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North Korea's Kim Jong Un's daughter makes another public appearance as succession debate heats up
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un's daughter makes another public appearance as succession debate heats up

The daughter, believed to be Kim's second child named Ju Ae and about 9 or 10 years old, was first unveiled to the outside world last weekend in state media photos

North Korea to have world's most powerful nuclear force, vows Kim Jong Un
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North Korea to have world's most powerful nuclear force, vows Kim Jong Un

Kim also handed promotions to more than 100 officials and scientists for their work on the Hwasong-17 just days after Pyongyang test-fired it in one of its most powerful launches yet

Xi Jinping tells Kim Jong Un that China willing to work with North Korea for 'world peace'
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Xi Jinping tells Kim Jong Un that China willing to work with North Korea for 'world peace'

The message from Xi came days after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in one of its most powerful tests yet, declaring it would meet perceived US nuclear threats with nukes of its own

What does Xi Jinping mean by ‘Asia-Pacific not being an arena for big-power contest’?
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What does Xi Jinping mean by ‘Asia-Pacific not being an arena for big-power contest’?

Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasised that no attempt to wage a new Cold War would be allowed ‘by the people or by our times’, while addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Bangkok, Thailand

What we know about Kim Jong Un’s daughter who made her first public appearance today
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What we know about Kim Jong Un’s daughter who made her first public appearance today

North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency released photographs on Saturday confirming that Kim Jong Un attended the launch with his daughter. The existence of his daughter was first mentioned by former US basketball player Dennis Rodman who claimed to have met ‘Ju Ae’ as a baby in 2013

North Korea's Kim Jong Un oversees Pyongyang's newest ICBM launch with daughter
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un oversees Pyongyang's newest ICBM launch with daughter

It is extremely rare for state media to mention Kim's children, and this is the first official confirmation that he has a daughter

North Korean missile fell in Japan's exclusive economic zone, says PM Fumio Kishida
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North Korean missile fell in Japan's exclusive economic zone, says PM Fumio Kishida

The EEZ extends up to 200 nautical miles from Japan's coastline, beyond the limits of its territorial waters. The Japanese defence ministry had earlier said the missile was 'ICBM-class'

North Korea fires missile hours after warning of 'fiercer' military response
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North Korea fires missile hours after warning of 'fiercer' military response

The military has stepped up monitoring and guard and is maintaining utmost readiness in close coordination with the US

Joe Biden seeks North Korea strategy in talks with Japan, South Korea
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Joe Biden seeks North Korea strategy in talks with Japan, South Korea

Biden will meet his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday to discuss ways to address the threat posed by the North's 'unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs', the White House said

Iran claims to have developed hypersonic missile
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Iran claims to have developed hypersonic missile

While countries like the United States (US) have developed systems designed to defend against cruise and ballistic missiles, the ability to track and take down a hypersonic missile remains a question

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile towards eastern sea
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North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile towards eastern sea

Earlier this month, North Korea conducted a flurry of launches, including an intercontinental ballistic missile, which Seoul said appeared to have failed

Explained: North Korea's crumbling air force and its missile tests
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Explained: North Korea's crumbling air force and its missile tests

North Korea boasted about ‘twice the air power’ of the South before it was hit with crippling sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile programmes. Today, most of North Korea's fighters and bombers are now either obsolete or near-obsolete

North Korea accuses US for raising 'plot breeding story' on alleged arms supply to Russia
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North Korea accuses US for raising 'plot breeding story' on alleged arms supply to Russia

In September, US officials confirmed a newly downgraded US intelligence finding that Russia was in the process of purchasing millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea. North Korea later dismissed that report

Explained: Why North Korea's new round of missile tests is nothing new
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Explained: Why North Korea's new round of missile tests is nothing new

In North Korea’s current flurry of missile launches, one can see the repetition of old patterns of escalation and response. While there is still risk associated with any escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula, this is far from uncharted territory

North Korea military vows 'resolute and overwhelming' response to US-South Korea war games
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North Korea military vows 'resolute and overwhelming' response to US-South Korea war games

The United States and South Korea have warned that such missile launches could culminate in a nuclear test by North Korea

Explained: How an impoverished North Korea pays for its endless missile tests
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Explained: How an impoverished North Korea pays for its endless missile tests

On Wednesday, North Korea launched at least 23 missiles and six more on Thursday. Experts say that each launch can cost $2 million to $10 million. The US has accused North Korea of ‘secretly’ shipping artillery shells to Russia in exchange of technology transfers and supplies to expand its military

US B-1B strategic bomber to join ongoing South Korea joint air drills
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US B-1B strategic bomber to join ongoing South Korea joint air drills

The United States and South Korea have warned that the series of launches could culminate in a nuclear test by North Korea, and extended their largest-ever air force drills to Saturday in response

South Korea scrambles jets after North Korea sends 180 fighter planes into action
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South Korea scrambles jets after North Korea sends 180 fighter planes into action

South Korea and the US extended their largest-ever joint air drills through Saturday in response to North Korea's flurry of missiles

Fire power: From 1953 to 2022, North Korea's banned weapons programmes
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Fire power: From 1953 to 2022, North Korea's banned weapons programmes

North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes have attracted international sanctions for the country

Explained: Why is North Korea's Kim Jong Un firing so many missiles at the South?
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Explained: Why is North Korea's Kim Jong Un firing so many missiles at the South?

North Korea has fired more missiles in the last 24 hours than it did during the whole of 2017. Experts state that the ongoing US-South Korean military exercises are a key reason for the increased aggression