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Pyongyang said the war games would be detrimental to peace in the Korean peninsula.
Police are on the hunt for three thieves who stole a skeleton from a shopping centre in Adelaide, Australia.
Parliament is expected to ratify the 15-day extension as the opposition is boycotting the session, leaving only government MPs in the house.
The volcano, one of three currently erupting in Indonesia, was dormant for four centuries before exploding in 2010, killing two people.
The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test.
Duterte's comment comes days after women's and rights groups condemned him for encouraging soldiers to shoot female rebels in their genitals.
Imran Ali is sentenced to die for the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari, whose death sparked national outrage in Pakistan.
The Carnival Legend cruise was forced to make an impromptu stop at Eden Port on the country's south coast so police officers could remove the violent men.
A visiting Myanmar minister said his country is "ready" to accept the ethnic Rohingya Muslims who had fled Rakhine state.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a mausoleum in Pyongyang as the hermit kingdom celebrates the 76th birth anniversary of Kim Jong-il.
Former US Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz, warns odds on nuclear weapons being launched by mistake were shortening.
The 28-year-old, Puneet Kaur, was riding as a passenger in the go-kart when her husband heard her screaming.
An Australian commentator got into hot water when she said that the Chinese skiers "all look the same". The channel later clarified that she was talking about the athletes' style.
Kalicharan Saraf urinated on a wall in Jaipur after getting caught short during a car journey – unfortunately for the Rajasthan state official, an opposition member spotted him.
Patrick Connor described Chloe Kim as a "hot piece of ass" and said the countdown to her 18th birthday "was on".