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Experts Concerned About Idea Of A Preemptive Strike Against North Korea

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President Trump's State of the Union address is broadcast at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. The White House is no longer considering Victor Cha for the South Korea ambassadorship. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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The logo of Fuji Xerox Co., the joint venture between Fujifilm Holdings and Xerox, is displayed outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Empty sake bottles lined up outside a restaurant in the Daikanyama area of Tokyo. Graham Crouch/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Image hide caption

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Decades After They Were Held Captive By North Koreans, U.S. Crew Seeks Compensation

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American With Korean Heritage Will Play On Korea's Women Hockey Team At Olympics

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What To Make Of North Korea's Olympic Overtures

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By mid-January, there had been nearly 5,000 reported cases of diphtheria in the camps and 33 deaths. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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Rare Disease Finds Fertile Ground In Rohingya Refugee Camps

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Aung San Suu Kyi (center), poses with Bill Richardson (2nd right) and other members of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State after their meeting in Myanmar on Monday. Myanmar State Counsellor Office via AP hide caption

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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan raises his hand to shade the sun, revealing a luxury watch and diamond ring, during a Dec. 4 ceremony at Government House. The expensive jewelry set off an outraged reaction in Thailand. Krit Phromsakla Na Sakolnakorn/AP hide caption

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Will A Scandal Over Expensive Watches Bring Down Thailand's Government?

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A woman pushing a stroller walks in front of a Rakuten Cafe store at a shopping district in Tokyo in 2014. Rakuten is Japan's largest e-commerce company. Yuya Shino/Reuters hide caption

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