Asia Landing Page Submitted by nilasen on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:27 Top Stories Record-breaking 2022 for North Korea crypto theft: UN report The report is due to be released publicly later this month or early next month, diplomats said. North Korea calls for strengthened war readiness posture, expanded drills Nepal aircraft that crashed had no thrust motion in engines before landing, says panel The propellers of both engines went into “feather in the base leg of descending”. Thai protesters weak after three weeks on hunger strike Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phupong have refused food and most liquids for the past 20 days. Umno purge puts Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan in a tight spot Not keen on being in opposition, ex-Umno members are seeking to join parties in PH. 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