Category: Asia

Warnings of Bali volcano eruption spark exodus

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Women carry offerings at a temple about 10 kilometers (6.3 miles) from Mount Agung volcano, rear, at Pemuteran village in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Warnings that a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali will erupt have sparked an exodus of more than 75,000 people that is likely to continue to swell, the country’s disaster agency said. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

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US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

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In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., prepares to take off from Andersen AFB, Guam, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. The U.S. says it’s the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula that any American fighter or bomber has flown this century.(Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot/U.S. Air force via AP)

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Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees, starts immunization

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Rohingya Muslim man Abdul Kareem walks towards a refugee camp carrying his mother Alima Khatoon after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, at Teknaf, Bangladesh, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. United Nations agencies say an estimated 409,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when deadly attacks by a Rohingya insurgent group on police posts prompted Myanmar’s military to launch “clearance operations” in Rakhine state. Those fleeing have described indiscriminate attacks by security forces and Buddhist mobs. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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North Korea fires unidentified missile over Japan

In this July 28, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government on Saturday, July 29, 2017, shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

In this July 28, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government on Saturday, July 29, 2017, shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

Pyongyang continues weapons testing in defiance of international sanctions over its banned missile and nuclear programs

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South Korea simulates attack on North’s nuke site after test

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In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, South Korea’s Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in South Korea, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. In South Korea, the nation’s military said it conducted a live-fire exercise simulating an attack on North Korea’s nuclear test site to “strongly warn” Pyongyang over the latest nuclear test. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the drill involved F-15 fighter jets and the country’s land-based “Hyunmoo” ballistic missiles. The released live weapons “accurately struck” a target in the sea off the country’s eastern coast, the JCS said. (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP)

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France: North Korea could nuke US, Europe ‘within months’

People watch a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on August 29, 2017. AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je)

People watch a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on August 29, 2017. AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je)

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian calls situation ‘extremely serious,’ says it could quickly become ‘explosive’

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