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 North Korea threatens to fire at US, S Korea troops

The North's Korean People's Army accused US and South Korean soldiers of "deliberate provocations" by aiming their lights at North Korean guard posts at Panmunjom since yesterday evening.

 This is how billionaire Richard Branson looks after cheating death in a violent high-speed bike crash

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson says he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in the British Virgin Islands.

 Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 13 dead

The attack underscored how despite efforts by the Afghan authorities to improve security, militants in this country are still able to stage large-scale attacks.

 IS suicide bomber, as young as 12 years, attacks Turkey wedding party; 51 dead

The bombing late last night in Gaziantep, near Turkey's border with Syria, was the deadliest attack in Turkey this year.

 Bomb attacks targeting police, military in Turkey kill at least 14, wound 220 others

A string of bombings, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey's security forces, killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 220 others, officials said today.

 S Korea holds largest artillery drills near N Korea border

A total of 300 artillery systems deployed by dozens of military units along the border began firing shells simultaneously in multiple directions this afternoon.

 Chinese admiral visits Syria in show of support for Bashar al-Assad

During the early months of the 5-year-old civil war, China joined Russia in blocking motions at the United Nations calling for Assad to work for a resolution of the conflict.

 Joe Biden's remark on Japan Constitution raises eyebrows

A recent remark by US Vice President Joe Biden that America wrote Japan's Constitution is raising some eyebrows in Japan.

 REVEALED: Why poor knowledge of Islam among would-be jihadis is good for ISIS

The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the Islamic State applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly ignorant.

 US Army Chief visits China amid missile system tensions

The US Army chief of staff is visiting China amid tensions over American ally South Korea's decision to deploy a powerful missile defence system.