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Aerial picture of a site where buildings collapsed after a powerful earthquake hit Tainan, southern TaiwanMost of those killed were in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed.


2016-02-06 02:54:04 -0700

US soldiers stand guard at Taesungdong Elementary School as a North Korean flag fluttering over the propaganda village of Gijeongdong, seen from South Korea's Taesungdong freedom village in the Demilitarized zone in Paju on February 4, 2016North Korea's planned launch of a long-range rocket could happen within a matter of hours, after Pyongyang shortened and brought forward the start of the launch window to Sunday. An updated notification sent by Pyongyang to UN agencies on Saturday -- a copy of which was released by the South Korean government -- said the launch would now take place between February 7-14. The updated notice sent by Pyongyang offered no reason for the date change which means the launch would now take place before the February 16 birthday of late leader Kim Jong-Il, the father of current leader Kim Jong-Un.


2016-02-06 03:53:58 -0700