China sends 42 warplanes near Taiwan as military drills kick off

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China sends 42 warplanes near Taiwan as military drills kick off
The three days of exercises and “combat readiness patrols” around the island began Saturday, just days after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s meeting with the U.S. …
Missing SDF chopper had normal radio communications before vanishing
The search continued Saturday as the hunt shifted its focus to the seabed, with at least part of the helicopter thought to have sunk to …
Boosting young workers’ pay key to reversing Japan’s low birthrate
More support to child-rearing and wage growth are two key engines to reverse the low birthrate trend, economists have said.
Half of unmarried people under 30 in Japan don’t want kids, survey finds
Respondents cited economic concerns and the burden of childbirth and parenting as their reasoning, a recent survey by a pharmaceutical firm showed.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 1,261 new cases
The number of severely ill COVID-19 patients under Tokyo’s criteria stood at two, down by one from the previous day.
North Korea conducts another underwater nuclear drone test
North Korea tested a nuclear-capable unmanned underwater attack weapon called the Haeil-2 from Tuesday to Friday, state media reported.

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