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Japan has the world’s most powerful passport – but it’s meaningless

‘Travel freedom is contingent on factors that occasionally can be utterly beyond our control,’ says author of rankings

Europe's answers to coronavirus won't help developing nations

The idea that the economy should be shut down to ease pressure on the health services may be a bad trade-off where the economy is already very fragile and hospitals overwhelmed by more lethal diseases

How a doomsday cult brought rush hour terror to the Tokyo subway

Five members of Aum Shinrikyo poisoned commuters with liquid sarin gas in a carefully plotted atrocity masterminded by sect leader Shoko Asahara

Tokyo 2020 being hit by ‘Olympic curse’, says Japan’s deputy PM

Taro Aso believes the coronavirus outbreak proves there is a 40-year Olympic curse after both the 1940 and 1980 Games were affected in similar ways

ITV removes flag from Saturday Night Takeaway after viewer outrage

It's no longer available to watch on repeat viewings following viewer outrage

North Korea fires two projectiles after lifting long-range missile ban

Japanese and South Korean militaries analysing launches, which come after a months-long pause that could have been caused by coronavirus outbreak

Two dozen Americans test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship

Passenger says it's 'depressing' to think about how much longer the quarantine will last on a luxury cruise ship facing outbreak of mysterious illness

UK newlywed catches coronavirus on cruise ship as cases top 34,000

Wolverhampton man among 61 passengers to test positive for disease