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North Korea ‘fires missiles’ into sea hours after UN vote.

North Korea has fired six short-range projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s defence ministry has said, hours after the UN imposed tough new sanctions. A South Korean spokesman told the Yonhap news agency the projectiles were fired at about 10:00 local time (01:00 GMT) from Wonsan on the east coast.     They were either Read More

Ben Carson to miss Thursday’s GOP presidential debate in Detroit.

Super Tuesday was not so super for Dr. Carson.   After a disappointing finish Tuesday, the retired neurosurgeon met with his aides and together they decided he would not attend Thursday’s debate.   In an email to supporters, campaign chairman Bob Dees said the “political efforts must come to a close.”   Dees said “We Read More

UN report warns of violence faced by Iraqi civilians

UN officials say violence suffered by civilians in Iraq ‘remains staggering’ with at least 18,800 killed between January 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. The report by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights highlights the horror Iraqi refugees are attempting to escape from in Read More

Flint, Michigan residents affected by lead-poisoned water supply

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan went mostly unnoticed until recently, but thousands of children may already be infected with the poisoned water. The crisis, which began in April of 2014, left a massive portion of the population poisoned with lead. Residents complained to the state about the smell, color and taste of the drinking Read More

Ten killed in Istanbul suicide attack near popular mosque

Ten people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul, Turkey, and the suspect is believed to be with the Islamic State terror group. Officials say a foreigner was responsible for the explosion in a tourist district of Istanbul near the iconic Blue Mosque. Of the ten that died, at least eight of Read More

US-bound Cubans to leave Costa Rica on Tuesday

The first batch of Cuban migrants trying to enter the United States will be set to depart Costa Rica next week. According to Costa Rica’s foreign minister Manuel Gonzalez, 180 Cubans will head to El Salvador next Tuesday evening, and from there they will have ground transportation to the Guatemala-Mexico border. Gonzalez said other flights Read More

US$145,000 seized from vessel off St. Thomas, USVI

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air and Marine Operations agents seized 145,000 US dollars from a vessel operated by three American citizens near St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Officials report that during a maritime patrol, a St. Thomas-based marine crew located a vessel with three men traversing around Read More

North Korea’s claim of hydrogen bomb test draws global ire

North Korea announced Wednesday it had a perfect success of its first hydrogen bomb test, which is generally more powerful than a nuclear bomb. Nations across the globe are condemning the act, the United Nations says it will immediately put new sanctions against North Korea. The UN security council called North Korea’s action a clear Read More

Obama rolls out executive orders to combat US gun violence

US President Barack Obama has taken a fierce stance on gun control, in an effort to curb the number of mass shootings, suicides and killings. Despite opposition from Congress, he introduced a series of executive steps to reduce gun violence. Speaking from the East room of the White House, President Obama introduced expanding the background Read More

Saudi allies cut ties with Iran after dispute between both countries

A number of allies of Saudi Arabia have joined diplomatic action against Iran, after an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran over the execution of a Shia Muslim cleric. Bahrain and Sudan have both severed ties with Iran, and the UAE has downgraded its diplomatic team. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia cut its diplomatic ties Read More

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