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Japan, China and South Korea ‘restore’ fraught ties

The trilateral meeting is the first for three-and-a-half years /Getty Images

The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea say they have “completely restored” trade and security ties, at their first meeting in three years. They said in a statement they had agreed to resume regular trilateral meetings, not held since 2012. They also agreed more economic co-operation. The talks in …

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‘Can’t hide it forever’: The model who became a meme

The ad for plastic surgery featured Heidi Yeh with three children whose images were altered /Internet

A Taiwanese model who featured in an advert for plastic surgery is threatening to sue the clinic and advertising agency, after the ad became a popular internet meme. She told the BBC’s Cindy Sui in Taipei how she believes losing control of her own image ruined her life. “I’ve broken …

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North Korea holds huge parades for 70th anniversary

North Korea's military might was on display /Reuters

North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever, marking the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party. A cavalcade of armoured vehicles and ballistic missiles rumbled through the capital Pyongyang, accompanied by marching troops. North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un presided over the …

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