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Suicide bomb in northeast Afghanistan kills 13 people

Suicide bomb in northeast Afghanistan kills 13 people

A suicide bomber targeted a memorial service in Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, officials said. A former Taliban police official was among those killed and at least 30 people were wounded in the explosion near Nabawi Mosque, according to Abdu

Taiwan foreign minister to make Europe trip next week

Taiwan foreign minister to make Europe trip next week

Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu will make a previously unannounced visit to Europe next week, four sources briefed on the matter said, and is expected to appear with the Czech president at one event in a diplomatic breakthrough. Taiwan, which is claimed by China, has no formal diplomatic t

Japan to reform labour law to stem falling births

Japan to reform labour law to stem falling births

Japan aims to reform labour law, easing the way for couples to work and share household chores, in a bid to avert an expected sharp fall in the number of its young people by the 2030s, three government sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, reports Reuters.  Prime Minister Fumio Ki