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Japan's foreign minister makes surprise visit to Kiev to announce new aid program for Ukraine

Japan's Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa paid a surprise visit to Kiev, Ukraine, on July 7 to express Japan's determination to support Ukraine. Mr. Kamikawa also announced that Tokyo will allocate 37 million U.S. dollars to provide Ukraine with a drone detection system, and will also supply five power generators to help Ukraine survive another winter during the war.

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Blinken Visits the Middle East for the Fourth Time

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting the Middle East for the fourth time since the October 7 war between Israel and Kazakhstan began. He will urge Israel's Arab neighbors on the future management of the Gaza Strip, hoping to calm tensions outside of Israel's offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Corridor.

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Massive Fire in Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh Leaves Nearly 7,000 Displaced

Bangladeshi officials said the fire swept through a Rohingya refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh in the early hours of the 7th, burning about 800 shelters, making thousands of people homeless; but fortunately, the fire did not cause any casualties.

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said, "The cause of the fire is not yet clear, but the Bangladeshi government has assured us that an investigation into the cause of the fire will be launched."

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North Korea Provokes for the Second Consecutive Day, Fires 60 Shells Toward Yeonpyeong Island

South Korea's Contract Staff Headquarters said on the 6th, the North Korean military in the afternoon of the day between 4:00 to five o'clock to the northwest of Yeonpyeong Island fired more than 60 artillery shells, this is the North Korea two consecutive days to the North and South Korea maritime buffer zone to fire artillery shells, the morning of the 5th, the North Korea to the Baekryong Island and Yeonpyeong Island north of the region fired more than 200 artillery shells, which is the North Korea since 2010 since the North Korean bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island, North and South Korea's m

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The Afghan War Enters a Long-Term Conflict Phase

Daniel Hagari, a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), said on January 1 that the war between Israel and Hamas will continue throughout 2024; the Israeli army has already begun to withdraw some of its garrison from the Gaza Corridor in preparation for the next phase of the conflict.

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Rise in Deaths Due to Noto Peninsula Earthquake in Year 6 of Reiwa Era

With the start of the year 2024, the Noto Peninsula Earthquake has entered its 4th day, and according to Japan's NHK, the number of deaths in Ishikawa Prefecture due to the quake has increased to 73 as of 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd. There were 39 cases in Wajima City, 23 cases in Suzu City, 5 cases in Nanao City, 2 cases each in Anamizu Town and Noto Town, and 1 death each in Hago City and Shiga Town. In addition to this, many houses have collapsed in Wajima City, Suzu City and Noto Town, 25 people are missing, and there are 323 people with minor and serious injuries.

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Collision Between Japanese Airliner and Coast Guard Aircraft near Haneda Airport

Tokyo Haneda Airport, a serious accident occurred on the 2nd, a Japan Airlines (Japan Airlines) flight and the Japanese Maritime Safety Agency aircraft collided, resulting in the Maritime Safety Agency aircraft in addition to the captain of all five people died.

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US Military and Yemeni Rebels Engage in First Fatal Clash in the Red Sea

Danish shipping giant Maersk's cargo ship Maersk Hangzhou was attacked by Yemeni rebel Youth Movement missiles in the Red Sea at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 30. For the second time in 24 hours, the Youth Movement attacked four small boats with light weapons and attempted to board the ship, and U.S. troops rushing to help opened fire from the air and sank three boats. The Al-Shabaab later confessed to the deaths of 10 rebels. This is the first deadly clash between U.S. troops and young rebels since the Youth Movement attacked merchant ships in the Red Sea.

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After 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake, Japan Hit by Another Magnitude 5 Quake

Japan's Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture, after a strong earthquake of 7.8 magnitude occurred on January 1, January 2 at about 10:00 pm, another earthquake of magnitude 5 occurred. Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held an emergency response meeting, said that due to the disaster area, roads are severely damaged, increasing the difficulty of rescue, and is currently racing against time, try to go into the disaster area to save lives.

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Leader of South Korea's Largest Opposition Party, Lee Nak-yon, Attacked in Busan

Yonhap News Agency reports that Lee Jae-myung, the leader of South Korea's largest opposition party, the United Democratic Party, was attacked while attending an event in Busan today.

At around 10:33 a.m. on the same day, when Lee Jae-myung finished his tour of the new airport and was having a question-and-answer session with reporters, a man approached him and asked for his autograph. Just as Lee was about to sign the autograph, the man took out a weapon he was carrying and swung it at Lee's neck.