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North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’

North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’

World
North Korea has fired at least one unknown projectile, less than a week after it tested several short-range missiles, South Korea's military says.The projectile was fired from the Sino-ri location north-west of the capital, Pyongyang, toward the east.The test comes as a top US envoy is in South Korea for talks on how to break the deadlock over nuclear negotiations.Analysts say the North is trying to increase pressure on the US over its failure to make concessions.A meeting in Vietnam between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump ended without agreement in February. Mr Trump walked away from what he described as a bad deal offered by Mr Kim. What do we know about the latest firing?The unidentified projectil...
North Korea fires several short-range missiles

North Korea fires several short-range missiles

World
North Korea has fired several unidentified short-range missiles from its eastern coast, the South Korean military has said.The projectiles were fired from Wonsan on the east coast at around 9am local time on Saturday and flew up to 200km (125 miles) before landing in the ocean, the military said in a statement. The South had previously said the North launched a single missile.South Korea's military has bolstered its surveillance in case of further missile launches, and South Korean and US authorities are analysing the details.If it is confirmed as a firing of a banned ballistic missile, it will be the first such launch since the North's November 2017 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Advertisement ...
Fires, tear gas highlight another round of Yellow Vests protests in Paris

Fires, tear gas highlight another round of Yellow Vests protests in Paris

World
April 20 (UPI) -- Days after Paris firefighters put out a devastating blaze at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, they rushed to extinguish small fires around Place de la Republique set by Yellow Vests protesters demonstrating Saturday against high taxes and economic equality. Paris police fired tear gas at protesters while bicycles, bins, motorbikes and cars alongside streets were set on fire. One group of protesters stole goods from a sports shop after smashing its front window, The Guardian reported. The Yellow Vests protests have been ongoing since last November, starting as a fuel tax revolt but have come to represent social policies and dissatisfaction with the French government in general. Much of action happened at Place de la Republique where protesters set the bulk of the fires and poli...
Nebraska fires head basketball coach Tim Miles

Nebraska fires head basketball coach Tim Miles

Sports
March 26 (UPI) -- The Nebraska Cornhuskers will be looking for a new basketball coach after firing coach Tim Miles on Tuesday. The school announced that they have dismissed Miles after seven seasons. This past year, the team went 19-17; 6-14 in the Big Ten. The season ended for Nebraska after a loss in the NIT Tournament Sunday to TCU. The Cornhuskers have not made the NCAA Tournament since the 2014 season. Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos said in a statement that the team did not have "consistent success" enough for him to continue with Miles as coach. "Tim Miles is a good basketball coach who has put his heart, soul and energy into the Nebraska men's basketball program over the past seven years," Moos said. "Ultimately, we have not maintained a level of consistent success and stabi...
Ancient comet impact triggered fires, climate change, megafauna extinctions

Ancient comet impact triggered fires, climate change, megafauna extinctions

Science
March 13 (UPI) -- Scientists have uncovered new evidence that a cosmic impact sparked wildfires and triggered a period of global climate change at the end of the Pleistocene epoch some 13,000 years ago. Previously, researchers had only found evidence of the period of climatic change known as the Younger Dryas, or YDB, in the Northern Hemisphere. New findings, however, suggest the Southern Hemisphere also experienced a sudden climatic shift -- and much more. "We have identified the YDB layer at high latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere at near 41 degrees south, close to the tip of South America," James Kennett, geology professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara, said in a news release. Kennett is a proponent of the Younger Dryas Boundary Impact Hypothesis, which pos...