• The United States “detected and tracked” a medium-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea. South Korea said the missile had flown 310 miles before falling into the sea.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan said the North was “trampling on the international community’s efforts aimed at a peaceful settlement.”
• Iranians danced in the streets this weekend, breaking Islamic rules to celebrate the landslide re-election of President Hassan Rouhani.
Others gathered in Tehran to demand what they hope a second term for Mr. Rouhani will bring: the release of opposition figures, more freedom of thought and fewer restrictions on daily life.
“We want to go forward, not backward,” one woman said.
• In Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the state of emergency introduced after last year’s failed coup would continue until the country achieved “welfare and peace.”
That gives him an almost untrammeled grip on power.
He’s already jailed more than 40,000 people on accusations of plotting the coup, fired or suspended more than 140,000 and closed more than 150 news outlets.
• And the five members of Acrush, short for Adonis Crush, want to become China’s biggest boy band.
They have legions of fans, singing talent and dance moves — so will the fact that they’re all female matter?