South Korea begins probe into Halloween crowd surge
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President Han Duck-soo said the government would carry out a "thorough investigation" as the casualty count continued to climb overnight. A 561-member task force will interview witnesses to the tragedy.
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President Yoon Suk Yeol called for a complete overhaul of the country's approach to extreme weather caused by climate change, as rescue workers continued to search for survivors in the Cheongju underpass.
The former US president said he expects to be indicted over the Capitol riots, citing the special counsel overseeing the probe.
The probe into thousands of killings in the "war on drugs" will continue, after the International Criminal Court rejected an appeal from the Philippines. The move was hailed by human rights groups.
The refusal comes days after the ICC said it would relaunch its probe into an anti-drug crackdown that killed thousands. Manila and the ICC are at loggerheads over the question of jurisdiction.
A former government minister is investigated for corruption in Ghana. The inquiry comes after Cecilia Abena Dapaah reported her housekeeper for stealing a large sum of money, but prosecutors want to know where the money came from. Also in this edition: at least 30 people have been killed by a building collapse in Cameroon.
The bloodshed between North and South Korea ended in a 1953 armistice, but both sides agree there is little immediate chance of permanent reconciliation.
The EU said it was concerned over Microsoft tying its Teams app to popular Office products, saying that could grant it "a distribution advantage by not giving customers the choice" to opt for other similar apps.
Organizers of the 25th World Scout Jamboree are under fire for poor preparations that saw hundreds of teens taken ill, while recriminations begin over allegations of inappropriate spending in the run-up to the camp.
At least 67 people have died in wildfires on Hawaii's Maui island, making it the deadliest natural disaster in the state's history. Residents of the devastated city of Lahain returned home to take stock of the damage.
The Roscosmos space agency had earlier reported an "abnormal situation" on Luna-25, Russia's first moon probe in almost 50 years.
South Korean authorities linked a hacking attempt to a North Korean group known as Kimsuky, but added that no classified military information was compromised.
London's Metropolitan police said they would take no further action following their investigation into The Prince's Trust. Media reports had suggested a Saudi businessman was offered honors in return for donations.
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