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KATHMANDU, Nepal | Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The bodies of five South Korean climbers killed in a fierce storm last week on a mountain in Nepal were set to head home Tuesday amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal’s mountains. Mountaineers and officials gathered at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu offering flowers and burning incense by … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems

KATHMANDU, Nepal | Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain’s remoteness

KATHMANDU, Nepal  — It took rescuers two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world’s best, who died in Nepal’s worst mountaineering disaster in recent years, authorities said Monday. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a group of villagers reached the climbers’ camp site on Saturday on Gurja … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain’s remoteness

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court has sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison over a slew of corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court issued the sentence on Friday after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges. Lee, who has denied most of the charges levelled on him, … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption

SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set

SEOUL, South Korea — The Latest on talks between officials from North and South Korea (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September. The agreement comes amid an ongoing nuclear standoff between Washington and Pyongyang. The two … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set

SANAMXAY, Laos  | Questions raised as villages dig out from Laos dam collapse

SANAMXAY, Laos  — Authorities are investigating the collapse of a dam in southeastern Laos that has killed at least 24 people and left 131 missing. Floodwaters that had hit rooftops are receding Thursday as villages begin digging out from the deluge of mud from the dam’s failure late Monday. The state-run Vientiane Times says the … Continue reading SANAMXAY, Laos  | Questions raised as villages dig out from Laos dam collapse

PYONGYANG, North Korea  | South Korean basketball players arrive for games in North

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Dozens of South Korean basketball players arrived in North Korea’s capital on Tuesday for a series of games the two Koreas hope will foster a spirit of detente generated by the recent North-South summit meetings. The 50 players arrived in Pyongyang on two military aircraft. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon … Continue reading PYONGYANG, North Korea  | South Korean basketball players arrive for games in North

KILDEER, Ill. | Park beats Ryu, Hataoko in playoff to win KPMG Women’s PGA

KILDEER, Ill. — Sung Hyun Park beat So Yeon Ryu on the second hole of a playoff Sunday in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for her second major championship. After a brief rain delay on the par-4 16th hole at Kemper Lakes, Ryu’s birdie try rolled past, and Park finished off her South Korean compatriot … Continue reading KILDEER, Ill. | Park beats Ryu, Hataoko in playoff to win KPMG Women’s PGA

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

SEOUL, South Korea — A leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said Wednesday that $31 million worth of virtual currencies have been stolen by hackers, a latest in the series of recent hacks that raised security concerns. Bithumb, South Korea’s second-largest exchange, said cyberattacks from late Tuesday night to Wednesday morning led to the loss of … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack