By Nur Ashikin Abdul Aziz

TOKYO, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- When the curtains fall on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the Paralympics in South Korea in mid-March, it marks the end of a short-lived peace in the Korean peninsula, said an expert on regional affairs.

KUNDUZ (Afghanistan), Feb 20 (Bernama) -- Four people including a civilian were killed as they came under Taliban attack in Qala-e-Zal district of Kunduz province on Monday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

KABUL, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- A total of 28 Taliban militants have been killed on Tuesday in an operation in the restive province of Helmand, China's Xinhua news agency quoted the Afghan Defence Ministry as saying.

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- A magnitude-6.0 quake struck 43 km east of Mexico's southern Oaxaca state at a depth of 10 km at 0656 GMT, the country's National Seismological Service reported early Monday.

NEW DELHI, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- At least seven people were killed and two dozen others were injured, some of them critically, in a bus crash in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- A driver for the White House press pool was briefly detained Monday after a firearm was found in his personal baggage as he tried to enter a secured area, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing a statement from the US Secret Service.

TOKYO, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- A US F-16 fighter jet has to dump its fuel tanks after the aircraft's engine caught fire shortly after taking off on Tuesday morning, China's Xinhua news agency reported the Japanese Ministry of Defence as saying.