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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un meets South Korean envoys

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is hosting a dinner for two South Korean delegates, the first time officials from Seoul have met the young leader since he took office in 2011.

Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor’s ‘accidental’ drowns

Superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor died of accidental drowning, a Dubai post-mortem report has said.

Kim Jong-un calls for further reconciliation

North Korea's leader has called for a "further livening up" of the "warm climate of reconciliation" with the South created by the Winter Olympics.

North Korea leader’s sister to visit South for Olympics

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is to attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, which are being held in the South, ministers in Seoul say.

Winter Olympics security staff hit by norovirus outbreak

Dozens of private security guards at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea have been taken to hospital with norovirus, prompting organisers to call in soldiers as guards instead.

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong walks free

A South Korean appeals court on Monday suspended a jail sentence handed down to Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, setting him free after a year’s detention amid a corruption scandal that brought down the former president.

Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea

A ship carrying 22 Indian crew and 13,500 tons of gasoline is missing in the Gulf of Guinea after contact was lost in Benin on Friday, the company and India’s minister of external affairs said on Sunday.

Anger in India after eight-month-old baby is raped

An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped allegedly by her cousin in the Indian capital, Delhi. The girl is reportedly in a critical condition at a local hospital where she was brought in on Sunday.

Outrage over YouTuber’s dead body video

An American YouTube star has prompted a barrage of criticism after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

Kim Jong-un has nuclear button on his desk

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has said a nuclear launch button is "always on my table" and warned the US it will never be able to start a war.

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