Olympic officials also played down a suggestion that the unified Korean ice hockey team could be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of Park, was convicted of receiving bribes from South Korean conglomerates including Samsung and the Lotte Group.
The Category 4 storm hit in middle of night causing widespread damage but there were no confirmed reports of deaths.
Breaking traditional barriers in conservative Herat province the war torn country's first female coders have created a game based on Afghanistan's struggle to eradicate the vast opium poppy fields ruled by the Taliban.
Kim Jong-un gives instructions for measures aimed at more inter-Korean engagement after his younger sister Kim Yo-jong returns from a three-day visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
India must refrain from any "misadventure across the Line of Control," Pakistan's foreign ministry says after suspected rebels stormed an Indian army base in disputed Kashmir in an attack India says was carried out by a Pakistan-based group.
Isa Gambar, the leader of Azerbaijan's opposition Musavat party says his party refuses to participate in the snap presidential vote for April 11, because the "authorities will falsify its results".
Weather experts said Gita was packing sustained winds of 275 kmh (170 mph) and was expected to intensify before making landfall.
Myanmar may have its first democratically elected government under Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, but the military continues to pull the strings and journalists, poets and critics of the regime are still being put behind bars.
North Korean leader's sister Kim Yo-jong and the rest of the delegation departed for Pyongyang on Kim Jong-un's private jet on Sunday. A day before, she had offered a summit between two rival countries.
Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson met with Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyidaw. The meeting followed Johnson's visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, where nearly 700,000 Rohingya have sought sanctuary.
The 66-year-old lawyer and former UN special rapporteur was also the first-ever female leader of Pakistan's top bar association.
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