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London attack: 5 dead, 40 injured in ‘terrorist’ incident on Westminster Bridge

Five people were killed and 40 others injured after an attacker plowed a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what U.K.

China to Plant ‘Green Necklace’ of Trees Around Beijing to Fight Smog

Chinese officials want to plant more trees in Hebei Province, which surrounds Beijing, to clear the air in a region filled with factories. NYT > Asia Pacific

A Life Sentence in Cambodia, but Kem Ley’s Murder Is Far From Solved

The man on trial had admitted shooting Mr. Kem Ley, a government critic. But glaring holes in the case, which recalled past assassinations, raise troubling questions. NYT > Asia Pacific

US: North Korea missile exploded ‘within seconds’

North Korea attempted a new missile launch Wednesday, according to South Korean officials. – RSS Channel – Regions – Asia

FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began 3 months before election

The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, confirmed by FBI director James Comey in congressional testimony Monday, began as early as late

India’s ‘Phone Romeos’ Look for the Right One Through Wrong Numbers

As mobile phone use grows, more young men are calling women at random, hoping to strike up a relationship, but sometimes harassing them. NYT > Asia Pacific

Coincidence or Message? A Timeline of Provocative Acts by North Korea

The country’s recent missile tests have come at interesting moments in American attempts to reach out to China, Japan and South Korea. NYT > Asia Pacific

Democrats hope to corner Gorsuch in confirmation battle

Senate Democrats hope to force Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch into revealing his opinions on abortion rights and the legality of President Trump’s travel ban during confirmation hearings that begin

Prosecutors Question Park Geun-hye, Former South Korean Leader, in Corruption Inquiry

Ms. Park, who was removed from office this month, was called into a prosecutor’s office on Tuesday for questioning in connection with allegations of bribery, extortion and abuse of office.

Japan, Russia hold first ‘two-plus-two’ talks since Crimea annexation

Japan and Russia agreed Monday to closely cooperate on efforts to curb North Korea’s nuclear provocations, holding their first ministerial talks on foreign policy and security since Moscow… Read more

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