North Korea fires ‘projectiles’ after offering talks with US Sep 11, 2019 0 526 12345 Seoul: North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States. Negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington have been gridlocked since a second summit between the North’s leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in February ended without a deal. North Korea twice launched “unidentified projectiles” Tuesday morning in an easterly direction. The objects flew approximately 330 kilometres (205 miles) from the Kaechon area in South Pyongan province, according to the South Korean military. “We urge the North to stop such acts that escalate tensions in the region,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. No further details were immediately available but it was the latest in a series of provocations. Previous launches have been identified as short-range missiles. “We are aware of reports of projectiles launched from North Korea,” a senior US official said. “We are continuing to monitor the situation and consulting closely with our allies in the region.” (AFP) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES India locates missing Moon lander Sep 11, 2019 0 742 Taliban vow to fight on after Trump says talks are ‘dead’ Sep 11, 2019 0 274 Bangladesh cuts mobile internet access in Rohingya camps Sep 11, 2019 0 253 HK protesters boo Chinese anthem, as leader warns against interference Reuters HONG KONG Anti-government protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months spread to the sports field on Tuesday, as many local fans defied Chinese law to boo the country’s national anthem ahead of a .. Pakistan warns of ‘genocide’ in Kashmir, India hits back Reuters GENEVA Pakistan’s foreign minister told the United Nations human rights forum on Tuesday that India’s military presence in the disputed Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raised the spectre of genocide. .. Trump says Pakistan-India conflict over Kashmir less heated now, reiterates offer to mediate Washington: US President Donald Trump said that the conflict between Pakistan and India over Kashmir was “a little less heated” now than it was two weeks ago. Speaking to media before departing from the White House in .. Taliban take complete district in northern Afghanistan Kabul: The Taliban have taken control of the whole of a district in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province, local officials said on Tuesday. The centre of Takhar’s Yangi Qala district was overrun by the Taliban on Monday .. Death toll from dengue in the Philippines hit 1,021 in 8 months dpa Manila More than 1,000 people have died from dengue in the Philippines in the first eight months of the year, the health department said Tuesday. Nearly 40 per cent of the 1,021 victims who died from the disease between .. Hundreds of schools shut as massive forest-fire haze blankets SE Asia AFP Jambi, Indonesia Huge fires are raging across vast swathes of Indonesia’s rainforests -- some of the world’s biggest -- with toxic smog shutting hundreds of schools in Southeast Asia, officials said Tuesday. ..