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Four held in Kerala for honey trapping NRI bizman        Minor girl sexually assaulted for over 2 yrs in Kerala, two        De Kock leads SA to nine-wicket win, Kohli’s move backfires        Over three-fourths of J&K population supported Art 370 abrogation: Rajnath Singh        PM Modi meets Kashmiri Pandits in Houston, assures them of New Kashmir        Miley Cyrus, Kaitlynn Carter split after month of dating        Sean Bean thinks Richard Madden would be perfect as next Bond        Had to get my game together for 'Turram Khan': Nushrat Bharucha        Andy Murray says 'naive' to think he will return to top        Try best not to let criticism get to me: Shraddha Kapoor        Ker HC strikes down college hostel rule prohibiting mobile use        Govt accepts resignation of Madras HC Chief Justice V K Tahilramani        Babri Masjid demolition case: Special CBI court issues summons to Kalyan Singh        We are committed to meet India's energy security needs: Saudi Arabia        Experience more relevant than what you learnt 35-40 years ago: Das on his history background        Petrol price jumps Rs 1.59/ltr, diesel Rs 1.31/ltr after Saudi attacks        Typhoon heads to northeast Japan after some damage in south        US likely to escalate trade war with China if no deal is agreed soon: Trump's advisor        EU's Juncker says not too late for Brexit deal        Apna Time Aayega, says team `Gully Boy'        
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International News
S Korea urges restraint after North's missile test
 
Singapore: South Korea's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo on Saturday fended off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month.

Jeong told an annual security conference in Singapore that the tests were being investigated and a conclusion is within reach.

"There are discussions whether or not it is a short-range ballistic missile. There is a perspective that it is a Russian Iskander missile, or it is a new tactical ballistic missile," he said.

"There are data that we can verify, and we are working off those data to make sure we have a verification." Jeong was responding to a question on whether the tests were a violation of a military agreement between South and North Korea last September to halt acts of aggression against each other.

He said the North was "in fact acting within the boundaries" of the agreement and tensions between their militaries "have been lowered to a significant extent." "So currently the actions done by the North Korean regime have the intent to carry out the peace process through dialogue and talks. And I believe that's the hidden intent behind the lines in terms of their missile launches." Jeong called on the international community to "assure North Korea that the decision to denuclearize is indeed the right decision."

He said that South Korea sees humanitarian aid and the lowering of military tensions as ways "to lead North Korea into conversation and away from ... the ways of the past." North Korea itself has defended the launches, saying it was exercising its right to self-defense.

The U.S. and Japan say the short-range ballistic missile tests on May 4 and 9 were a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The tests ended a pause in launches that began in late 2017, and came amid deadlocked negotiations to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons.

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya, who spoke at the same session on Korean security, stressed that a strict implementation of sanctions against North Korea was necessary.

He specifically directed his comments at South Korea, China and Russia.

"We need to enhance surveillance on a global scale while strengthening effort locally to ensure the full implementation of sanctions," Iwaya said.

Earlier Saturday, U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told the Shangri-La Dialogue conference that North Korea "remains an extraordinary threat" and has "neared a point where it could credibly strike regional allies, U.S. territory, and our forward-deployed forces.


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Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House
Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor
Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs
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Underfire PM calls up Hulk, claims 'huge' Brexit progress
Former PM Cameron 'sorry' for Brexit divisions
Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri quits politics, resigns from party
Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after
Pak PM Khan may talk to President Trump twice during US visit
New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque massacre
India''s action in Kashmir threat to peace in region: Pak Prez By Sajjad Hussain
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Miley Cyrus, Kaitlynn Carter split after month of dating
 Los Angeles: Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter have gone their separate ways a little over a month aft  
Sean Bean thinks Richard Madden would be perfect as next Bond
Had to get my game together for 'Turram Khan': Nushrat Bharucha
Try best not to let criticism get to me: Shraddha Kapoor
KERALA NEWS
Four held in Kerala for honey trapping NRI bizman
 Kochi: Four people including a woman were arrested for allegedly honey trapping a Gulf-based NRI bus
Minor girl sexually assaulted for over 2 yrs in Kerala, two
Ker HC strikes down college hostel rule prohibiting mobile use
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
NATIONAL NEWS
Over three-fourths of J&K population supported Art 370 abrogation: Rajnath Singh
 Patna: Article 370 was like a "canker" that bled Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh s
Govt accepts resignation of Madras HC Chief Justice V K Tahilramani
Babri Masjid demolition case: Special CBI court issues summons to Kalyan Singh
Chinmayanand arrested, says sorry for behaviour
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