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North Korea carries out ‘very important’ test at rocket site it had vowed to close – World News

North Korea carries out ‘very important’ test at rocket site it had vowed to close – World News

North Korea has carried out what state media have called a “very
 important” test at its Sohae satellite launch site. The reported test has concerned nuclear affairs experts as denuclearisation talks between Pyongyang and the United States appear to remain stalled. The test was carried out at a rocket testing ground that US officials once […]

Art Basel: Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 banana eaten by artist

Art Basel: Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 banana eaten by artist

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The banana has attracted huge interest An artwork of an overripe banana duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 (£91,000) has been eaten by a separate performance artist. The artwork, titled Comedian, by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, was on display at the international gallery Perrotin at Art Basel […]

Hong Kong marks half-year protest anniversary with huge rally

Hong Kong marks half-year protest anniversary with huge rally

HONG KONG: Vast crowds of protesters thronged Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday (Dec 8) in a forceful display of support for the movement on its six-month anniversary, as organisers warned the city’s pro-Beijing leaders they had a “last chance” to end the political crisis. Tens of thousands snaked their way through the financial hub’s main island […]

France’s Macron to hold meeting on pensions as strike bites

France’s Macron to hold meeting on pensions as strike bites

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron will on Sunday (Dec 8) meet ministers involved in his radical pension reform which has prompted a nationwide strike and brought key transport services to a standstill. Transport in Paris remained paralysed Sunday, with only the two driverless lines of the Metro in operation while national rail operator SNCF warned […]

New Delhi factory fire kills 43, 2nd deadliest in capital

New Delhi factory fire kills 43, 2nd deadliest in capital

NEW DELHI — At least 43 people have died and a dozen others injured in a fire that swept through a small factory early Sunday morning in India’s capital, making it the second most deadly fire in Delhi history, according to police. The rescue operation took nearly four hours involving 30 fire engines and 150 […]

Boris Johnson ahead but polls say it’s close

Boris Johnson ahead but polls say it’s close

They also failed to predict the victory of the Leave campaign in the 2016 EU membership referendum. Polling firm Savanta ComRes said Johnson’s lead over Labour had shrunk to eight points from 10 in a previous poll published on Wednesday – the tightest margin of Saturday’s four surveys. Its head of politics, Chris Hopkins, said […]

World War 3 – China’s new wonder weapon that could destroy the west | World | News

World War 3 – China’s new wonder weapon that could destroy the west | World | News

The weapon is the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) most powerful multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) ever, capable of firing eight 370mm rockets 350km or two 750mm ballistic missiles 500km. A leading American military magazine, ‘Modern Ships’, has made the claim after examining footage of the parade where the weapon passed by largely anonymously. A commentator […]