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2013-03-11 Mon 18:06
The US and South Korea have begun annual military drills amid high tensions with North Korea after a fresh UN sanctions vote.
Pyongyang has strongly condemned the exercises.
North Korea is threatening to scrap the Korean War armistice.
2013-03-11 Mon 05:47
Yellow sand from China reduced visibility in many parts of the nation Saturday and continued to drift over the archipelago through Sunday afternoon, the Meteorological Agency said.
Visibility was reduced to 5 km in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture in Saturday morning.
The cities of Fukuoka, Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya saw visibility drop to 8 km.