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North Korea says main nuclear complex operational, warns US

SEOUL - North Korea said on Tuesday its main nuclear complex was operating and it was working to improve the "quality and quantity" of its …

Escudero, too, will make an announcement Thursday at Club Filipino

SENATOR Francis “Chiz” Escudero will also make an announcement at the historic Club Filipino in San Juan on Thursday, just a day after Senator Grace …

Palace declares Sept. 25 a holiday for Eid’l Adha

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has declared September 25 (Friday), which marks the Muslim holiday Eidul Adha, as a regular holiday.<p>“The National …

North Korea says readying satellite, suggesting long-range missile launch | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s space agency is close to developing a new satellite and readying it for launch, state media said on Monday, suggesting it will fire a long-range rocket around a national anniversary next month.<p>North Korea will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its …

China 'building third airstrip on disputed South China Sea islands'

Satellite photographs appear to show China building a third airstrip on Mischief Reef - one of several artificial islands China has created in the Spratly archipelago<p>China appears to be building a third airstrip in contested territory in the South China Sea, a US expert said on Monday, citing …

China

North Korea hints at long-range rocket launch to mark party anniversary

North Korea has hinted at a possible satellite launch, fuelling speculation that it might attempt to fire a long-range rocket to coincide with a key political anniversary in October.<p>North Korea nuclear reactor showing signs of ramp-up, says thinktank<p>Read more<p>Any such launch would invite fresh …

North Korea

How Do Volcanic Eruptions Affect Global Weather?

Volcanic eruptions force geologists and meteorologists to pay attention. This week Mt. Etna erupted producing stunning images like this one. For some amazing satellite views of the eruption follow the Twitter Feed of NOAA’s Dan Lindsey. I wrote earlier this year about Mount Aso, a volcano on the …

Deadly explosions hit Syria's Hasakah

At least 20 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah, state television reported.<p>The broadcaster said they were killed in a blast in the Mahata neighbourhood of the city that followed a first blast in Khashman district.<p>State news agency SANA gave …

World's longest chain of continental volcanoes found hidden in Australia

The world's longest continental volcanic chain has been found running the length of Australia, hidden deep beneath the Earth's crust. It runs for over 2,000 kilometres (1,243 miles), from the Whitsunday Islands in the north of Queensland all the way down near Melbourne in the country's southern …

Geology

German utilities defend nuclear provisions after report | Reuters

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - German utilities rebutted a media report that nuclear operators could be as much as 30 billion euros ($34 billion) short in their provisioning for waste disposal.<p>E.ON questioned the core assumptions in the Spiegel Online report which sent its shares to a 22-year low and …

U.N. nuclear chief to visit Tehran this week: Iranian official

DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog will visit Tehran this week, joining a group of experts who were due to fly late on Monday, Iran’s top nuclear official said.<p>Ali Akbar Salehi spoke in Vienna after meeting International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano, …

Delhi faces dengue fever outbreak

<b>New Delhi, India</b> <b>-</b> Hospitals in Delhi are struggling with an overload of dengue fever patients, as the capital tries to cope with the worst outbreak of the disease in five years, a doctor has told Al Jazeera.<p>Mohammad Yahya, a resident doctor at the Hindu Rao Hospital, said on Tuesday that staff had …

Firefighters race to contain Calif. wildfire before hot weather returns

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — Firefighters made slow progress against two fast-moving wildfires in Northern California early Tuesday, although forecasts for rain midweek signaled temporary relief in what has become a costly, intense wildfire season.<p>The Valley Fire and Butte Fire, the most severe of more …

North Korea main nuclear complex is in 'full operation' as Pyongyang issues warning to US

The North is ready to cope with US hostility with "nuclear weapons any time", the North's Atomic Energy Institute says, as Yongbyon complex is in "full operation"<p>North Korea has confirmed suspicions that it has restarted operations at its Yongbyon nuclear plant and threatened to use nuclear weapons …

North Korea

Refugee crisis: Hungary ready to jail trespassers at razor-wire border

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hungary closed one of the main routes Tuesday that migrants are using to reach the European Union -- plugging the final hole in its border fence with Serbia, implementing harsh new rules for anyone attempting to enter illegally and leaving hundreds massed on its border.<p>A railway carriage …

Under Abbas, majority say they can't speak freely

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Two-thirds of Palestinians say they are afraid to criticize Mahmoud Abbas, according to a poll, and some of the …