N. Korea to sever hotline with S. Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, March 8 (UPI) -- North Korea said Friday it will snap its hotline and scrap all non-aggression pacts with South Korea even as its leader Kim Jong Un threatened all-out war.

8 dead after blast at Chinese coal mine

KUNMING, China, March 3 (UPI) -- An explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan province has killed at least eight people, local officials said.

30 injured in earthquake that hit China

KUNMING, China, March 3 (UPI) -- A 5.5 magnitude earthquake that shook China's Yunnan province Sunday left 30 people injured and damaged more than 3,000 homes, local authorities said.

Indonesia, South Korea to build fighter aircraft

JAKARTA, March 1 (UPI) -- Indonesia and South Korea are cooperating in building a joint fighter but politics are delaying progress.
Rodman, Globetrotters visit North Korea

Rodman, Globetrotters visit North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A delegation of 13 Harlem Globetrotters led by Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea Tuesday for a weeklong visit and planned exhibition games, officials said.

8 killed in Afghanistan Sunday

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Several violent acts in Afghanistan Sunday left at least eight people dead, including four militants, and others injured, officials said.

N. Korea: Nuke test 'self-defense' measure

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- North Korea's recent actions, including its nuclear test, were defensive measures to counter aggression, its diplomat told a disarmament meeting in Switzerland.

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Chinese earthquake injures four people

KUNMING, China, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A magnitude-4.9 earthquake shook the border of China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces Tuesday, injuring four people, officials said.

Chinese nuclear plant goes on line

WAFANGDIAN, China, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A new nuclear power plant in China began operations Sunday, officials said.
New Zealand urged to protect rare dolphin

New Zealand urged to protect rare dolphin

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Scientists and conservationists say New Zealand must do more to protect the Maui's dolphin -- the world's most endangered dolphin -- from extinction.

Campaign to battle elephant poaching set

LIBREVILLE, Gabon, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The World Wildlife Fund has announced an international campaign against the increasing poaching of elephants in central Africa.
Island nation fighting sea level rise

Island nation fighting sea level rise

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Australia says it will give $1.5 million to rehabilitate 25 miles of roads in the island nation of Kiribati undermined by rising sea levels and coastal erosion.

China table-tennis legend Zhuang dead

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Chinese table-tennis champion Zhuang Zedong died at the age of 73 Sunday in a Beijing hospital after a long struggle with cancer, officials said.

China New Year fireworks spark 839 fires

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Fireworks set off during weekend Lunar New Year's festivities in China resulted in 839 fires across the country, government officials said.
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