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North Korea rocket test ups ante with belligerent Trump disposal | Simon Tisdall

Washingtons own provoking stance may play into Pyongyangs hands and reduce Chinas willingness to cooperate North Koreas latest provocation, a weekend rocket engine experiment coinciding with high-level US-China talks in Beijing, has underlined just how dangerous and unpredictable the increasing armed confrontation on the Korean peninsula is becoming. The Trump administration, far from soothing affairs, appears set on raising the …

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Jaguars killed for fangs to supply changing Chinese medication trade

Demand from Chinese workers causes demand for scalp and body parts of endangered species Conservationists who have uncovered a changing illegal trade in jaguar fangs in South America are joining it to Chinese construction projects that could be menacing wildlife globally. Experts say major Chinese power plant, street and runway works in developing nations are key stimulants of illicit trade …

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Syrian assist convoy onslaught:’ the shelling was continual’

A witness describes the horror of the attack on succour lorries near Aleppo, which killed 20 people and left the ceasefire agreement perilously close to collapse Shouting for survivors amid the flame ruins of lorries, the aid craftsman was panicking. Its September 19 and we have just been attacked by airplanes, he yelled as husbands announced madly for help from …

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Alexander Povetkin has Russian authority behind him, informs Hearn

Alexander Povetkin has the full heavines of the Russian authority behind him as he prepares to fight Anthony Joshua at Wembley on Saturday night, the promoter Eddie Hearn has warned Alexander Povetkin has the full weight of the Russian government behind him as he prepares to fight Anthony Joshua at Wembley on Saturday evening, the promoter, Eddie Hearn, has warned. …

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Running Car Wash: The biggest corruption scandal ever?

The long read: What began as an inquiry into coin laundering in Brazil instantly turned into something much greater, unveiling a vast and intricate entanglement of political and corporate racketeering On 14 January 2015, police agent Newton Ishii was waiting in Rio de Janeiros Galeo airport to satisfied the midnight flight from London. His mission was simple. A former administration …

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Totalitarian oppose teams: how white nationalists use MMA as a recruiting implement

Far-right radicals across Europe and Northern america are expending mixed martial arts to swell their numbers, spread their dogma and fight their enemies ” You will not supplant us .” This was one of the slogans sung during a rallying in Charlottesville, Virginia on the night of 11 August 2017. Nearly 100 young lily-white soldiers- most of whom brandished tiki …

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Tragic story of death-row damsel caught up in Asia’s war on doses

Mary Jane Veloso says she was deceived into smuggling heroin into Indonesia as she absconded an attempted abuse in Dubai She has become a cause clbre in both the country of her detainees and that of her delivery. Denounced to fatality on drug-smuggling bills, she was temporarily reprieved hours before her executing, but still languishes on demise sequence in an …

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Trump says Syrian refugees aren’t precisely a terrorist threat, they’d hurt quality of life

Comments tagged new increase in rhetoric warned against the danger of declaring refugees into US as he addressed problem of terrorism following bombing attacks Donald Trump on Wednesday described security threats posed by Syrian refugees as not only a matter of terrorism, but too a matter of quality of life. The statement marked a new increase of Trumps rhetoric warning …

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Great Ocean Road bushfire: dwellings destroyed as five municipalities evacuated

Houses burn amid Christmas Day emergency for Victorian sightseer centres including Lorne, Wye River, Separation Creek, Kennett River and Grey River Dozens of dwellings were horror destroyed on Christmas Day as five Victorian tourist municipalities including Lorne were evacuated due to an out-of-control bushfire raging along the Great Ocean Road. Steve Warrington of the Victorian emergency services State Control Centre …

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