Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump announced he will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with the country's president, just hours ahead of the Republican White House hopeful's much-anticipated Arizona speech on immigration.
North Korea has put to death a vice premier and sent two other officials away for re-education, South Korea said on Wednesday, following media reports of a high profile execution in the secretive state. "Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed," Seoul's unification ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee told reporters at a regular press briefing. The ministry said two other senior officials had to undergo re-education sessions.
Nine people were found dead inside a home for elderly people in northern Japan, police said on Wednesday, after a powerful typhoon tore through the region. "We are trying to confirm the identities of these bodies," Iwate prefectural police Shuko Sakamoto told AFP, confirming that nine corpses were found inside the care home in the town of Iwaizumi, which suffered flooding.