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North Korea Leader Inspects Possible Atomic Bomb in Previously Unseen Photo

A photograph of what appeared to be former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il inspecting one of the country’s first atomic bombs was revealed in footage of a Pyongyang arms conference earlier this week. The image of Kim Jong Il looking at a globe-like object, never before seen by the Western world, shows up for a few seconds in a video of the conference that his son and current leader, ... Read More »

Sandy Hook Shooting: Former press secretary shares Heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down

On the fifth anniversary of the deadly massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former President Barack Obama’s press secretary took to social media to remember the aftermath of the attack. Jay Carney tweeted on Thursday about the panic that ensued at the White House on Dec. 14, 2012, after news broke about the attack, in which a shooter gunned down 20 children and six adults at the ... Read More »

Hell on Earth: Fierce winds fuel #wildfire as California firefighters battle on

California firefighting crews may face on Thursday another round of fierce gusts that have fed a volatile wildfire, one of the largest in the state’s history, as they protect homes from flames and build control lines. The so-called Thomas Fire, already the state’s fifth-largest blaze of its kind on record, threatened the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Summerland and Montecito early on Thursday after destroying more than 700 homes since ... Read More »

Protests Erupt As Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

Palestinians took to the streets on Wednesday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s highly controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city. People in Gaza City and the city of Rafah chanted “Death to America,” “death to Israel” and “down with Trump.” They burned American and Israeli flags as well as photos of Trump, who alerted world leaders ... Read More »

North Korea says war is inevitable and the US refuses to back down

North Korean state media said on Thursday that tensions between Washington and Pyongyang had increased so much that war had now become inevitable and that the only question was when. The US and South Korean militaries are currently participating in an air-power exercise on the Korean Peninsula involving a record number of stealth jets and an increased pace of simulated bomb runs. But amid North Korea’s and the US’s escalating ... Read More »

#lafire: Hundreds of thousands of Californians flee as #Wildfire spreads

Hundreds of thousands of Californians have fled their homes since wildfires broke out Monday and fanned across the region toward Los Angeles. Multiple aggressive blazes have popped up around Los Angeles. The closest is the 475-acre wildfire called the Skirball fire, about 17 miles outside the city. The wildfire broke out Wednesday morning and quickly torched several multimillion-dollar mansions in Bel-Air and forced Interstate 405 to shut down as Californians ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth in a Matchy-Matchy Fashion Moment With Nigeria’s High Commissioner

An audience with the Queen is always an occasion worth dressing up for, but what happens when you coordinate with her royal highness? When Queen Elizabeth II received his excellency Nigerian High Commissioner George Oguntade and his wife Modupe, the trio created a fashion moment of epic proportions in the same vibrant color scheme. With Mrs. Oguntade wearing a beautiful striped ipele that matched perfectly with her husband’s agbada, the ... Read More »

Pound soars against the euro on Brexit divorce bill breakthrough

The pound bounced back on currency markets yesterday after the Telegraph revealed that Brexit negotiators have broken the deadlock on the UK’s divorce bill. After being dragged down earlier in the day by Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s gloomy warning of potential Brexit “pain”, sterling spiked above €1.12 against the euro as traders piled into the currency on news of a breakthrough in talks.  The news propelled the pound from ... Read More »

North Korea fires ballistic missile towards Japan in latest act of aggression

North Korea has fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew higher than any of its previous efforts, shattering a two-month respite from military tests, with experts suggesting that Pyongyang is technically close to putting Washington DC within range. The Pentagon said it believed the projectile was an ICBM that travelled roughly 1,000 km (620 miles) eastward before plunging into the Sea of Japan. The Japanese Defence Ministry believe the ... Read More »

Woman with Down’s Syndrome makes history at beauty pageant

Mikayla Holmgren made history last weekend as she became the first woman with Down’s Syndrome to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant. The 22-year-old university student and dancer won both the Spirit of Miss USA Award and the Director’s Award at the event. And as she took to the stage at the Ames Centre in Burnsvill to receive her trophies, the audience gave her a well-deserved standing ovation. The ... Read More »

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