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North Korea: 'We cannot continue this charade,' warns John Kerry

John Kerry has ruled out “artificial talks” with North Korea, saying that only “real steps” towards disarmament could defuse the crisis in East Asia.<p>The US secretary of state signalled his reluctance to reopen negotiations with North Korea after weeks of inflammatory rhetoric and open threats of …

North Korea

Threats And Crises Are 'Just Normal North Korean Diplomacy'

On 'Morning Edition': Steve Inskeep speaks with Andrei Lankov about North Korea<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>Monday is "the day of the sun" in North Korea — a celebration of founder Kim Il Sung's birth in 1912.<p>On this North Korean national holiday, "Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets," …

Kerry hails Chinese North Korea pledge

<b>US Secretary of State John Kerry says China is "very serious" about a pledge to help resolve tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.</b><p>The US and China earlier said they were committed to the "denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula and would hold further meetings on how to do so.<p>Mr Kerry is …

North Korea

U.S., China pledge on North Korea

BEIJING — The United States and China committed Saturday to a process aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons, with the Obama administration gaining at least the rhetorical support of the only government that can exert significant influence over the reclusive North.<p>The question now is …

Bali airliner crash injures 22 as jet overshoots runway and falls in sea

A Lion Air plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali and crashed into the sea, …

Texas Rangers legend Nolan Ryan in Center Field

Texas Rangers legend Nolan Ryan in Center Field.

North Korea must end its 'belligerent approach', says Obama

Barack Obama has called on North Korea to end what he described as its "belligerent approach" as US intelligence officials concluded for the first …

At least 2 killed, 36 hurt when bus flips outside Dallas on way to casino

At least two people were killed and 36 injured Thursday when a bus carrying people to a casino overturned on a highway outside Dallas, authorities said.<p>The crash happened in the Dallas suburb of Irving. Video from NBC affiliate KXAS showed crews working to free trapped passengers and carrying …

G8 ministers condemn North Korea in 'strongest terms'

G8 foreign ministers strongly condemned North Korea over its nuclear programme and said they were appalled by the rising death toll in Syria as they wrapped up two days of talks that focused on the two spiralling crises.<p>After a two-day meeting in London, the ministers - including Foreign Secretary …

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Syria air strikes 'target civilians' - Human Rights Watch

<b>The Syrian Air Force is carrying out both deliberate air strikes against civilians and indiscriminate attacks, a leading rights group has warned.</b><p>Human Rights Watch says it visited 52 sites in north-western Syria, documenting 59 such unlawful attacks.<p>It points out that both types of attacks - …

Middle East

Gunman Who Took 4 Georgia Firefighters Hostage Has Been Killed

<b>The suspect was reportedly killed after police raided his Suwanee, Ga. home.</b><p>All four firefighters made it out alive but suffered minor injuries.<p>In the process, a police officer was also shot, though his injury is not life-threatening.<p>Here's how it went down, as recounted by the Gwinett Daily Post's …

North Korea: US and Seoul brace for missile test

The US and South Korean combined forces command in the South has stepped up surveillance of the North and added intelligence staff as the region …

Berkman's two-run single | MLB.com

4/9/13: Lance Berkman hits a two-out, two-run bloop single to center field to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead in third inning

Washington on Tepesch's debut | MLB.com

4/9/13: Rangers manager Ron Washington talks about Nick Tepesch earning his first Major League win in his debut

Students Stopped The Stabbing Suspect At Texas College

"My first thought was I need to go catch him."<p>Ryan Ballard, a student at Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas, tells the <i>Houston Chronicle</i> about the chaotic scene at the school Tuesday when as many as 14 people were injured, at least two critically, by an attacker who used a sharp blade to stab …

Couple accused of abducting kids returned to Florida, placed under arrest

The couple accused of running off with their two young sons, causing a massive search that ended in Cuba on Tuesday, has returned to the United States and been placed under arrest.<p>Joshua and Sharyn Hakken were arrested by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office in Florida and jailed on charges …

How Convenient: 'Accidental Racist' Just Disappeared from YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Less than 24 hours after the, shall we say, misguided Brad Paisley and LL Cool J song "Accidental …

At Least 14 People Stabbed at Houston-Area College

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>At least 14 people have been injured in a mass stabbing at Lone Star College in Texas. The incident …

North Korea Warns Foreigners In South Korea To Evacuate, But Many Are Staying Put

North Korea has intensified threats of conflict against South Korea yet again by telling foreigners to evacuate the South as war is …

North Korea Says It's Shutting Down the Kaesong Factories

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Amid confusion over a South Korean statement about a possible nuclear test, North Korea has dropped …

North Korea suspected of preparing for nuclear test

North Korea could be preparing to conduct a fourth nuclear test, following signs of activity at the country's main testing site, South Korea's …

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