DPRK said Tuesday that country's scientists in atomic energy are "steadily improving the levels of nuclear weapons with various missions in quality and quantity".
A latest poll result showed that the approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has declined to 36 percent, the lowest level since he took office in December 2012, local media reported on Tuesday.
The Myanmar government will make all its efforts to ensure that the Nov. 8 general election will be free and fair.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday congratulated Malcolm Turnbull on becoming Australia's new prime minister, saying the two countries' close relationship would continue.
Some 45,000 Japanese protestors rallied in front of the country's parliament building in downtown Tokyo late Monday against the government-backed security bills, trying to stop a possible passage of the controversial legislation in the Diet's upper house this week.
Beijing dismissed reports of a border standoff between Chinese and Indian troops on Monday, asking for clarification from the Indians.
Hopes are growing for a trilateral summit to be held before the end of this year involving leaders from China, the Republic of Korea and Japan, according to observers.
The DPRK says that it is accelerating efforts at the final stage of development for satellites for earth observations.
Some 45,000 Japanese protestors rallied in front of the country's parliament building in downtown Tokyo, trying to stop a possible passage of the controversial legislation.
More than half of voters in Japan are opposed to their government's plans to enact legislation that would allow Japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War II.
Australia will get its fifth prime minister in eight years after the ruling Liberal Party voted out Tony Abbott in favour of longtime rival Malcolm Turnbull.
Senior Australian government minister Malcolm Turnbull launched a leadership challenge against Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday.