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As Russia unveils nuclear subs with underwater drones and robots, the stealth race heats up: governments pour cash into secret armies

World’s military giants are no longer spending money on spectacular armies, but invisible ones

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai attends a press conference on Tuesday at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo ahead of the ceremony to present her with the award

Peshawar school attack: Malala condemns Taliban's 'cowardly' act of terrorism

The teenager said the terrorists' opponents would 'never be defeated'

A Pakistani girl, who was injured in a Taliban attack in a school, is rushed to a hospital in Peshawar

Peshawar school attack: Who are the Pakistani Taliban and what do they want?

The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack on a school in northern Pakistan which has left at least 126 people dead, including 84 children

A list of the dead claiming to be from the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar

Taliban school attack: Lists of dead children at hospital reveal full horror of massacre

The Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, is still under siege

Students in a South Korean school

South Korean pupil labels school's survey on how to 'deal with' homosexual students 'absurd'

Anonymous questionnaire later appeared on Korean Reddit after student shared the survey on their Facebook page

A man carries a student, who was injured during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, after he received treatment at a hospital in Peshawar

Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre

The toll of the eight-hour siege in Peshawar is still being counted

Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s supreme leader, found little to laugh about when an American comedy film was produced about a plot to kill him

North Korea asks UN to 'urgently' investigates CIA torture claims

Request comes as UN meets to discuss charges of human rights abuses in the Asian country - claims North Korean officials have labelled 'fabricated'

A school boy who was injured in a Taliban attack receives medical treatment at a hospital in Peshawar

'At least 132 students among 141 killed' in Taliban attack on army school in Pakistan

A teacher was reportedly burned alive in front of pupils at the Army Public School

China death sentence overturned after man, 18, wrongly killed over rape and murder allegation

Activists have praised the judge and officials for admitting serious errors

China reveals long-range heat ray gun

Gun is similar to one developed by the US government, which it was forced to pull from service

BJP candidate 'assaults' voter at polling station in India

Video: The attack is one of two purported assaults by the right-wing Indian party over the weekend

Based on exit polls, Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party has easily retained its majority in the House of Representatives

Boost for Japan’s Shinzo Abe as ruling coalition heads for election win

Japan’s ruling coalition was heading for a resounding victory in lower-house elections last night, firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several politically difficult fronts.

Jiro Ono, right, has been practising his art for eight decades; Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market

Sushi under threat from overfishing, claims Japan's most revered chef

Jiro Ono fears for the future of his country's traditional food
The aftermath of Friday’s suicide bomb attack on a bus carrying troops

Vast swathes of southern Afghanistan already in Taliban hands only weeks after British troops depart

Acts of terrorism are increasing across Helmand province, while its infrastructure falls apart
Eni Lestari said that she'd been underpaid because of agency “fees”

Landmark court case puts plight of Hong Kong's immigrant workers in spotlight

Indonesian maid alleges horrific treatment by her employer – and it's not an isolated story
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