September 28, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The Japanese government says North Korea appears to have fired one ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan early on Tuesday. Shortly after the launch, a North Korean diplomat rose to speak at the United Nations and called on the U.S. to scrap its hostile policy against the country.
2.Japan’s coronavirus advisory panel has approved a government plan to end the state of emergency and quasi-measures when the terms expire on Thursday. Economic Revitalization Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi said new case counts have considerably declined across the country and the number of seriously ill people has fallen to less than half the peak levels.
3. Britain’s defense ministry has revealed that one of its frigates sailed through the Taiwan Strait. HMS Richmond is part of the U.K.’s carrier strike group headed by aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.