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August 24, 2016
North Korea test-fires sub-launched missile close to Japan
Seoul (AFP) Aug 24, 2016
North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched missile 500 kilometres (around 300 miles) towards Japan, marking what weapons analysts called a clear step forward for its nuclear strike ambitions. The flight distance, which was tracked by South Korea's military Joint Chiefs of Staff, far exceeded any previous SLBM tests, suggesting significant progress in technical prowess. A proven SLBM system would take North Korea's nuclear strike threat to a new level, allowing deployment far beyond ... read more

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China 'opposes' N.Korea's nuclear and missile development: FM
Beijing opposes North Korea's nuclear and missile development, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday, hours after Pyongyang test-launched a ballistic missile from a submarine towards Japan. ... more

UN Command condemns N. Korea mine-laying on border
North Korea has been laying fresh landmines on its side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with South Korea, the UN Command said Tuesday, following a spate of high-profile defections. ... more

Biden vows 'rock solid' NATO ties as allies slam Trump
US Vice President Joe Biden promised unwavering commitment to NATO's collective defence Tuesday as he sought to reassure Baltic allies spooked by a resurgent Russia and White House hopeful Donald Trump. ... more
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Top diplomats kick off Japan, China, S.Korea meeting
Foreign ministers from Japan, China and South Korea kicked off a two-day meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday with their countries at odds over territorial disputes, a US missile defence system and perennial regional problem North Korea. ... more


N. Korea rolls out on-demand TV service
North Korea is rolling out an on-demand TV catch-up service, allowing people with some sort of internet access to enjoy the highly-propagandised output of its four state-run TV channels at their leisure. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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US confirms Gulen extradition request, but says no link with Turkey coup
The United States confirmed Tuesday that Turkey had made a "formal" request for the extradition of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for last month's coup attempt, but specified the request was not linked to the failed putsch. ... more

Turkey launches anti-IS operation in Syria
Turkey's army backed by international coalition air strikes on Wednesday launched an operation involving fighter jets and tanks to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town. ... more
Space News from
China unveils 2020 Mars rover concept: report

Russia's Space Agency Roskosmos Begins to Design Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket

Astronauts Relaxing Before Pair of Spaceships Leave

Most distant catch for ESA station

Stellar Lab In Sagittarius

3-D Galaxy-Mapping Project Enters Construction Phase

Supernova ejected from the pages of history


Secret data leak hits French submarine maker: report
French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday. ... more

State Dept. approves $124M patrol boat, weapons sale to Qatar
The U.S. Department of State approved the proposed $124 million sale of Mark V fast patrol boats, weapons, ammunition and training to Qatar. ... more

Chinese official defends protest-hit visit to Taiwan
A top Shanghai official Tuesday defended his controversial visit to Taiwan as "open and transparent" as protesters burnt his photo and accused him of promoting the island's unification with China. ... more
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Refugee who made it returns with drone to halt drownings
Standing on a pebbled beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, Mehdi Salehi searches for a good spot to set his drone loose. ... more

US warns Syrian regime not to fly near coalition troops
The Pentagon warned the Syrian regime Monday it is prepared to shoot down planes threatening US-led coalition forces in northern Syria, but stopped short of declaring a no-fly zone. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Japan takes aid show to Africa in China's shadow

Giant cruise ship heads to Arctic on pioneering journey

Boko Haram's Shekau 'wounded' in air strike: Nigeria

Study quantifies haze's role in China's urban heat island effect

UN expert slams China on human rights

Washington state declares emergency due to wildfires

Canada to US tourists: please leave your guns at home


US urges Americans to leave Gaza 'as soon as possible'
The United States on Tuesday reiterated its recommendation that Americans in Gaza leave the territory controlled by Hamas, which Washington calls a terrorist group, "as soon as possible." ... more

Iraq forces launch push to retake town south of Mosul
Iraqi special forces led an operation on Tuesday aimed at retaking the jihadist-held town of Qayyarah, a key staging base for operations to attack Mosul, military sources said. ... more

Rights groups condemn executions over Iraq massacre
Rights groups said Wednesday that the executions by the Iraqi state of 36 men over a 2014 massacre claimed by the Islamic State group were failing to deliver justice and security. ... more

Colombia, FARC to make announcement on peace process
Colombia's government and FARC rebels are expected to make an announcement Wednesday concerning a peace deal to end the country's half-century civil war, sources close to the negotiations said. ... more

Missing translator delays Bangkok shrine bomb trial
The trial of two Chinese Uighurs accused of killing 20 people when they allegedly bombed a Bangkok shrine was postponed Tuesday because the men still do not have a translator. ... more


US deploys attack helicopters to strike IS in Libya
The United States has begun using attack helicopters to target the Islamic State group in the jihadists' Libyan former stronghold of Sirte, a defense official said Tuesday. ... more

HERMES 450 soars during the North Dakota UAS Field Day
Elbit Systems of America, along with its local partners, hosted an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) field day at the Hillsboro Regional Airport to highlight its recent HERMES 450 flights over North D ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Economy of energy-hungry India may face headwinds

Scientists develop nanofur material to soak up oil

US watchdog clears ChemChina's Syngenta acquisition

China opens longest glass bottom bridge in world

Australia to study drift of MH370 debris

Iran interested in proposed Chinese-built canal in Nicaragua

Summer spells cold showers for Russians as hot water cut

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Moscow's No-Fly Zones: Russia to Get New Long-Range Missile Interceptor


Taiwan starts annual live-fire drills after gaffes


S. Korea-US military drill shadowed by N. Korea threats


In Nepal's Himalayas, hopes of closer China ties


Japan, China, S.Korea foreign ministers to meet


General Atomics to develop laser tracking for MQ-9 Reaper


Abe's Super Mario turn drops jaws in Japan


Raytheon debuts Cyber and Electromagnetic Battle Management system


Lockheed Martin gets max $10B contract for Air Force C-130J production


Lithuania buys German combat vehicles in major arms deal

Protests as China official visits Taiwan

Turkey launches artillery strikes on IS, Kurdish PYD in north Syria: TV

Cut weapons sales to Saudi over Yemen, arms watchdog says

Anti-IS forces seize more ground in Libya's Sirte

Iraq forces foil attack by would-be teenage bomber

Raytheon awarded $92 million Navy radar contract

Iran releases images of new missile defence system

State Dept. approves $60 million arms sale to Afghanistan

Air Force successfully launches GSSAP 3/4 - AFSPC-6 from Cape Canaveral AFS

Philippines hopes for peace deal with rebels within a year

Iraq hangs 36 over 2014 massacre of recruits

Russian Space Corporation, US Boeing Reach Deal on Dispute Over Sea Launch

Japan protests as China ships sail near disputed isles

Pentagon downplays talk of Russian troop buildup near Ukraine

Japan seeks record defence budget: reports

Vector Space launches new software platform to support space entrepreneurs

China's president pledges to support Myanmar peace talks

Power of Pink Provides NASA with Pressure Pictures

Japan takes aid show to Africa in China's shadow

Giant cruise ship heads to Arctic on pioneering journey

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