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On July 29, 1858, two steam-powered battleships met in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. There, they connected two ends of a 4,000 kilometer (2,500 mile) long, 1.5 centimeter (0.6 inch) wide cable, linking for the first time the European and North American continents by telegraph.
North Korea says the two missiles launched this week toward the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, were intended to send a warning to South Korea.
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Read CNN's Fast Facts about Japan and learn more about the country of islands located off the eastern coast of mainland Asia.
US President Donald Trump's warm overtures to Britain's new Prime Minister have been widely covered since Boris Johnson took power on Wednesday.
Irawadee Thawornbut is the 16-year-old founder of Sandee for Good, an online marketplace for donors to order and pay for goods to be delivered to nonprofits.
A United States citizen could face up to 20 years in jail after trying to board a flight in Japan with a loaded handgun in his luggage.
When protesters in Hong Kong targeted the Chinese government's headquarters in the city, social media users in China were united in outrage.
South Korea has accused Russia of a "distortion of the facts," amid a deepening diplomatic rift over an alleged violation of airspace.
China has warned against what it describes as a growing threat from "separatists" in Taiwan, and said it would not rule out using force against the self-governed island Beijing regards as part of its territory.
A pro-Beijing lawmaker who has become a figure of hate among pro-democracy circles in Hong Kong has issued a direct threat to his opponents after vandals attacked his office and the graves of his parents.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a clear message on Tuesday: They are ready to test the limits of their budding military partnership in the Pacific.
Singapore has stopped a shipment of almost 9 tonnes (9.9 US tons) of ivory, the largest seizure of its kind in the nation's history.
Li Peng, the former Chinese Premier remembered for his role in the brutal military suppression of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protesters, has died.
Six men have been arrested in Hong Kong in connection with a seemingly unprovoked and indiscriminate mob attack that injured 45 people at a metro station on Sunday night and outraged a city not used to such violent scenes.
An Australian man has been caught with a $140 million methamphetamine haul hidden in boxes after he crashed into a parked police car.
North Korean state media released images Tuesday of leader Kim Jong Un inspecting what appears to be a submarine under construction.
South Korean fighter jets fired warning shots at a Russian military aircraft Tuesday after it violated the country's airspace, the country's defense officials said.
To many, the Pacific Islands are remote holiday destinations. To China and Australia, they're the scene of a show down.
Australian swimmer Mack Horton has reignited his feud with Chinese swimming star Sun Yang -- and most of China -- by refusing to share the podium with his longtime rival.