World 14.9.2018 11:42 am

South Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

‘Peace through power is the unwavering security strategy of this government,’ the hermit kingdom’s neighbour has said.

South Korea launched its first ever missile-capable attack submarine on Friday, despite a recent diplomatic thaw with the nuclear-armed North.

South Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine
South Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

South Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

‘Peace through power is the unwavering security strategy of this government,’ the hermit kingdom’s neighbour has said.

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon
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SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

This is not the first time the company headed by Internet entrepreneur and Tesla electric car CEO Elon Musk has touted such plans.
French college in blackface Photoshop drama
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French college in blackface Photoshop drama

An art school in Lyons has apologised for their unusual approach to dealing with a lack of diversity on campus – making white students look black using Photoshop.
Serena cartoon fuels debate about ‘racist’ Australia
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Serena cartoon fuels debate about ‘racist’ Australia

Racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity contrasts sharply with a lingering image of Australia as an angry white country stuck in the past.
World’s oldest brewery found in Israel
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World’s oldest brewery found in Israel

The world’s oldest site for alcohol production, which produced a beer-like beverage that may have been served in ceremonies 13,000 years ago, has been discovered by Archaeologists.
Prominent Chinese pastor defiant after church closure
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Prominent Chinese pastor defiant after church closure

This week, draft regulations suggested Beijing is even looking to restrict religious content online, such as images of people praying or chanting.
Venezuela’s Maduro eyes economic boost in China visit
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Venezuela’s Maduro eyes economic boost in China visit

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was expected to arrive in Beijing on Thursday to strike deals with his crisis-hit country’s biggest creditor.
Evacuations start as Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines
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Evacuations start as Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines

An average of 20 typhoons and storms lash the Philippines each year, killing hundreds of people and leaving millions in near-perpetual poverty.
Over a million ordered to flee US homes as Hurricane Florence approaches
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Over a million ordered to flee US homes as Hurricane Florence approaches

Hurricane Florence, perhaps the strongest storm to hit the US in decades, may bring disastrous flooding to areas of the eastern United States.
At least 32 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack
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At least 32 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack

There were chaotic scenes at several hospitals as medical staff struggled to treat 128 people wounded by the powerful blast in Nangarhar province. 
New York commemorates September 11 on 17th anniversary
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New York commemorates September 11 on 17th anniversary

In what has become an annual tradition, relatives read a list of those who were killed, in a ceremony that takes longer than three hours.
Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking network – Interpol
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Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking network – Interpol

Nearly 100 people have been rescued, 85 of them minors.
Search for 9/11 remains continues, 17 years later
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Search for 9/11 remains continues, 17 years later

More than 1,100 victims of the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center have yet to be identified.
Cartoon on Serena Williams tennis drama slammed for racism
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Cartoon on Serena Williams tennis drama slammed for racism

A comic following the incidents during the match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka has been met with outrage.
Jesus sports lime green robe in botched Spanish sculpture restoration
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Jesus sports lime green robe in botched Spanish sculpture restoration

A Spanish parishioner has painted three 15th century sculptures in garish colours, giving baby Jesus a colourful new style.
More than 1000 victims of 9/11 attacks yet to be identified
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More than 1000 victims of 9/11 attacks yet to be identified

So far, only 1 642 of the 2 753 people who died in the attacks in New York have been formally identified.
Cholera death toll in Harare, Zimbabwe rises to 10
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Cholera death toll in Harare, Zimbabwe rises to 10

There are fears that the diarrhoeal disease could spread to Glen Norah, some 14km from the city centre.
At least one dead, 37 injured in Madagascar stadium stampede
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At least one dead, 37 injured in Madagascar stadium stampede

The stampede occurred at the entrance to the venue just before kickoff between Madagascar and Senegal.
Family escapes death by hiding under London Tube train
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Family escapes death by hiding under London Tube train

A mother and her child who fell onto the track on the London Underground narrowly avoided being hit by a train by hiding in a pit beneath the rails.
WATCH: Man cheats death after falling asleep behind the wheel
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WATCH: Man cheats death after falling asleep behind the wheel

Startling footage shows the man’s panel van veering across the road and hitting a truck, but miraculously both drivers survived without serious injuries.
Women shine on the silver screen, but men still tell the stories
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Women shine on the silver screen, but men still tell the stories

Only one film out of the 21 movies in the running for the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival is by a woman.
WATCH: Nine lionesses brutally attack male lion at UK safari park
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WATCH: Nine lionesses brutally attack male lion at UK safari park

Keepers at the park had to use fire extinguishers to rescue the lion, who survived the attack.
Belgium presenter posts tearful plea on Facebook after racist attacks
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Belgium presenter posts tearful plea on Facebook after racist attacks

Actress and weather presenter Cécile Djunga posted an emotional video on Thursday, which quickly went viral, calling out the torrent of racist abuse she has received since appearing on television.
Coroner reveals cause of death for Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan
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Coroner reveals cause of death for Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan

There was no evidence that her death was anything other than an accident after O’Riordan drowned in a bathtub while intoxicated, it was ruled.
Toddler left to fend for herself for days after mother commits suicide
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Toddler left to fend for herself for days after mother commits suicide

The three-year-old girl was unkempt when police found her up to four days after her mom committed suicide, and had survived on bread and butter.
Japanese earthquake kills 18 so far as hopes fade for survivors
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Japanese earthquake kills 18 so far as hopes fade for survivors

Around 22 people are still unaccounted for in the small northern Japanese town of Atsuma, which has been devastated after a 6.6-magnitude quake.

 

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