Latest update: 01/04/2013
North Korea: Kim Jong-un beats the drums of war
North Korea beats the drums of war, directing a barrage of threats towards both its neighbour to the south and the United States. Meanwhile, Thai authorities and Muslim separatist leaders begin peace talks in a bid to end almost a decade of unrest in the country's far south. And in China, the government finally recognises the existence of some 200 "cancer villages", where pollution has sent mortality rates soaring.