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North Korea leader's sister to visit South for Olympics

Image copyright KCNA Image caption Yo-jong in a 2015 picture of her brother touring a military unit The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is to attend Friday’s opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, which are being held in the South, ministers in Seoul say. Kim Yo-jong is …

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Taiwan earthquake: Series of powerful aftershocks hit Hualien

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRescue at Taiwan quake-hit tilted building Aftershocks continue to rattle Taiwan after a strong earthquake that killed at least four people and injured more than 200 others. The powerful 6.4-magnitude tremor struck at 23:50 (15:50 GMT) about 20km (12 miles) off the …

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Asia markets follow Wall Street higher

Image copyright Huw Evans picture agency Asia stocks rebounded on Wednesday following gains on Wall Street as a sense of calm returned to global markets. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index climbed 3.2% after falling nearly 7% in the previous session. The recovery follows choppy trading in the US which ended with …

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Heads want pay code after £500,000 academy boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Schools have faced budget shortages – and heads want clearer rules on top pay Head teachers say the pay levels of all school staff in England, including academy bosses, should be in a fairer framework to stop “fat cat” pay gaps. The chief executive …

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Does your holiday pass the human rights test?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrouble in paradise: Maldives crisis explained In many pictures, the islands that make up the Maldives are so beautiful that they almost look unreal. The balmy island nation is replete with coral reefs, sea life and sandy lagoons – and has the …

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