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Ultimate weapon sets clock ticking on Asian arms race
A successful nuclear test by North Korea would decisively shift Asiaís diplomatic and military alignment, hardening China and South Koreaís approach towards their reclusive neighbour, strengthening Japanís security stance and cementing the US presence in the region. ...  | Read.. 
 
An atomic threat' Not yet
North Korea may have the bomb. But the twin complexities of developing nuclear warheads from a successful test explosion and the ways of delivering them means the country may ...  | Read.. 
 
Nothing deters the Dear Leader
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has faced international isolation, sanctions and scorn for his pursuit of nuclear weapons. ...  | Read.. 
 
Big day for Ban in hour of blast
South Korean foreign minister Ban Ki-moon was formally nominated as UN secretary-general today, only hours after North Korea defied the world body by announcing a nuclear tes ...  | Read.. 
 
Thai team unveiled
Thailandís interim, army-appointed Prime Minister unveiled his new cabinet today, with a respected central bank governor as finance minister in an apparent bid to reassu ...  | Read.. 
 
Paper offers $1m over scribe death
The newspaper where slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya worked has offered almost $1 million for information leading to her killers amid widespread international cond ...  | Read.. 
 
Japanese shoppers read about North Koreaís nuclear test in Tokyo on Monday. (AP)
Nobel for US economist
American Edmund Phelps took the 2006 economics Nobel today for work on the relationship between une..  | Read.. 
Almodovar scared of losing out to Hollywood
Oscar-winning director Pedro Almodovar says he would like to make a movie in English but is scared..  | Read..