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North Korea's top delegation, led by Kim Yong-chol, is in South Korea to take part in the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
India and Pakistan exchange fire on the border areas of the restive Kashmir region with both sides blaming each other for the escalation.
Fire and security departments were called to put out the flames, which did not cause any severe damage.
The Chinese communist party's powerful Central Committee has proposed a major constitutional change to allow Xi Jinping to continue beyond two terms.
According to the Hyogo Prefectural police the severed head belongs to a 27-year-old woman whose mother had lodged a missing person complaint.
President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in May 2016, riding on the wave of a harsh anti-drug rhetoric.
"Lol. Suck it, Mike Pence," one Twitter user wrote tauntingly.
The alleged incident that happened just five days after the couple got married also killed the groom's grandmother.
A teacher who witnessed the alleged crime said the victim, Pooja Panika, was on her way to the school when someone attacked her from behind.
Tamil Nadu's health minister announced that breast surgeries would be publicly funded, saying that the poor should not be denied the benefits.
Bulldozers sent in to destroy homes of Muslims who were ethnically cleansed.
The daughter of President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. delegation at this weekend's closing ceremony for the Pyeongchang Games.
Fresh sanctions are due to be announced against North Korea just as Ivanka Trump arrives in the peninsula.
Nicole Schott was attacked on social media for her music choice during the women's free skating final.
"Is it just me or is this choreographed cuteness all just a bit much now?" an Indian politician wrote on social media.