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Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for what a judge described as his "leading" role during some of the 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" street demonstrations.
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Hawaii employee responsible for sending out ballistic missile alert in error is reassigned

...Officials have been under intense pressure to explain the mishap, which they have attributed to a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee making an error during a shift change.......
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North Korea's Kim 'open to dialogue' with South Korea,

... will only use nukes if threatened...
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Russia indicts St Petersburg blast suspect on terrorism charges: investigators

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Investigative Committee said on Sunday it had indicted on terrorism charges a suspect who allegedly organized and carried out a bombing that injured 13 people in a St. Petersburg supermarket this week....
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Thousands of Indonesians rally at US Embassy over Jerusalem

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — About 10,000 people rallied Sunday outside the U.S. Embassy in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta to denounce President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital....
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Chinese police detain 11 over deadly Tianjin skyscraper fire

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have detained 11 people in connection with a deadly skyscraper fire in the northern port city of Tianjin, the municipal government said on Sunday, after an investigation found numerous fire code violations. ...
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Chinese general being investigated for corruption kills self

BEIJING (AP) — A former top Chinese general under investigation for major corruption has killed himself, official media reported Tuesday, denouncing his death as a "despicable" act to escape punishment....
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South Korea Trolls North With Loudspeakers Blaring News On Defector

South Korea is reportedly using loudspeakers along its border with North Korea to broadcast updates on a defecting soldier’s dramatic escape into the South....
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Taiwanese activist jailed in China for five years for 'subversion'

A Chinese court sentenced Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh to five years in prison on Tuesday on charges of attempting to subvert state power, further souring cross-strait ties....
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Pakistani Ex-Premier Appears in Court on Corruption Charges

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared along with his daughter and her husband before an anti-graft court in Islamabad to face a trial over corruption charges. ...
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