Wed 24 Aug 2016 | 2:34 EDT

North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan 12:04am EDT

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean submarine fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) toward Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions.  Full Article

Asian stocks slip on profit-taking; oil falls 1:31am EDT 

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged lower on Wednesday as strong U.S housing data overnight increased the chances of an interest rate increase in coming months, prompting some investors to take profits, while oil prices slipped after a surprise jump in U.S. inventories.  Full Article  

Alberta raises budget deficit by C$527 million after wildfire Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Alberta government raised its 2016-17 budget deficit forecast to C$10.9 billion ($8.44 billion) on Tuesday, largely because of a massive wildfire that ripped through the province's oil sands hub of Fort McMurray in May.  Full Article