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California beach closes after Mexico sewage flows north

Health
The entire shoreline of a Southern California city is closed to swimmers after sewage-contaminated runoff flowed into California from Mexico's Tijuana River. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego County Department of Environment Health issued the order Sunday, expanding the closure that has been in place for months for part of the Imperial Beach coast. Officials say more than 110 million gallons (416 million liters) of toxic storm water has flowed north from Mexico since April. The closure will be in place until testing shows the water is safe. California and the cities of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista sued the Trump administration last year over the recurring toxic flows from Mexico. The lawsuit seeks to force the U.S. government to upgrade the collection system that diverts...
Trump dismisses North Korean tests of ‘some small weapons’

Trump dismisses North Korean tests of ‘some small weapons’

World
US President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about recent North Korean missile tests, appearing to contradict his own national security adviser.In a tweet issued shortly after his arrival in Japan on Sunday, Mr Trump called the missiles "small weapons".US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Saturday that the tests violated UN resolutions on North Korea.President Trump began a state visit to Japan on Sunday by teeing off a round of golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.The two leaders ate breakfast together on Sunday, before heading out to play 16 holes of golf in Chiba, outside the capital Tokyo.Mr Trump has said he wants to strike a deal with Japan to address what he has called a trade imbalance between the two count...
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...
Kim Jong Un’s ‘great satisfaction’ with North Korea missile test

Kim Jong Un’s ‘great satisfaction’ with North Korea missile test

World
By Sharon Marris, news reporter Kim Jong Un watched the recent launch of what appeared to be a new short-range ballistic missile, North Korean state media has confirmed.The country's leader was pictured watching Saturday's drills and expressed "great satisfaction", according to Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Image: Kim Jong Un was pictured with military personnel watching the tests He was also quoted as saying that soldiers should keep a "high alert posture" and strengthen their ability to defend the country.KCNA said: "Praising the People's Army for its excellent operation of modern large-calibre long-range multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons, he said that all ...