North Korea tests presumed ICBM and two other missiles, South Korea says

South Korea said the presumed ICBM was fired at about 6 a.m. local time Wednesday with a flight range of about 360 kilometers (223 miles) and altitude of approximately 540 kilometers (335 miles). At about 6:37 a.m., the North fired

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Analysis: South Korea and Japan just don’t get along. That’s a problem for Biden

Before Moscow’s unprovoked war, European nations were split over issues ranging from Russian energy pipelines to Brexit and — with lingering resentments dating back to Trump-era trade disputes and the Iraq war — some even appeared to be rethinking their

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Top Taliban leader makes more promises on women’s rights but quips ‘naughty women’ should stay home

Sirajuddin Haqqani, Afghanistan’s acting interior minister and the Taliban’s co-deputy leader since 2016, made the comments in an exclusive, first on-camera interview showing his face with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Kabul. In March after many promises that girls would be

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Pakistan hit by deadly cholera outbreak as heat wave grips South Asia

Temperatures in parts of Pakistan and India have reached record levels in recent weeks, putting the lives of millions at risk as the effects of the climate crisis are felt across the subcontinent. Cholera cases were first identified in Pir

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Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, Prime Minister tells crisis-hit nation

Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime minister on Thursday, said in an address to the nation the country urgently needed $75 million in foreign exchange to pay for essential imports. “At the moment, we only have petrol stocks for a single day.

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Kim Jong Un mobilizes North Korea’s military in response to Covid-19 outbreak

Despite having placed all cities under lockdown on Thursday, a further 392,920 new cases of “fever” and eight deaths were recorded between Saturday and Sunday evening alone, state media outlet KCNA reported on Monday, though it did not specify Covid-19

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China tensions loom as Okinawa marks 50 years since US handover

Okinawa, a string of tropical islands off far southwest Japan much closer to Taiwan than Tokyo, suffered massive devastation in World War II. Two months of bloody battles between US and Japanese forces left as many as a third of

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What we know (and don’t know) about North Korea’s Covid outbreak

North Korea reported 15 more deaths and 296,180 new “fever cases” between Friday and Saturday evening, according to state media KCNA, though it did not specify how many of the deaths and cases were linked to Covid, likely due to

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Leaving locked down Shanghai for a ‘whole new world’ outside China

Our plane had just taken off from Shanghai, a city of gleaming high-rises, home to 25 million people who are slowly being worn down by China’s unrelenting zero-Covid regime. As she approached my row, the flight attendant addressed me with

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