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North Korea warns US as it suspends South Korea talks over military drills

N Korea warns US over drills with S KoreaNorth Korea says the US should carefully consider the fate of the North Korea-US summit, in view of what it calls "provocative military disturbances with South Korea," North Korea's state news agency reported early Wednesday local time.

The warning comes as KCNA reported North Korea has suspended talks with South Korea because of a joint military drill conducted by South Korea and the US.

U.S. Blocks U.N. Call for Probe Into 58 Gaza Deaths

US blocks UN probe into GAZA deaths

The United States blocked a United Nations (UN) Security Council statement drafted Monday that called for an independent investigation into the deaths of at least 58 Palestinians along the Israeli-Gaza border.

Monday's violence followed several weeks of mass protests in the Israeli-blockaded territory of Gaza, which is governed by militant Islamist group Hamas. The unrest coincided with the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, a Donald Trump administration directive widely condemned by the international community.


Scores killed as violence greets dedication of U.S. Embassy in Israel

Scores killed in riots after Embassy opening in JerusalemMore than 50 Palestinians were killed Monday in mass protests along the border with Gaza while Israel celebrated the U.S. Embassy's contentious move to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

The demonstrations have gone on for weeks and reached a violent apex as Israel marked 70 years since the Jewish nation was established. Palestinians annually mark their resulting displacement on Nakba Day, or the Day of Catastrophe, on May 15.


US embassy opens in Jerusalem amid lockdown

US embassy opens in Jerusalem

The United States has officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a deeply controversial move that angered Palestinians and drew widespread international condemnation.

The ceremony on Monday took place amid road closures and heavy police presence in anticipation of Palestinian protests.

US President Donald Trump - who in December 2017 declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move long-sought by Israel -  addressed the ceremony via a recorded video message.

"Today we follow through on this recognition and open our embassy in the historic and sacred land of Jerusalem and we're opening it many, many years ahead of schedule," Trump said.


Trump's comments on China's ZTE draw security concerns

ZTE company to get help from TrumpEmployees of ZTE Corp, the Chinese telecom equipment maker, are cheering a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that suggested a resolution is in sight for a devastating ban on sales to the Chinese company.

In an unexpected reversal of a hardline U.S. stance on the issue, Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping were working together to give ZTE “a way to get back into business, fast”, citing the loss of many jobs in China.


'Barbaric' Indonesia church bombings carried out by parents — and their four children

Indonesian church bombing

They were a family of six — sons 18 and 16; daughter 12 and 9 — out and about in Indonesia's second-largest city on a Sunday morning, a time reserved for religious services.

But this was no ordinary clan that approached three churches in Surabaya, police say: This was a family of suicide bombers, large and small, intent on carrying out a lethal mission that would kill seven others and injure at least 41.

The use of children in Sunday's brazen attacks stunned a country that has struggled with growing terrorist threats in recent years.


Two dead in Paris knife attack

Two dead in multiple stabbing in ParisOne person has been killed and several injured in a knife attack in Paris, French police say.

They say the attacker - who has not been identified - was shot dead by police.

The incident happened in the Opera district of central Paris.

TVNL Comment: This is a developing story. Check back for more details.


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