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[Newsmaker] THAAD system deployment completed: S. Korea



KORUS FTA withdrawal may lead to anti-American sentiment: AmCham


SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - With US President Donald Trump's announcement of possible termination of Korea-US FTA, the American Chamber of Commerce expressed fears that this move would encourage anti-American sentiment in Korea.

FEATURE: Inside the princess’s ballet

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Post Weekend gained exclusive access to Princess Norodom Buppha Devi's Cambodian Royal Ballet, following them on their trip to Hong Kong and a look at life behind the scenes

FEATURE: You are what you eat!

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - Bhutanese diet has too much rice, sugar, salt, vegetable oil and beer, with too little of smart fats (egg and fish) and meat.

For a healthy life, one should be aware of the power of food and have self-control and determination towards the choice for healthy food.

South Korea to deploy additional Thaad launchers likely next week: report

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea will likely deploy four additional Thaad launchers as early as next week, according to anonymous South Korean and US military personnel.

EDITORIAL: The distraction of Marcos gold

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - If the Marcoses are serious about helping the Philippines, they should return all the money they stole and apologise for their abuses. 

Conflicting theories about Yingluck escape after video of police pickup


Security officers are now focusing on two vehicles that were seen entering and exiting former premier Yingluck Shinawatra’s residence on the day she disappeared, while another theory about the escape focuses on a police pickup.

A security source told Nation TV’s La Kwam Jing news team that a Toyota Vios and a Toyota Camry had been seen driving out of her residence at about 8pm on August 23, before returning at about 10am the following day.

Stay calm over launch, Beijing says

UN condemns DPRK and calls for renewed talks, which China backs

Beijing urged all parties on Wednesday to honestly and fully implement UN Security Council resolutions on Pyongyang, and called for those directly involved to take a responsible role amid escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Duterte tells PNP, AFP: Follow rules of engagement in drug war

Pesident Rodrigo Duterte has reminded the police to follow rules of engagement in its anti-drug operations following criticisms of police abuses on his administration’s brutal crackdown on illegal drugs.


Duterte held a command conference in Malacañang with top officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday afternoon.

‘N. Korean leader’s first child is son’


The first child of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is probably a son, according to the National Assembly’s Intelligence Committee.

Yonhap News Agency on Thursday quoted a source from the committee as saying that various circumstances highlight the probability that the first child of Kim and his wife Ri Sol-ju is a son and that their third child is also rumored to be male.