The plaintiffs are asking $900,000 each in damages, accusing Pyongyang of "deceiving plaintiffs by false advertising to relocate to North Korea", where "the enjoyment of human rights was generally impossible".
The new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he is seeking the public’s mandate for his policies after being elected premier by parliament only 10 days ago.
"Winter is difficult, and we have nothing except God, and we need more help," says aid recipient Bibi Pashtoon during the distribution of relief to hundreds of displaced families in capital Kabul.
He was a scientist, a tough taskmaster and the man who helped a developing Muslim country acquire the atomic bomb. He was also a proliferator of nuclear technology.
The agreement will strengthen a relationship related to space exploration that dates back more than 50 years, says NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.
The two countries decided to set aside offensive rhetoric and focus on intensifying bilateral relations through constructive talks.
Efforts to stabilise Afghanistan have been undermined by international sanctions, with banks running out of cash and civil servants going unpaid.
China and India have been facing a serious energy crunch as the economies of the two Asian nations struggle to recover from the crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
European Commission chief von der Leyen announces short-term aid deal to prevent basic services in Afghanistan from collapsing and food from running out as G20 leaders gather to discuss the Afghan crisis and how to engage with its new rulers.
Turkey’s President Erdogan highlights urgent need for security to be established in Afghanistan as worries grow about a looming humanitarian disaster following the Taliban’s return to power.
The country's drought-hit regions are most vulnerable to the hunger crisis. Experts say only large-scale aid from global powers can help Afghans get through the winter.
At least 15 people died during unseasonably heavy rain and flooding in north China's Shanxi province and nine lost their lives after rain across the Philippines flooded villages and triggered landslides.
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