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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters Thursday after the United States redeployed an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s previous launch of a nuclear-capable missile over Japan. The latest missile launches suggest North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is determined to continue with weapons tests aimed at boosting his nuclear arsenal in defiance of international sanctions. Many experts say Kim’s goal is to eventually win U.S. recognition as a legitimate nuclear state and the lifting of those sanctions, though the international community has shown no sign of allowing that to happen. The latest missiles were launched 22 minutes apart from the North’s capital region and landed between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. The first missile flew 350 kilometers (217 miles) and reached a maximum altitude of 80 kilometers (50 miles) and the second flew 800 kilometers (497 miles) on an apogee of 60 kilometers (37 miles). The flight details were similar to Japanese assessments announced by Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada, who confirmed that the missiles didn’t reach Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
THE HAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A Dutch court on Thursday ordered the government to bring conditions in Dutch emergency asylum centres up to European Union standards and said vulnerable refugees should no longer be housed there.
Some 2.3 million people in the UK are living with long Covid, official figures show - an increase of 300,000.The Office for National Statistics said that 2.3 million people living in private households reported symptoms as of 3 September.This was up from 2 million in the previous period reported of July, the ONS added.According to the NHS, most people suffering with long Covid recover within a few days or weeks and usually make a full recovery within 12 weeks.For some, however, the symtoms can last longer. Extreme tiredness or fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of smell and muscle aches...
LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Global shares rose on Thursday as the dollar eased ahead of U.S. jobs data that could offer a steer on the outlook for interest rates, while oil prices surged after OPEC+ agreed to cut output.