BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

NORTH KOREA-NUCLEAR — North Korea announced a detailed plan to launch a volley of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers, and dismissed President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury" if it doesn't back down. By Eric Talmadge. Sent 960 words, photos, video.

NORTH KOREA-US-EXPERT VOICES — Experts weigh in on what's next for Trump, Guam and Trump. By Martha Mendoza. Sent 840 words, photo.

KOREAS-NO TALKS? — South Korean President Moon Jae-in believes engagement of the sort that two past liberal leaders used to win historic summits with Pyongyang can solve the North Korean nuclear crisis. The problem is, North Korea doesn't want to talk. By Kim Tong-hyung. Sent 780 words, photos.

TRUMP-NORTH KOREA-ANALYSIS — Just when President Donald Trump's strategy for North Korea was finally starting to show dividends, he threw it all a curve with his threat to slam the North with "fire and fury like the world has never seen." By Josh Lederman. Sent 1,010 words, photos.

INDIA-PAKISTAN-PARTITION-VOICES — Indians and Pakistanis who lived through the 1947 partition of the two countries from the former British Empire talk about living through that violent and uneasy time. SENT: 1,900 words, photos. With INDIA-PAKISTAN-PARTITION-AP EXPLAINS — 70 years of India-Pakistan tensions unresolved.

AUSTRALIA-GAY MARRIAGE — Gay-rights advocates filed a court challenge to the government's unusual plan to canvass Australians' opinion on gay marriage next month. By Rod McGuirk. Sent 480 words, photos.

NEPAL-WOMEN'S SAFETY — Nepal's parliament has passed a bill toward making women safer by strengthening laws against acid attacks, demanding dowries and exiling women who are menstruating. By Roshan Sedhai. Sent 350 words.

SYRIA-INDONESIA-FLEEING IS — A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman said.

CHINA-EARTHQUAKE — Chinese monitors say they've detected multiple landslides but no major building collapses after an earthquake in the country's mountainous southwest that killed at least 20. Sent 370 words, photos.


JAPAN-SAVING UNAGI — The endangered Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, may get a new lease on life with commercial farming. By Sherry Zheng. Sent 840 words, photos.

JAPAN-TOSHIBA — Toshiba Corp.'s auditors signed off, belatedly, on its earnings, meaning the embattled Japanese electronics and nuclear company will likely avert delisting, for now. By Yuri Kageyama. Sent 350 words, photos.

SKOREA-UBER — Ride-hailing company Uber is expanding its food delivery service to South Korea. Sent 130 words.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Asian stocks were mostly lower as investors pondered escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions. By Yuri Kageyama. Sent 430 words, photos.



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