South Korean and US military officials say two projectiles fired into the sea by North Korea on Saturday were short-range ballistic missiles. It's the fifth such launch in recent weeks. Earlier, President Trump said he'd received a beautiful letter from North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.
A powerful typhoon that has struck the coast of China near Shanghai has killed at least thirteen people and forced more than a million from their homes. Lekima is making its way through the southeastern province of Zhejiang after coming ashore early on Saturday.
Emergency workers in Myanmar are searching for scores of people missing following a landslide triggered by monsoon rains. More than twenty are known to have been killed in Mon State on Friday.
A curfew has been reimposed in Indian-administered Kashmir after protests on Friday against the removal of the region's autonomous status. There are reports that police fired pellets and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators in the main city Srinagar on Friday.
Russia's nuclear agency has revealed that five of its staff were killed in an explosion earlier this week at a military site in Arkhangelsk. Previously officials said two people died.
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appealed for an end to fighting in the Yemeni port of Aden, which killed at least six civilians. The medical charity MSF says seventy five people have been hurt.
New research suggested that being obese could raise the risk of getting cancer by twice as much as previously thought. Prior research has tended to focus on a person's body mass index, estimating that excess body fat accounts for six percent of all cancers in high income countries. But this study conducted genetic analysis and found that being overweight could be as a bigger risk factor as tobacco.