Wednesday, July 26, 2017

North Korea: Missile launches keep tensions rise

North Korea launched a missile early on Sunday in defiance of American threats, but it reportedly blew up on take off, arch rival South Korea says. ______ The attempted missile launch near Sinpo, on its east coast, is believed to have failed, South Korea's military said. The...

Islamic State using chemical weapons against Iraqi forces in Mosul

Iraqi police on Sunday accused Islamic State of using chemical weapons against their forces in Mosul, but said that had not stopped them making new ground towards the militants’ last stronghold in the city. ______ Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city, was captured by the ultra-hardline Sunni...

Erdogan wins — ‘Yes’ ahead with 51.3% in Turkey referendum after 99% vote count

'Yes' ahead with 51.3% in Turkey referendum after 99% vote count. https://twitter.com/bbcbreaking/status/853686258811379712 More details to follow. 

68 children were among 126 people killed in bomb attack on Syria evacuees: monitor

At least 68 children were among 126 people killed in Saturday's bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, activists say. A vehicle filled with explosives hit the convoy near Aleppo. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said at least 109...

112 people killed and 55 injured in car bomb explosion in Aleppo, Syria — monitor

UPDATE: 09:36 UTC The death toll in a suicide car bomb attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns has risen to at least 112, a monitoring group said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 98 evacuees from the northern...

You can help NASA finding Planet Nine from Outer Space

Citizen scientists could unlock ‘once-in-a-century discoveries,’ according to researchers. It seems something is lurking out there but stargazers don’t know what it is. ______ Measurements taken from the movements of distant objects in our solar system suggest there is a ninth planet way out beyond Neptune in...

58 per cent of people in 12 Arab countries believe Islamic State is product of foreign intervention

The majority of respondents in 12 Arab countries – 58 per cent – say Islamic State is the product of foreign intervention and policies, according to a recent survey by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies, based in Qatar. ______ Only 29 per cent...

At least 70 killed in explosion hit near evacuation buses outside Aleppo, Syria — media

A source told Sputnik that a suicide blast targeting a bus convoy with evacuees from the besieged Syrian towns of Fua and Kefraya has risen to 70. ______ Earlier in the day, a blast was heard near a bus convoy evacuating residents of the besieged Shiite...

Why can’t the US attack North Korea like it did Syria — Five reasons to know

Treaties, uncertainties over Pyongyang’s nuclear readiness, and the sheer scale of armaments on both sides maintain a delicate truce on the Korean peninsula. ______ US President Donald Trump’s sudden strike on Syria and Washington’s doubling down on aggressive military posturing has led to wide speculation that...

Trump not to provoke North Korea leading to a nuclear war taking millions of lives — Ex-director of Pentagon

US President Donald Trump should be more careful in the decisions and in the choice of words, so as not to provoke the North Korean leadership and unleash a nuclear conflict. With such a warning made in the broadcasting company NBC, former US Secretary of...

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