South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed Monday that four were killed and 18 went missing after a South Korean fishing vessel with 42 sailors aboard sank in the Antarctic Ocean.
China said it will make greater efforts to start Six-Party emergency consultations because tensions on the Korean Peninsula have not eased. China ready to assume world obligations
At least 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack and a car bomb explosion outside Anbar provincial government offices on Sunday, a local police source said.
A suicide bomber on Sunday struck a crowd of Shiite pilgrims in Baquba, the capital of Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, killing three people and wounding four others, a provincial police source said.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed willingness to assist the Philippines in the event that the country decides to use nuclear power, said Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Philippines, the largest Roman Catholic state in Asia, observes one of the longest Christmas holidays in the world, beginning with dawn masses on Dec 16 to the feast of the Three Kings in January.
FA-18 air fighters prepare to take off on the U.S. carrier George Washington in the Pacific near Minamidaito Island in Okinawa Prefecture