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South Korean soldiers retreat from the DMZ after the deal

From 'semi-war' to 'semi-peace' in the fantasy land of Korea's Demilitarized Zone

World Focus: 40 hours of talks concluded with concessions from both sides

The boy punches a hole in the million dollar painting

Taiwanese boy takes a tumble in museum and punches a hole in a painting worth $1.5 million

The 17th-century Italian masterpiece will need some restoration

A South Korean amy soldier walks as his colleague soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone (AP)

North and South Korea step back from the brink: Seoul promises to halt propaganda broadcasts as Pyongyang expresses regret over landmine blast

Announcement follows more than 30 hours of talks after events at their heavily guarded border pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 24, 2015 in New York City

Black Monday in China casts shadow over stock markets around the world

£74bn wiped off value of FTSE 100 stocks in biggest one-day fall since 2009

North Koreans sign up to join the army. Fears of a conflict are growing as talks between North and South entered a second day

Tension grows over 'lost' North Korean submarines as South Korea searches for vessels

Military officials said deployment of the submarines was the largest in the region since the Korean War

An investor reads a newspaper in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China. China's major stock indexes sank more than 6 percent in early trade on Tuesday, after a catastrophic Monday that saw Chinese exchanges suffer their biggest losses since the global financial crisis, destabilising financial markets around the world.

China censoring Black Monday on country’s biggest search engine, Baidu, stopping citizens looking for information about financial chaos

Users looking for an explanation of why their stocks are in freefall met by a message saying that ‘Due to related rules & policy, some search results won't be shown’

A South Korean amy soldier walks as his colleague soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone (AP)

North Korea and South Korea 'agree deal to defuse tensions'

The neighbouring countries had been in talks amid a growing rift

Investigators could not confirm whether the bomb was linked to the attack on the city's Erawan Shrine

Bangkok bomb: Thai police find and defuse device a week after Erawan Shrine blast killed 20

The 'wide bomb' was discovered in the house of a construction worker

A view on the North Korean side of the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), seen from South Korea, on 24 August 2015

North Korea launches landing craft towards border with South as crisis continues to escalate

Experts say strong words from South Korea's president could hurt progress

North Koreans who signed up to join the army train in the midst of political tension with South Korea

North Korea mobilises its submarines as one million volunteers pledge to defend nation against South Korea

'Young people across the DPRK are turning out in the sacred war'

Arcadia Backpackers, in Kampot, where the attack is alleged to have happened (Tripadvisor)

Briton arrested in Cambodia for 'violent rape' of British woman at backpackers hotel

Victim left with broken wrist and bruises all over her body

Mass graves of 24 Muslim victims of human trafficking found in Malaysia

Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of approximately 24 people who are believed to be human trafficking victims.

Tuna meat and sushi

Japanese women learning the art of sushi are challenging a national tradition of male chefs

There is a belief women's warmer body temperature leads to inferior food

Thirith served as minister of social affairs and was married to Ieng Sary

Ieng Thirith dead: Former 'first lady' of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime dies aged 83

The genocidal regime oversaw the death of nearly two million Cambodians

An image purporting to show flames at the chemical plant, posted to Weibo

Shandong chemical plant explosion: Firefighters on scene after warehouse catches fire

Chinese state media report that the warehouse is less than a kilometre from residential buildings. It comes a week and a half after the Tianjin warehouse explosion

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