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US, South Korea suspend contentious war games

Joint military drills called off until after Winter Olympics as North and South Korea get set for talks.

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North Korea opens border hotline with South

Seoul says Pyongyang made preliminary contact after the border hotline was restored following a two-year suspension.

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South Korea offers talks with North on Winter Olympics

South Korea proposes high-level talks with the North to discuss bringing athletes from Pyongyang to the Winter Olympics.

Cho Myoung-gyon

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'open to dialogue' with South

South Korea welcomes talks overture made via New Year's speech in which Kim also hinted at 'nuclear button' on his desk.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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Happy New Year! Cities across the world welcome 2018

In several places around the world, New Year's celebrations have started.

New Year's celebrations

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South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North'

Officials say customs authorities seized and searched Hong Kong-flagged Lighthouse Winmore for breaching UN resolutions.

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Bitcoin exchange: South Korea bans anonymous accounts

Bitcoin fell more than 11 percent after South Korea said it would ban anonymous trading.

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Cyclone Hilda batters The Kimberley

Western Australia hit by flooding rain and damaging winds.

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Probe ordered into Philippine shopping centre fire

Criminal inquiry ordered into shopping-centre tragedy in Mindanao even as island reels from impact of tropical storm.

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Singer Lorde cancels Israel event after backlash

Organisers confirm New Zealand singer will not perform in Tel Aviv in June as planned after outcry from BDS activists.

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