North Korea fires ballistic missile into waters off Japan

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North Korea has fired at least one ballistic missile into waters off the coast of Japan, South Korea and Japan's militaries have said. It comes...

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies of Covid

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Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who had visited Sri Lanka in 2005, has died aged 84 of Covid-19 complications. He was a former...

Dozens missing in deadly India disaster

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At least 26 people have been killed in floods in southern India after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, cutting off towns and villages. Five...

Protesters in Sudan demand military coup as crisis deepens

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Opponents of Sudan's transition to democracy took to the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to call on the army to take control of the...

UK Conservative MP stabbed to death

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UK Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Essex. Police said a 25-year-old man was...

Day of mourning in Lebanon after bloodshed at protest

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Lebanon has announced a day of mourning for Friday after at least six people died and dozens were hurt in deadly fighting in Beirut. Gunfire...

New WHO group may be last chance to find virus origins

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says a new taskforce may be the last chance to find the origins of Covid-19. It has nominated 26 experts...

Five dead in Norway bow and arrow attack

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Five people have been killed and two more injured in Norway after a man used a bow and arrow to attack them. Police first received...

G20 leaders pledge to avert economic catastrophe in Afghanistan

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Members of the G20 group of major economies have pledged to avert an economic catastrophe in Afghanistan. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country should...

Kim Jong-un vows to build ‘invincible military’

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North Korea's leader has vowed to build an "invincible military" in the face of hostile policies from the United States, according to state media. Kim...