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Japan to beef up missile defence system against North Korea

Japan to beef up missile defence system against North Korea

Japan's government on Tuesday approved the introduction of the US military's land-based Aegis missile interceptor system, beefing up its defence against ‘serious’ and ‘imminent’ North Korea threats.

Farah surprise winner of BBC  award; Joshua misses out

Farah surprise winner of BBC award; Joshua misses out

Athlete pips Superbikes world champion Jonathan Rea and Paralympian Jonnie Peacock

Civilians pour out of Raqa

Civilians pour out of Raqa

Dozens of desperate civilians streamed out of battlefront districts of Syria’s Raqa yesterday after a ferocious resumption in bombardment against Islamic State (IS) group holdouts in the city.

Python eats wallaby on Australian golf course

Python eats wallaby on Australian golf course

A routine round of golf has taken a uniquely Australian turn with stunned players finding a giant python wrestling with a wallaby on a fairway.

G20 nearing growth goal; seeks more from Europe

G20 nearing growth goal; seeks more from Europe

The Group of 20 leading nations say they are tantalisingly close to adding an extra $2tn to the global economy