North Korea has announced plans to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit sometime in February, stoking concerns that the nation may actually preparing to test a ballistic missile.
International experts suspect that the country's satellite rocket launches are meant to disguise ballistic missile tests banned by UN sanctions.
Some 15 million people worldwide are denied basic rights because they lack legal nationality. Thailand, which has one of the world's largest stateless populations, is trying to tackle the problem.
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