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North Korea announces first Covid deaths amid ‘explosive’ outbreak

On Thursday, North Korea reported 18,000 new “fever cases” and six deaths, one of which tested positive for the BA.2…

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Analysis: What North Korea learned from Ukraine: Now’s the perfect time for a nuclear push

That one of the very few countries to have voluntarily given up a nuclear arsenal is now under attack from…

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North Korea launches ballistic missile, Japan and South Korea say

The missile was launched from Sunan, an area of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, according to South Korea’s Joint…

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Japan and Thailand agree new defense deal

The agreement would facilitate the transfer of defense hardware and technology from Japan to Thailand, which has one of the…

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Dior hosts runway show in South Korea for the first time

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Dior hosted a fashion show in South Korea for the very first time on Saturday,…

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Singapore executes intellectually disabled man for drug trafficking after rejecting appeal

Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam, a 34-year-old Malaysian citizen, was arrested in 2009 for bringing 42.7 grams (1.5 ounces) of heroin into…

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Eleven confirmed dead, including child, after sightseeing boat goes missing in Japan

A child passenger who was rescued on Sunday has died, becoming the latest victim, a spokesman for the Japanese Coast…

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Analysis: Why India can buy Russian oil, and still be friends with the US

Not only was the South Asian country refusing to condemn Moscow’s brutal assault on Ukraine, but its purchases of discounted…

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Japan researchers develop electric chopsticks to enhance salty taste

Japanese researchers have developed computerized chopsticks that enhance salty tastes, potentially helping those who need to reduce sodium in their…

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Remote island ramps up defenses as tensions rise between Japan and China

Chinese ships patrol the sea around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, an uninhabited island chain also claimed by China and Taiwan,…

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