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South Korea offers talks with North on Winter Olympics

South Korea proposes high-level talks with the North to discuss bringing athletes from Pyongyang to the Winter Olympics.

Cho Myoung-gyon

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'open to dialogue' with South

South Korea welcomes talks overture made via New Year's speech in which Kim also hinted at 'nuclear button' on his desk.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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Happy New Year! Cities across the world welcome 2018

In several places around the world, New Year's celebrations have started.

New Year's celebrations

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South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North'

Officials say customs authorities seized and searched Hong Kong-flagged Lighthouse Winmore for breaching UN resolutions.

koreas

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Bitcoin exchange: South Korea bans anonymous accounts

Bitcoin fell more than 11 percent after South Korea said it would ban anonymous trading.

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Cyclone Hilda batters The Kimberley

Western Australia hit by flooding rain and damaging winds.

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Probe ordered into Philippine shopping centre fire

Criminal inquiry ordered into shopping-centre tragedy in Mindanao even as island reels from impact of tropical storm.

Philippine shopping centre

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Singer Lorde cancels Israel event after backlash

Organisers confirm New Zealand singer will not perform in Tel Aviv in June as planned after outcry from BDS activists.

Singer Lorde

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Russia urges US-North Korea talks over nuclear crisis

Moscow calls on US and allies to refrain from provoking tensions and exerting 'maximum pressure' on Pyongyang.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

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NCCC Mall: Dozens feared dead in shopping centre fire

President Rodrigo Duterte breaks down in tears with victims as officials say 37 feared dead in southern city.

NCCC Mall

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