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Japan's PM has described North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile toward his country as a grave threat to Japan's security and an unforgivable act .

Tokyo (AFP) - The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio's sometimes shaky 2016 instalment.

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkey vowed to give full support to efforts to free a key Syrian border town from the control of Islamic State (IS) jihadists as anticipation grew of a major Ankara-backed offensive …

Seoul (AFP) - North Korea on Wednesday successfully test-fired a submarine-launched missile that fell inside Japan's air defence zone, fuelling tensions already raised to dangerous levels by ongoing …

Chinese towns are slipping into once busy coal mines as the ground beneath them crumbles and collapses after the pits were closed amid falling prices.

Cyber breaches targeting US news outlets and thought to be the work of Russian-backed hackers are being investigated by the FBI and other security agencies.

On a visit to meet flood victims US President Barack Obama has promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana.

Baton Rouge (United States) (AFP) - After a much-criticized delay, President Barack Obama visited flood-stricken Louisiana Tuesday, defending his administration's response and urging citizens to …

San Salvador (AFP) - Three Central American presidents announced Wednesday they are forming a joint force to combat gangs and organized crime groups that have made their countries among the most …

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