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Explosion at hospital in Thailand leaves at least 24 injured

Thai police say 24 people have been injured in a bomb explosion at a hospital in Bangkok. Via: independent.co.uk It comes just weeks after a double explosion at a shopping centre in Pattani, southern Thailand, injured at least 50 people. A suspected car bomb was detonated at the entrance to the Big-C shopping centre in downtown Pattani on 9 May, a province that ...

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U.S. Antimissile System in South Korea Is Said to Be Nearly Operational

The antimissile system that the United States deployed in South Korea over China’s objections is close to becoming operational, giving the two allies the capability to defend against missile attacks by the North, the South’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Via: Gerry Mullany The United States deployed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as Thaad, in South Korea in ...

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Satellite images reveal Kim Jong-un decadent complex

He’s a man known for his lavish appetites – so it is perhaps no surprise that Kim Jong-un has a fully-equipped party palace where he likes to entertain visitors. Via: dailymail.co.uk The North Korea dictator has tricked the coastal compound out with a 200ft pool boat, a $7million yacht, water slides, theme park rides, and a full football pitch. It is the venue where former ...

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North Korea and its weapons programs

As speculation grows that North Korea could conduct a nuclear weapon test in conjunction with a major national holiday this weekend, here’s what we know about the country’s nuclear weapons programs. Via: Luis Martinez Who is in charge of North Korea’s military? Kim Jong Un is the 33-year-old “Supreme Leader” of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, more commonly known as ...

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President says US will act unilaterally if China does not pressure Pyongyang

Donald Trump has warned that the US will take unilateral action to eliminate the nuclear threat from North Korea unless China increases pressure on the regime in Pyongyang. Via: ft.com In an interview with the Financial Times, the US president said he would discuss the growing threat from Kim Jong Un’s nuclear programme with Xi Jinping when he hosts the Chinese president ...

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North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. Via: thehill.com False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, ...

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North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

Commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site shows that substantial tunnel excavation is continuing at the “North” Portal (previously the “West” Portal), which provided support for the last four of the five declared underground nuclear tests conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Via: 38north.org The North Portal tunnels provide direct access under Mt. Mantap, where up to ...

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The 23 most powerful nations on earth

The US has retained its position as the world’s most powerful nation, despite declining respect for its leadership. That’s according to US News and World Report, which has released the latest edition of its annual “Best Countries” study. Via: businessinsider.com  The media organisation evaluated 80 countries across a range of criteria, including cultural history, citizenship, and quality of life. Another key measure ...

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Duterte says if Islamic State comes to Philippines, forget human rights

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Monday that Islamic State militants driven out of Syria and Iraq could set up in his country, and if that happened he would forego human rights obligations to keep his people safe. Duterte said the southern Philippine province of Mindanao was already a hotbed of rebellion and banditry and he was worried about “looming ...

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U.S. plans to deploy strategic bombers over Korean Peninsula

It has been said that the U.S. will deploy strategic bombers to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam as a counteraction on the North Korea’s 5th nuclear test. It will be a solemn warning on the North’s latest nuclear provocation and a chance to reconfirm‎ that South Korea is under the protection of the U.S. nuclear umbrella and nuclear deterrence ...

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