Associated Press
Associated Press

The firings came days after Washington, Seoul and Tokyo announced largely symbolic sanctions on some North Koreans and institutions accused of illicit activities to finance the country’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes.

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A spokesman for the Caspian Environmental Protection Centre said the seals probably died a couple of weeks ago and there was no sign they were killed by poachers.

Former Arsenal manager Wenger said teams who had a good opening game were mentally ready to focus on the competition and ‘not on political demonstration’.

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The new 300-megawatt plant, known as Karoon, will be located in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province and will take eight years to build and cost around US$2 billion, state media reported.

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China ‘is the only country with both the will and, increasingly, the power to reshape its region and the international order to suit its authoritarian preferences,’ Austin said. ‘We will not let that happen.’

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Leaders of the Jewish community in the US and extremism experts have been alarmed to see celebrities with massive followings spew anti-Semitic tropes in a way that has been taboo for decades.

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Suh Hoon’s arrest came as President Yoon Suk Yeol’s conservative government investigates its predecessor Moon Jae-in’s handling of the killing and another incident.

The marchers accuse President Yoon Suk Yeol’s conservative government of labour oppression after they were ordered to return to work when they walked out in a dispute over harsh working conditions and financial struggles.

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The ex-intelligence contractor, who fled the US in 2013 after leaking information on classified surveillance programmes, had ended up in Moscow via Hong Kong.

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It’s important that governments listen ‘when the people are in pain,’ a top official said in wake of protests in the country over coronavirus restrictions.

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The bomber is part of US efforts to upgrade its nuclear triad as it shifts from counterterrorism campaigns to meet China’s rapid military modernisation.

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin, who now plays for the Loong Lions in China, made the ‘inappropriate’ remarks about where the team stayed ahead of a game.

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Consulates and embassies in Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Italy as well as Naples, Italy; Krakow, Poland and the Czech city of Brno were targeted after a package with an explosive device injured an employee at the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid on Wednesday.

The US Treasury said it sanctioned individuals of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) ‘in close trilateral coordination’ with South Korea and Japan.

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Congo’s military accused the M23 rebels of breaching a ceasefire, saying that they killed at least 50 people in a massacre earlier this week and warning that the army would defend civilians from attacks.

The decision clears the way for federal prosecutors to use all the seized documents as part of their investigation into the retention of top-secret government information.

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Mauna Loa – the world’s largest active volcano – is erupting again, and history shows everything from prayers to bombs won’t halt the flow of molten rock.

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The US Virgin Islands has reached a settlement of more than US$105 million in a sex trafficking case against the estate of financier Jeffrey Epstein, with his two islands to be sold as part of the agreement.

Austin Lee Edwards, 28, a sheriff’s deputy in Virginia, posed online as a 17-year-old, asked for nude photos and drove across the country to California, where he killed the girl’s mother and grandparents.

Five explosive devices have been sent by post around the country over the past few days, including one dispatched to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, which was disposed of by the bomb squad.

Australian economist Sean Turnell was given a standing ovation by lawmakers, and praised for his courage, optimism and resilience by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

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The UN Security Council extended the mandate of a committee tasked with monitoring a resolution on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, for 10 years.

Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi is the second Isis chief to be killed this year at a time when the group has been trying to rise again with deadly attacks in Iran and Syria.

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The famous dark grey granite slab, which is the most visited exhibit in the museum, was taken from Egypt by the forces of the British Empire in 1801.

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