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North Korea says test was new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile

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North Korea says it has successfully tested a “new type” of submarine-launched ballistic missile, as the nuclear-armed country pursues ever more improved weapons. The device had “lots of advanced control guidance tech...

North Korea has fired ballistic missile into sea, says South

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North Korea launched a ballistic missile – possibly from a submarine – into the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s military has said, in the latest in a series of tests by Pyongyang over recent weeks. One ballistic missile w...

North Carolina Republican condemned over ‘repugnant’ anti-LGBTQ tirade

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A top Republican politician in North Carolina is facing a wave of outrage and backlash, including calls for resignation, from elected officials and various human rights groups over his recent discriminatory comments t...

A great walk to a great pub: The Wallace Arms, Rowfoot, North Pennines

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Start The Wallace Arms, Rowfoot, HaltwhistleDistance 4½ milesTime 3½ hoursElevation gain 215 metresDifficulty Moderate and potentially muddy The connection between William Wallace and Tynedale is as gory as a Sam Peck...

Jimmy Kimmel: Shatner space trip was ‘like a North Korean news broadcast’

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Former Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, became the oldest man to ever go to space on Wednesday aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepherd rocket – a phallic-shaped spacecraft Jimmy Kimmel labeled a “wienermobile”. “Can yo...

North Korean leader watches extreme martial arts performance – video

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has watched an extreme martial arts demonstration by soldiers at a military event marking the 76th founding anniversary of its ruling party. In the video aired by the North's state-run ...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un marks 76th anniversary of ruling party – video

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The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has attended celebrations for the 76th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' party of Korea. Kim made a speech to a gathering of officials, the KCNA news agency said. State ...

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un says US is ‘root cause’ of instability on peninsula

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The leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, Kim Jong-un, has blamed the US for tensions on the peninsula, state media has reported, calling it the “root cause” of instability. Kim made the claim in an opening speech at a...

North Carolina lieutenant governor won’t resign over anti-LGBTQ+ remarks

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The Republican lieutenant governor of North Carolina has said he will not resign or back down over remarks in which he called transgenderism and homosexuality “filth”. Mark Robinson, the first African American to hold...

North Carolina school board bans critical race theory from its classrooms

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A school board in North Carolina passed a policy banning critical race theory from its classrooms, after county commissioners threatened to withhold $7.9m in funding. Critical race theory is an academic discipline th...

North Korea accuses UN security council of double standards over missile tests

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North Korea has accused the United Nations security council of applying double standards over military activities among UN member states amid international criticism over its recent missile tests. The council met behi...

John Key calling New Zealand’s Covid response ‘North Korean’ isn’t just lazy rhetoric, it’s wrong

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When former prime minister John Key referred to New Zealand as a “smug hermit kingdom” in his widely disseminated op-ed, I thought it was pushing it a bit, but not completely off the mark – we closed our borders to ou...

North Korea fires new anti-aircraft missile in latest test, state media reports

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North Korea has fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile, the official KCNA news agency has reported, in the latest in its recent series of weapons tests. The test on Thursday, conducted by the Academy of Defence...

North Carolina hospitals group has sacked employees who refused vaccines

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A North Carolina hospital system has terminated about 175 employees in the latest in a slew of healthcare terminations due to Covid vaccine mandates, reports the Washington Post. Novant Health, whose headquarters are ...

North Korea fires unidentified projectile into sea, South Korean military says

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North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile towards the sea off its east coast, according to South Korea’s military, amid Pyongyang’s calls for the United States and South Korea to scrap what it called their “hos...

‘I was empty, I’m not panic-buying’: in the petrol queue on the North Circular

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A kilometre of one of the UK’s most congested roads was on Sunday taking on a new, unwanted role: the queue for a BP garage still managing to sell petrol. Julian Dunbar estimated he had waited an hour and a half on th...

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