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South Korea Launches Its First Military Spy Satellite into Orbit

North Korea's recent launch of a military surveillance satellite has aroused concern from the outside world, and South Korea also successfully launched its first military spy satellite on Friday at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, U.S.A. The satellite will be used in the future to monitor and detect North Korea's military activities.

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Putin Signs Aggressive Budget: Russia Boosts Military Spending by 70% Amidst Rising Tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the national budget on the 27th, which will significantly increase military spending by 70% compared to this year, meaning that Russia will put more financial resources into the war.

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Tense Situation in Northern Myanmar

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Tense Situation in Northern Myanmar

The recent bombing attacks along the Burma-Myanmar border, especially the destruction of a convoy of 120 lorries imported from China, have caused further irritation in China! According to the news, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been conducting live-fire drills for four days on the Chinese side of the Burma-China border with the goal of clearing fire points and restoring order, causing international concern.

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South Korea Boosts Shopping Tax Refunds for Foreign Tourists Starting Next Year to Promote Tourism

In the wake of the epidemic, many countries have launched policies to attract tourists. Choo Kyung-ho, South Korea's Vice Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Planning and Finance, said yesterday that the tax rebate for foreign tourists will be doubled from January next year to attract overseas tourists and revitalize the tourism industry.

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18 Countries, Including the US and UK, Sign Agreement to Ensure Safe AI Design

The U.S., U.K., and 18 other countries announced an international agreement on artificial intelligence (AI) safety on the 26th to ensure that AI is protected from malicious use and to promote the development of "design-safe" AI systems by corporations to ensure the safety of their customers and the general public.

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Hamas Releases Third Batch of Detainees, 4-Year-Old American Girl Held for 50 Days Released

On the third day of the Israeli-Palestinian truce, Hamas and Israel once again exchanged prisoners and released each other's hostages, this time releasing 17 hostages, including a 4-year-old girl, followed by Israel's release of 39 Palestinian prisoners. The Israelis and Palestinians originally agreed to a four-day ceasefire from the 24th to the 28th, and it has been confirmed that the truce will be extended until the morning of the 30th, and that both sides will continue to release hostages and prisoners.

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First Batch of Thai Hostages Released, State They Were Not Abused and Had Good Food.

A four-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect at 7:00 p.m. local time on the 24th, and 10 of the 24 hostages released on the first day of Hamas were Thai, who laughed, said they had not been mistreated, and claimed they had been well-fed, through video messages with their families.

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Busan, South Korea, vies to host 2030 World Expo, Japanese government considers support.

Considering the improvement of relations with South Korea, Japan reportedly confirmed that it will support South Korea's Busan's bid to host the World Expo 2030, hoping to enhance Japan-South Korea relations by supporting South Korea's Yoon Seok-yul government.

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United Nations General Assembly Adopts Resolution, Urging All Parties to Observe Olympic Tradition of Truce

On the 21st, the United Nations General Assembly voted 118 to 0 to pass the "Olympic Truce" draft resolution, calling for the hosting of the Olympic Games in Paris, France, next year during the period of all hostilities can be suspended, the truce period will be from next year's Summer Olympics in Paris before the start of the seven days, to the end of the Paris Paris Paralympic Games after the seven days. The tradition of the Olympic Truce dates back to the ancient Olympic Games of 776 BC.

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Congo's High Unemployment Rate Leads to Surge in Recruitment Activities, Resulting in Overcrowding and Accidents

A few days ago, a stampede occurred in Congo, Africa, resulting in 31 deaths and more than 140 injuries.

The Congolese authorities were organizing a recruitment drive for soldiers in the Congolese capital city of Brazzaville, which attracted hundreds of people to line up at the stadium to register; however, due to the limited number of places available, the scene was crowded and eventually turned into a stampede, resulting in the deaths of at least 31 people and injuries to more than 140 others in the stampede.