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A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting all ...
US military aids Turkey anti-IS operation in Syria
The United States is providing Turkey's military with air cover, intelligence and advisers in its offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group inside Syria, a senior US official said on Wednesday. The official was traveling with US Vice President Joe Biden, who arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for meetings with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, in an effort to help improve relations strained by Turkey's coup d'etat attempt last month. US advisers are communicating with the Turkish military about a plan to take the Syrian border town of Jarabulus, a key IS stronghold that is a primary objective of the Turkish offensive, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) ? A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude 6.8 shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said.
Lawyer: Timbuktu residents felt shame after sites destroyed
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) ? By reducing historic mausoleums in Timbuktu to dusty piles of rubble, Islamic extremists left residents feeling shame at the desecration of their saints and ancestors, a lawyer said Wednesday at the trial of the man accused of leading the destruction.
France's DCNS says India submarine data leak may be 'economic warfare'
By Matt Siegel and John Irish SYDNEY/PARIS (Reuters) - French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday it may have been the victim of "economic warfare" after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. India opened an investigation after The Australian newspaper published documents relating to the submarine's combat capabilities, raising concerns over another major contract with Australia. The leak contains more than 22,000 pages outlining the details of six submarines that DCNS has designed for the Indian Navy.
Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace dealBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) ? Negotiators for Colombia's government and leftist rebels are putting the final touches on a historic peace deal that they hope to announce in the coming hours.
North Korea test-fires sub-launched missile close to Japan
North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched missile 500 kilometres (around 300 miles) towards Japan, marking what weapons analysts called a clear step forward for its nuclear strike ambitions. The flight distance, which was tracked by South Korea's military Joint Chiefs of Staff, far exceeded any previous SLBM tests, suggesting significant progress in technical prowess. A proven SLBM system would take North Korea's nuclear strike threat to a new level, allowing deployment far beyond the Korean peninsula and a "second-strike" capability in the event of an attack on its military bases.
Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples
A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging around 60 pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. At least one man was killed in Magway region where the quake struck, said Han Zaw Win, a local MP from Pakokku township.