also injured in Sunday's attack at a celebration marking the 62nd anniversary of the Kachin Independence Organization.

 | AP

TV screen shows a South Korean navy vessel.

North And South Korea Exchange Warning Shots Along Disputed Boundary

South Korea's military said it broadcast warnings and fired shots to repel a North Korean merchant ship that violated the sea boundary.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves.

China's Xi Jinping Expands Powers, Promotes Allies

Xi is on track to become the first leader in a generation to pick his own successor but has yet to indicate possible candidates.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

TV screen shows North Korean missile launch.

North Korea Fires Artillery Shells Near Border With South Korea

North Korea has conducted a spate of weapons tests recently in response to what it calls "dangerous military drills" between South Korea and the U.S.

 | AP

K-pop supergroup BTS.

Agency Says BTS Members Will Serve In South Korea's Military

Whether members of the Korean pop music group must serve in the army had been hotly debated.

 | AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China's Xi Calls For Military Growth As Party Congress Opens

Party plans call for creating a prosperous society by mid-century, restoring China to its historic role as a political, economic and cultural leader.

 | AP and Patrick Fok

Tv screen shows a North Korean rocket launch.

North Korea Fires Missile, Artillery Shells, Inflaming Tensions

North Korea said its recent missile tests were simulations of nuclear strikes on South Korean and U.S. targets in response to joint military drills.

 | AP

Foreign travelers gather upon arrival at the Haneda International Airport

Tourists Flock To Japan After COVID Restrictions Lifted

Japan's daily limit of 50,000 arrivals is gone after the country lifted its border restrictions.

 | AP

Police carry a coffin containing a victim in the day care center attack for cremation in Thailand.

Families Bid Farewell As Thai Day Care Massacre Victims Are Cremated

Families of the victims gathered for the start of a shared cremation ceremony that marks an end to three days of funeral rites.

 | AP

A TV screen shows an image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul

North Korea Confirms Simulated Use Of Nukes To 'Wipe Out' Enemies

North Korean state-run media says recent missile tests were a response to recent naval drills between U.S. and South Korean forces.

 | AP

Police keep watch as an ambulance is parked outside the PNP Custodial Compound in Camp Crame police headquarters.

Philippine Ex-Senator Briefly Held Hostage In Jail Rampage

A police officer was stabbed and an ex-Philippine senator briefly held hostage in a failed escape attempt by three inmates.

 | AP

The U.S. carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

N.Korea Launches 2 Missiles Toward Sea After U.S.-S.Korea Drills

North Korea’s pursuit of an ability to fire missiles from a submarine would constitute an alarming development for its rivals.

 | AP

A mother speaks to her child through the coffin.

Mourners Pray At Thai Temple Filled By Children's Keepsakes

A mourning ceremony will continue for three days before the royal-sponsored funerals, which will culminate in the cremation of the bodies.

 | AP

The USS Ronald Reagan.

U.S., South Korea Continue Military Drills In Response To North Korea

The USS Ronald Reagan and South Korean warships resumed training drills, days after North Korea launched a nuclear-capable missile over Japan.

 | AP

TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

North Korea Flies Warplanes Near South Korea After Missile Launches

Eight North Korean fighter jets and four bombers flew in formation and were believed to have conducted air-to-surface firing drills, South Korea said.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

People mourn after a school shooting in Thailand.

Thailand Gunman Kills 35 People In Attack Starting At Day Care Center

Authorities said the suspect — a former police officer who was fired earlier this year — also took his own life after killing his wife and child.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

An Army Tactical Missile System or ATACMS missile is fired during a joint military drill between U.S. and South Korea.

Seoul's Reprisal Blows Up After North Korean Missile Success

The U.S. and South Korean militaries are conducting joint exercises to show their ability to deter a North Korean attack on the South.

 | AP and Chris Gilbert

A man lights a candle during a candle light vigil for Arema FC Supporters who died following a soccer match stampede.

Indonesia Police Chief, Others Removed Over Soccer Disaster

Most of the 125 deaths at an Indonesian soccer game occurred when riot police fired tear gas, triggering a disastrous stampede of fleeing fans.

 | AP

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, center

N. Korea Sends Missile Soaring Over Japan In Escalation

This is the first time that a North Korean missile has flown over Japan since 2017.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com

Chinese Billionaire Richard Liu Settles U.S. Rape Allegation

A joint statement from attorneys for both sides called the encounter "a misunderstanding."

 | AP

People watch a TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch.

North Korea Conducts 4th Round Of Missile Tests In 1 Week

South Korea warned North Korea of an "overwhelming response" from South Korean and U.S. militaries should such weapons be used.

 | AP

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, center left, stands next to the demarcation line at the demilitarized zone

North Korea Fires Missiles After Harris Visits DMZ, South Korea

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the North Korean missiles were fired nine minutes apart from an area near the city of Sunchon.

 | AP