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Pyongyang ‘rebuilding’ main satellite launch site

Pyongyang ‘rebuilding’ main satellite launch site

Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site, suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the “rapid rebuilding” of the facility…

16 killed in Afghan suicide attack

At least 16 people were killed in a suicide attack early yesterday on a construction company in eastern Afghanistan, an official said, the latest bloody assault in the war-torn country. The hours-long assault in Jalalabad began early Wednesday when at least two blasts were heard, an AFP reporter said,…

Sri Lanka U-turns on war crimes probe

Sri Lanka’s president went back yesterday on pledges to the UN Human Rights Council to investigate war-time atrocities, saying he did not want to “re-open old wounds”. Sri Lankan government troops were accused of killing at least 40,000 ethnic Tamil civilians in the final months of…
Why are some icebergs green?

Why are some icebergs green?

For over a century, sailors and explorers have reported seeing bizarre emerald green icebergs around Antarctica. Their unusual color has long perplexed…

Iraq children tortured, unfairly tried for alleged IS ties: HRW

Iraqi authorities are prosecuting children suspected of ties to the Islamic State group in a “deeply flawed” process, using flimsy accusations or confessions obtained through torture, Human Rights Watch said yesterday. The rights group’s extensive report was based on interviews with…

Israel carries out Hamas strikes over incendiary balloons

Israeli jets struck a Hamas military target in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for balloon-borne explosive devices late Tuesday, the army said, the fourth such strike in recent days. A Palestinian security source confirmed the strikes, with no injuries reported. The army said in a statement late Tuesday…
Pressure ‘just beginning’

Pressure ‘just beginning’

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido vowed Tuesday to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, who in turn promised to crush a “crazed…

Philippines warns US treaty could drag it into war

The Philippines’ top defense official has questioned a key treaty with the US over fears it could drag the country into war in the South China Sea, a day after an American B-52 bomber performed a flyover of the contested region. Speaking Tuesday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Philippines-US…

N Korea food production ‘lowest for a decade’: UN

North Korea recorded its worst harvest for more than a decade last year, the United Nations said yesterday, as natural disasters combined with its lack of arable land and inefficient agriculture to hit production. The isolated North, which is under several sets of sanctions over its nuclear weapon and…

India rape victim kills attacker

An Indian woman who was raped and set on fire killed her attacker by dragging him into the flames, police said yesterday. The woman survived with burns to her face and hands while the man died in hospital from his injuries. The widow, 35, told police that the man, 42, attacked and raped her in her home…
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