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N. Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, ignoring UN ban

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea ignored U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and …

North Korea

U.S. Fighter Jets Target ISIS in Libya's Sabratha; Dozens Killed

U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes against an ISIS compound in Libya overnight as they targeted a terrorist linked to tourist massacres in Tunisia, American military officials said.<p>Dozens of people were killed in the bombing raid on the coastal city of Sabratha, local officials and activists …

Coast Guard seeks billion-dollar icebreaker as Russia makes Arctic push

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Faced with a growing Russian military presence in the Arctic, U.S. leaders are calling for a new billion-dollar icebreaker ship.<p>Sens. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, and Angus King, a Maine independent, and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft were among those calling …

Coast Guard

Cruz Questions Trump's Temperament As Commander In Chief

Ted Cruz Speaks To NPR's Sarah McCammon In New Hampshire<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>The presidential primary has now reached the final two-week stretch before Iowans meet to caucus on Feb. 1, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is spending some of those precious final days making a swing through New Hampshire.<p>Unlike …

UK should have listened to Ebola warnings, report says

<b>The UK government should have paid more attention to warnings about Ebola before a formal emergency was declared, a group of MPs has said in a report.</b><p>A Commons committee said the government had been "too reliant" on the World Health Organisation (WHO) system, which declared an emergency in August …

Disease

South China Sea dispute: British ambassador steps into row over pilot 'intimidation'

Envoy Asif Ahmad says Britain would ignore alerts issued in international airspace after Filipino pilots say China warned them away from disputed area<p>The British ambassador to the Philippines has said Britain would oppose any attempt to restrict freedom of navigation and overflight in disputed …

China

North Korea claims to invent 'alcohol which doesn't give you hangover'

The drink, which is made from burnt rice, "is suave and causes no hangovers," according to state media<p>They already claim to have cured cancer, Aids and Ebola with a miracle drug produced from ginseng root.<p>Now North Korean scientists seem to have scaled new heights of greatness with their latest …

Hawking: Space colonies won't exist for at least 100 years

Stephen Hawking has claimed humans won't be creating colonies on other planets for at least 100 years.<p>The 74-year old Cambridge professor, speaking …

North Korea scatters one million propaganda leaflets over South Korea

Helium balloons from North Korea have scattered around one million propaganda leaflets in South Korea, Seoul has said. The move comes amid an ongoing …

India Outlines Ambitious Agenda To Boost Startups As Well As Stem Their Exodus To Foreign Lands

Surrounded by hundreds of entrepreneurs in New Delhi on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Startup India action plan, intended to remove the many hurdles in the path of the country’s startups. The unveiling by Modi was from a pedestal bearing the phrase “We unobstacle” and the …

Vladimir Putin Claims That Russia Has Developed an Ebola Vaccine

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that his country has developed a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.<p>After a series of tests, …

UN chief warns Syrian starvation a war crime

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the use of starvation as a weapon in Syria amounts to a war crime after the second international convoy arrived in the famine-struck town of Madaya to deliver humanitarian aid.<p>Ban said on Thursday that residents in the rebel-held town, which has been …

'Assassin' supernova discovered that is 570bn times brighter than sun

Astronomers find brightest star explosion ever, located 3.8bn light-years away, which is more luminous than entire Milky Way<p>Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that easily outshines our entire Milky Way.<p>An international team revealed “the most powerful …

Universe

January hurricane forms in Atlantic for first time since 1938

Hurricane Alex develops near Azores in water barely warm enough for any storm to form, say US researchers<p>A hurricane has formed far out in the Atlantic Ocean, the first time such an event has happened in January since 1938, US officials said.<p>Hurricane Alex’s maximum sustained winds were near 85mph …