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North Korea now threatens the entire world, says US

North Korea now threatens the entire world, says USUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has claimed North Korea now threatens “the entire world,” after Pyongyang mounted its second missile launch over Japan in less than a month. North Korea sent a mid-range missile over Japan on Thursday, after threatening to sink the country “into the sea”. "In East Asia, an increasingly aggressive and isolated regime in North Korea threatens democracies in South Korea, Japan, and more importantly, and more recently, has expanded those threats to the United States, endangering the entire world," Mr Tillerson said, according to Reuters.


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Qatar's emir says ready to talk to end Gulf crisis

Qatar is ready to sit at the negotiating table to try to end a dispute with its Gulf Arab neighbors, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Friday in Berlin. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade link...

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Anaheim struggles with growing homeless crisis at river camp

Anaheim struggles with growing homeless crisis at river campANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The row of tents and tarps stretches two miles along the parched riverbed and houses hundreds of homeless. The garbage-strewn strip is also the site of a popular bike path where cyclists in colorful gear zoom by those seeking food, a shower or a job.


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Body of British journalist killed by crocodile found in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police Friday found the body of a 24-year-old British journalist, Paul McClean, who is suspected to have been killed by a crocodile. Divers found McClean's corpse in the mud of a lagoon in the coastal village of Panama, 360 kilometres (225 ...

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China 'opposes' North Korea missile launch, rejects blame

China condemned North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, but said it was "irresponsible" to blame Beijing for regional tensions after Washington urged it to rein in its ally. After the North's latest test, US Secretary of Stat...

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North Korean passenger flight takes off 90 minutes after missile launch

North Korean passenger flight takes off 90 minutes after missile launchA North Korean passenger flight took off from Pyongyang's international airport about an hour and a half after an intermediate-range ballistic missile was launched from the area. Air Koryo flight 151 departed the airport for Beijing as scheduled at 8.30am local time. About 90 minutes prior to take-off, a missile flew over Japan after being launched from Sunan, the site of the airport.  The timing would mean passengers would have been at the airport to witness the launch of the missile. “When passengers are flying back to Beijing departing at 8:30 am, we arrange our group to arrive at 7:00 am to check in, go through customs and immigration…(as) the flights can get fairly busy,” Rowan Beard, a tour manager at Young Pioneer Tours, told NK News.  Air Koryo flight from missile launch site @ Pyongyang Sunan Airport is going to arrive at Beijing in about one hour from now pic.twitter.com/KtyAYiOjSx— Chad O'Carroll (@chadocl) September 15, 2017 The flight landed in Beijing at 9.50am, 10 minutes ahead of schedule, according to FlightRadar24. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile travelled about 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles) and reached a maximum height of 770 kilometers (478 miles). It followed a similar launch on August 29 of a relatively untested intermediate-range Hwasong-12 from the runway of the airport.  It did not issue a “Notice to Airmen” (NOTAM) prior to that test, nor before the latest launch, raising fears for aircraft flying along the east of the Korean peninsula or near Japan. This is an incredible photo pic.twitter.com/qExSipD2zS— Ben Harris-Roxas (@ben_hr) August 30, 2017 North Korea's missile launches have raised concerns for aircraft in the past. In July, a packed Air France jet en route to Tokyo flew past the location where North Korea’s test intercontinental ballistic missile crashed into the Sea of Japan less than ten minutes later, according to a US official cited by ABC news. The airline said it was never in danger but as a precaution Air France-KLM have decided to reroute flights heading north from Japan.


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Deaths of 5 young sisters in Alaska fire ruled accidental

Deaths of 5 young sisters in Alaska fire ruled accidentalANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A mobile home fire in Alaska that claimed the lives of five young sisters started in the kitchen when both parents weren't at home, but there's no evidence it was electrical, fire officials said Thursday.


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North Korea fires missile over Japan that lands far out in the Pacific

By Jack Kim and William Mallard SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, further ratcheting up tensions after Pyong...

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