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Russian forces waged an all-out assault on Tuesday to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin eastern cities straddling a river, a battle that could determine the success or failure of Moscow's main campaign in the industrial heartland of Donbas.
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North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast, Seoul's military said. On a trip to Asia, U.S. President Biden agreed to boost measures to deter the nuclear-armed state.
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It was a mistake for the United Nations human rights chief to agree to visit China, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, amid concerns that government restrictions on her access could undermine scrutiny of Beijing's rights record.