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North Korea holds live fire drill for military anniversary

North Korea marked its annual celebration of its military today with live fire exercises.

With tensions continuing to mount over North Korea's nuclear weapons program there were questions over whether Kim Jung-un would carry out further nuclear tests.

A US Navy submarine, docked off South Korea, may or may not, have influenced that decision.

Ten killed after bus veers off bridge into river in China

Ten people have died and four are missing after a bus veered off a highway and fell into a river in southern China.

Another five people needed hospital treatment after the 19-seat bus crashed off the road in Kaiyang county on Monday morning, reports the Xinhua News Agency.

It is not clear how many were on board at the time of the accident or what the cause was.

Local authorities have confirmed they are investigating the circumstances of the crash.

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Trump wants 'enhanced understanding with China'

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Chinese president Xi Jinping on Sunday that the US president looks forward to enhancing understanding with China, and the possibility of a visit in the future.

Xi said he was glad to see good progress from Tillerson's China meetings so far, and that he and Donald Trump expect a new stage of development in bilateral relations.

Tillerson and Xi met in Beijing's Great Hall of the People at the end of the Secretary of State's first visit to China.

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