A total of 275,000 people have been displaced by drought in western Afghanistan — 52,000 more than the number uprooted by conflict this year — with over two million threatened by the effects of water shortages, the United Nations said.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for a "bold decision" by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on denuclearization Tuesday as the White House said it was planning another summit with Pyongyang.
A forecast double-digit jump in spending by Chinese pet owners on their furry companions this year has been met with disbelief and even hostility on Chinese social media, with the world's second-biggest economy expected to further cool.
North Korea has relaunched the "Mass Games" titled "the Glorious Country" that involves a formation of glowing drones, lasers and stadium-sized gymnastics shows to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country's founding.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he will not take any unilateral steps towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and is instead awaiting a US response to the measures Pyongyang has already taken, a senior Russian official who met him this weekend says.
China on Monday promised retaliation if US President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports for penalties.