{FD} South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee, once kidnapped by North Korea, dead at 92

South Korean movie star Choi Eun-hee, who was kidnapped by North Korean agents in the 1970s and forced to make propaganda flicks before a daring escape, died Monday, her family said. She was 92.

{FD} AP Interview: Moon adviser calls NKorea outreach ‘strategic’

A special adviser to the South Korean president says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely decided to put his nuclear weapons program up for negotiation to win outside rewards so he can improve his country's economy, win public trust at home and prolong his leadership.

{FD} Russian sex guru and followers make Thai court appearance

A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S presidential election, have emerged briefly for a Thai court hearing after being held virtually incommunicado in an immigration jail.

{FD} Rohingya lawyer urges UN to refer Myanmar to ICC for crimes

A lawyer from Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority who focuses on the trauma, mass rape and trafficking of its girls and women urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court for "horrific crimes" against the Rohingya and other ethnic groups.

{FD} Bangladesh rejects Myanmar’s claim of repatriating Rohingya

Bangladesh has rejected a claim by Myanmar that the Buddhist-majority nation has repatriated the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape military-led violence against the minority group.