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  • Kim Yo-jong: North Korea’s most powerful woman

    October 14, 2017 4:03 AM 15

    Appointment of Kim Jong-un’s sister shows leader is keen to copper-fasten family’s position The family resemblance is definitely there, although Kim Yo-jong is much thinner than her brother, the North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un. In photographs of this most mysterious of first families, Yo-jong, who since her appointment to the Politburo is probably

  • US worried about North Korea's 'pretty good nuclear capability' amid World War 3 fears

    October 14, 2017 1:33 AM 10

    THE WORLD should be “concerned” about North Korea’s “pretty good missile capability”, according to a White House source. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Americans should be concerned about North Korea’s nuclear capability. He said: "The American people should be concerned about a state that has developed a pretty good ICBM capability and is developing

  • University student union building cleared due to BOMB threat, police reveal

    October 14, 2017 1:27 AM 8

    A BOMB threat was received at a university student union and police evacuated the building. Local police updated students and said: “Inspection of Mountainlair complete, no danger found. Mountainlair has reopened.” The world-famous University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), was evacuated in July amid fears a bomb had been planted. Students were forced

  • Italy in plot to use Catalonia crisis to SNATCH London-based EU agency from Spain's grasp

    October 13, 2017 5:45 PM 124

    ITALY is plotting to use the Spanish unrest following the Catalonia crisis to boost its bid to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the EU agency quitting London because of Brexit. Milan and Barcelona are among the leading contenders to host the EMA after Brexit but after the recent unrest in Catalonia as a result of the illegal referendum, the government

  • Catalonia crisis to get WORSE for Spain as Puigdemont forced into Rajoy confrontation

    October 13, 2017 10:38 AM 10

    THE Catalan independence crisis is set to deepen for Spain as leaders prepare for a messy confrontation. There is pressure from both sides on president Carles Puigdemont to confirm Catalonia’s declaration of independence after he suspended the move for “a few weeks” in a speech on Tuesday. However, this pressure risks pushing him into a confrontation

  • 31 Dead, a Vast Landscape Charred, and a Sky Full of Soot

    October 13, 2017 1:08 AM 11

    Their inpatient count rose at first, but they have been transferring patients elsewhere, “because we are at risk of evacuation, too,” Dr. Krilich said, adding, “We know at least 108 of our employees are homeless, and 46 others have had to evacuate.” Steve Huddleston, vice president for public affairs of NorthBay Healthcare, said the network has two small

  • Small quake near North Korea nuke test site not manmade – South

    October 12, 2017 10:39 PM 13

    SEOUL — A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea’s nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be manmade, South Korea’s weather agency said on Friday, the latest to be observed after the North conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in early September. Friday’s quake was a magnitude 2.7 with a depth of 3 kilometers in North Hamgyong

  • Multiple casualties as gunman opens fire on market – armed police hunt shooter

    October 12, 2017 9:40 PM 9

    Police have launched a major operation following a shooting outside a church in Trelleborg, Sweden, at about 10.30pm on Thursday. Armed cops were called to Ehremnbuscgatan in the centre of the town in Scania, the country’s most southern county. Reports said four men were injured and were rushed to hospitals in Malmo and Lund. Police have revealed two had been shot, but did not say what injuries

  • Rajoy’s headache: How Catalonia calling for talks makes crisis BIGGER for Spain

    October 12, 2017 7:29 PM 9

    CATALONIA leader Carles Puigdemont’s call for negotiations with the central government in Madrid will cause more chaos for Spain than a formal declaration of independence, an expert said. The separatist leader, who said last week Catalonia would move to split from Spain after more than 90 per cent of Catalans voted in favour of independence in a banned

  • North Korea: Earthquake detected near nuclear site

    October 12, 2017 6:58 PM 12

    AN EARTHQUAKE has been detected near North Korea’s nuclear site, prompting fears that Kim Jong-un may have conducted another test. The earthquake measured 2.9 on the Richter scale and comes after a 6.1-magnitude magnitude quake last month, which Pyongyang claims was the result of hydrogen bomb test. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows the quake