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‘Bad Boys For Life’ tops the North American box office with $59.2M

‘Bad Boys For Life’ tops the North American box office with $59.2M

Entertainment
Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Bad Boys For Life -- an action comedy starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence -- is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $ 59.2 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. The film debuted this weekend along with No. 2 Dolittle, which brought in $ 22.5 million. They were followed by 1917 at No. 3 -- last week's No. 1 -- with $ 22.1 million, Jumanji: The Next Level at No. 4 with $ 9.6 million and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at No. 5 with $ 8.4 million. Rounding out the top tier are Just Mercy at No. 6 with $ 6 million, Little Women at No. 7 with $ 5.9 million, Knives Out at No. 8 with $ 4.3 million, Like a Boss at No. 9 with $ 3.8 million and Frozen II at No. 10 with $ 3.7 million. Let's block ads! (Why?) Entert...
Mike Horn and Boerge Ousland: North Pole explorers complete epic trek

Mike Horn and Boerge Ousland: North Pole explorers complete epic trek

Science
Two explorers who trekked hundreds of miles at the North Pole and were running out of food have reached safety after an epic journey across the ice.South African Mike Horn and Norwegian Boerge Ousland covered about 1,800km (1,120 miles) on treacherous drifting ice in the past couple of months.Because of delays, they had been expected to run out of food by Friday.However, they managed to meet up with two Norwegians sent to rescue them despite a local storm.The latest Instagram update on Sunday showed a picture of the four men on their way to the Norwegian polar research ship, the Lance, which was due to pick them up. An earlier entry described how the two pairs had got closer and closer to each ot...
Checkerboard of unharvested corn in snowy North Dakota seen in NASA image

Checkerboard of unharvested corn in snowy North Dakota seen in NASA image

Science
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- NASA's Landsat 7 satellite revealed a unique checker board-like pattern across South Dakota this week. The patchwork pattern of brown and white box-like shapes was created by a unique combination of weather and agricultural phenomena. After NASA's satellite captured the image, Daryl Ritchison, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, was one of the first to notice the pattern and surmise the cause. "I'm 100 percent sure it is all corn," Ritchison wrote on Twitter. Ritchson was right. Snow in November and December in North Dakota is common, but rarely is so much corn still in the ground in December. According to some reports, not since 2000 has so much corn been left unharvested so late in the season. Data from the National Agricultural Statistics-North D...
North Korea fires possible submarine-launched missile

North Korea fires possible submarine-launched missile

World
A North Korean missile launch is being investigated as a possible test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, according to South Korean officials.The secretive state fired at least one projectile towards its eastern sea in what appeared to be a display of improved military capabilities. If North Korea has developed a missile which can be launched from a submarine, this means the weapons could travel further than the current range. The US is due to restart nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang this week after talks fell apart in February.It is understood North Korea has been willing to offer partial denuclearisation in return for the US lifting crippling sanctions and providing security guarantees. Advertisement ...
Prices stabilize in North Korea, but growth is negative, think tank says

Prices stabilize in North Korea, but growth is negative, think tank says

World
Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Prices and exchange rates have stabilized in North Korea since Kim Jong Un fully assumed power in 2012, a South Korean think tank said in a report released Monday. The stabilization of key macroeconomic indicators does not mean the economy has been making progress, despite claims from the regime. North Korea registered negative GDP growth in 2017 and 2018, South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported. The North Korea economic review from South Korea government-run Korea Development Institute published Monday credited the stabilization of prices in the Kim Jong Un era to changes in policy, including less state intervention in North Korean agriculture. "After the North Korean authorities' currency reform failed several times, and prices surged, they gave up state control...