'NKorea sanctions may be eased before full denuclearisation'

South Korea said on Monday that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes "substantive steps towards denuclearisation", seemingly setting the bar lower than Washington for such a move.

'Separating children from parents at US border unconscionable'

"The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable," Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said as he opened a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Afghans 'tired of war', say exhausted peace marchers in Kabul

Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control.

Australia: Artist buried for 3 days under busy road

An artist has emerged from three days entombed in a steel box under a busy Australian road in a performance billed as a tribute to victims of totalitarian violence.
Mike Parr fasted during his time underground, with oxygen pumped into the container to keep him alive as traffic drove on overhead.

Japan: 3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka

The Osaka prefectural government's disaster management department said two people were found dead, while the Ibaraki city official confirmed a third victim. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said more than 90 were injured in Osaka and nearby prefectures of Hyogo and Kyoto.