{FD} Nest of endangered giant softshell turtle found in Cambodia

Conservationists have found a nest of the endangered Asian giant softshell turtle on a Mekong River sandbar in northeastern Cambodia, while 115 new species of various other animal and plant life have been discovered in the greater Mekong region.

{FD} UN rights chief: China, White House seem ‘hostile’ on rights

The U.N. human rights chief says China’s Communist Party has taken a “hostile position” on the universality of human rights, and says “the rhetoric from the White House” is heading in the same direction.

{FD} Korean battle flags tied to Kim Jong Un ancestor unearthed at US Naval Academy

Korean battle flags purportedly connected to Kim Ung-u, a direct ancestor of Kim Jong Un, were found this month at the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) said Friday.

{FD} Australian man accused of brokering North Korea missile sales

Australian police have arrested a Sydney man accused of acting as an agent for North Korea by allegedly attempting to broker sales for Pyongyang including components used in ballistic missiles.

{FD} China, Britain pledge cooperation as UK leaves EU

Britain and China have pledged to cooperate in clean energy research and promote global use of Beijing’s currency as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union.

{FD} World unites against NKorea nuke ambitions _ North ignores

North Korea’s friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear ambitions.

{FD} The Latest: Japan urges maximum pressure on North Korea

The Latest on the U.N.’s ministerial meeting on North Korea (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Japan’s foreign minister is urging the international community to maximize pressure on North Korea “by all means available,” saying there is no other way to get Pyongyang to curb its escalating nuclear and missile programs.

{FD} UN experts say Sri Lankan detainees denied basic rights

A group of United Nations human rights experts said Friday that Sri Lanka has yet to respect individual rights, with people kept in custody for excessive periods pending investigations, and reliance on confessions that are often extracted under torture or duress.