The South Korean navy has fired several warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat that had intruded the disputed maritime border. The incident came one day after the North had launched a long-range rocket.
The Security Council said it will take "significant measures" against Pyongyang as North Korea violates UN resolutions. Japan's ambassador said the launch posed a "direct threat" to the island nation and the region.
Sri Lanka's PM has said thousands of missing civilians are likely dead after only 292 people were found in government jails. The UN has called for a tribunal to investigate crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war.
South Korea says it plans to hold formal talks with Washington on the deployment of a US missile system on the Korean peninsula. The announcement comes after North Korea launched a long-range rocket, sparking outrage.
Chinese police have admitted detaining three employees of a dissident bookstore in Hong Kong. The arrests reinforce concerns about Beijing's meddling with press freedom in the city, writes DW's Philipp Bilsky.