President Vladimir Putin: ’The damage is extensive, but the most significant achievement is there have been no casualties. We should not relax.’ Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Five regions in Russia’s eastern regions declared a state of emergency amid flooding assessed by the national weather centre as the worst in the co(...)

South Korean soldiers patrol along a military iron fence in the border city of Paju near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, which is 250km long, about four kilometres wide. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

A heavy machine gun points north in the direction of Pyongyang from a camouflaged bunker on the South Korean side of the demilitarised zone (DM(...)