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IAEA says North Korea’s rapid weapons progress poses new and global threat

Friday, 29 September 2017 :  The United Nations nuclear watchdog’s chief said on Friday North Korea’s sixth nuclear test conducted on Sept. 3 showed the isolated country has made rapid progress on weapons development that posed a new, global threat. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have increased markedly since the test, …

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Fugitive former Thai PM Yingluck gets five years’ jail in absentia

Thursday, 28 September 2017 :  Thailand’s Supreme Court convicted and sentenced former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison on Wednesday for mismanaging a rice subsidy scheme that cost the country billions of dollars. Yingluck fled abroad last month fearing that the military government, set up after …

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