• South Korea’s intelligence chief, above, told the country’s Parliament that eight North Korean secret agents, working as two four-member teams, converged in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to carry out the Feb. 13 assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korea’s leader.
At least four are believed to be back in North Korea.
• The Philippine authorities reaffirmed their refusal to pay ransom after the man beheaded in a video released by Abu Sayyaf militants was identified as a 70-year-old German.
Last year, the militants beheaded two Canadians and a Filipino.
• “We are fast running out of treatment options.”
That was a World Health Organization official after the group released a list of a dozen antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.”
The rate at which these new strains have emerged in recent years terrifies public health experts — and many consider them just as dangerous as viruses like Zika or Ebola.
• Taiwan is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the “2/28 Incident,” when a revolt was crushed in the massacre of up to 28,000 Taiwanese by troops under the Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek.
Some say the eventual willingness to…