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The BBC set up then later removed an online complaints form for people  who thought its blanket coverage of Prince Philip’s death was too much. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Shortly after noon on Friday, BBC Radio 1 Dance, a digital station spin-off from Radio 1, was doing what it does best: playing a techno anthem. But as(...)

The Japanese government has denied reports Olympic athletes may get vaccines early. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

Japan’s government moved to cool a social media furore by saying it was not looking to prioritise Covid-19 vaccines for Olympic athletes, dismissing a(...)

Defence Forces chief of staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett at McKee Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Most people remember when they first had a shiver of concern about Covid-19. For Defence Forces chief of staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett, it was when(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during the ground-breaking ceremony of a construction project in Pyongyang. Photograph: STR/KCNA VIA KNS/AFP via Getty Images

By carrying out two provocative weapons tests in the past week, North Korea appears to be seeking to project a sense of strength just at a moment when(...)

 A man watches a television screen showing news footage of North Korea’s latest tactical guided projectile test. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je /AFP/ Getty Images

The North Korean government has snapped back at US president Joe Biden’s criticism of its ballistic missile tests. Officials in Pyongyang called the (...)

Citizens watch news on North Korea’s missile firing at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea, March 25th 2021. Photograph: EPA

North Korea’s claim on Friday that it had launched a new type of tactical short-range ballistic missile highlighted military advances by the nuclear-a(...)

US president Joe Biden smiles during the first news conference of his presidency in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Joe Biden said he expects to run for a second term as president, as he held his first formal press conference at the White House on Thurs(...)

Television screens show file footage of North Korea’s missile test. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP via Getty

North Korea has conducted its second significant weapons test in the past week, raising one of the first big foreign policy challenges for President J(...)

A  2017 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency  shows  ballistic missiles being displayed through Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph:   AFP/KCNA VIA KNS/STR/Getty Images

North Korea launched at least two projectiles suspected to be ballistic missiles on Thursday, officials in South Korea, Japan, and the United States s(...)

Police officers stand next to Jim Nickel, the charge d’affaires of the Canadian embassy in Beijing, as he stands outside the court   during the trial of Michael Kovrig, a Canadian detained more than two years ago in China on espionage charges. Photograph: Nicolas Asfori/AFP/Getty

Canadian diplomats were denied entry to the trial of a former colleague on espionage charges in China, as more than two dozen western countries expre(...)

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