The US Federal Aviation Agency plans to inspect more than a thousand Boeing 737 airplanes to check for corrosion on certain pins that could compromise safety.
North Korea appears to be preparing for a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Monday, following intelligence reports of heightened activity at its main atomic test site.
Russian drones have been tested by the 36th air assault brigade of Kazakhstan Armed Forces.
The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on North Korea's primary foreign exchange bank and four senior officials, upping the pressure on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program.
The United States and China will on Thursday seek to tighten the UN sanctions screws on North Korea after its widely condemned nuclear bomb test last month.
Japanese engineers probing problems with Boeing's Dreamliners have identified the cause of fuel leaks but are still investigating more serious issues with the aircraft's batteries.
US aerospace giant Boeing is considering an interim plan to protect its 787 Dreamliner if its batteries overheat or catch fire.
Paraguay's ex-president Fernando Lugo will have to undergo court-ordered DNA testing, after a judge ruled in favor of a woman who says he fathered her 11-year old son.
President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday a "steadfast" commitment to defend Japan, including preventing nuclear attacks on its ally in the wake of North Korea's third nuclear test.
The EU's executive called in Europe's law enforcers and urged bloc-wide DNA food testing on Wednesday to restore consumer confidence in a widening scandal over horsemeat-tainted processed food.
Kazakhstan calls Pyongyang to abandon any steps that may lead to escalation of the tension: Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry.
With a defiant nuclear test, North Korea has shown it poses an increasingly credible threat but some doubt whether even the notoriously bellicose regime would ever use weapons of mass destruction.
Britain on Tuesday strongly condemned North Korea's announcement that it has staged its most powerful nuclear test yet and called for a "robust response" from the UN Security Council.
Here is the full text of the English-language statement by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency.
North Korea staged an apparent nuclear test Tuesday in a striking act of defiance that, if confirmed, is sure to trigger global condemnation from enemies and allies alike.
UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that a nuclear test by North Korea could blow up hopes of an eventual reconciliation by "tying the hands" of the South's incoming president.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday criticized the government's certification process for the Boeing 787 and said it had pinpointed how a battery fire occurred on one of the planes.
North Korea's expected atomic test will offer a rare chance to gauge where its nuclear programme is headed, with most expert attention focused on what type of device is detonated and how.
North Korea has vowed to carry out a third nuclear test, but scientists and concerned foreign governments may have a tough time verifying the actions of the reclusive state.
Boeing asked US aviation authorities Monday to let them carry out 787 Dreamliner test flights after the planes were grounded worldwide following a fire risk linked to the plane's lithium batteries.
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