Park voiced appreciation for China's attempts to get the North to suspend its testing programme. -AFP
More than 50,000 people had visited the memorial in Harbin. -Reuters
Most of the bodies found in the last two days had broken fingers, presumably from the children frantically trying to climb the vertical floors or ceilings to escape in their last moments. -AFP
Labour activists say the strike, in the Dongguan town of Gaobu, is one of China's biggest since market reforms started in the late 1970s. -Reuters
Companies are abandoning expeditions in view of the deadly avalanche. -AFP
Obama would be at the mercy of Jiro Ono, who selects the dishes he serves and will not take orders from his customers. -AFP
Tension was running high, with many demanding that all climbs to be abandoned for the rest of the season and others keen to continue. -Reuters
The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea would reduce the potential for "situations to arise that could lead to conflict in busy sea lanes". -AFP
Obama explicitly affirms that hostile action against the island chain would spark an American reaction. -AFP
The military has ordered a special check-up and overhaul to check loopholes in the management of classified information, as well as secret sites and activities. -Reuters

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