NEW JERSEY, August 12:  President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military “locked and loaded” and warning that the communist country’s leader “will regret it fast” if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies.

KATHMANDU, August 11: Indian Foreign minister Sushma Sworaj  has held a meeting with her Bhutanese counterpart Damcho Dorji in Kathmandu with a view to discussing the issue related to Doklam row that has worsened the relation between India and China.

SEOUL, August 11: With North Korea threatening to send a salvo of ballistic missiles close to a U.S. military hub in the Pacific, pressure could grow for Washington to put its multibillion-dollar missile defense system into use and shoot them out of the air before they can pose a real threat.

SEOUL, South Korea, August 10: North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North's most provocative missile launch to date.

WASHINGTON (AP), August 10: The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times EDT):

BEIJING, August 10: Chinese monitors say they've detected multiple landslides but no major building collapses following a powerful earthquake in the country's mountainous southwest that killed at least 20 people and injured 431.

HAGATNA, Guam, August 9:  Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they're afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory.

BEIJING, August 9: China has begun preliminary preparations for a potential World War III.

SEOUL, August 9: North Korea and the United States traded escalating threats, with President Donald Trump warning it would be met “with fire and fury like the world has never seen” and Pyongyang claiming Wednesday it was examining its plans for attacking Guam.

NEW DELHI, August 8: Two Indian police officers who falsely claimed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest last year have been sacked, authorities said Tuesday.