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North Korea nuclear site shows 'disturbances,' landslides

North Korea nuclear site shows 'disturbances,' landslides

World
Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Satellite imagery taken of North Korea's nuclear site a day after its sixth nuclear test shows numerous "surface disturbances" and landslides, according to analysts writing for 38 North, the Johns Hopkins University website dedicated to North Korea issues.The images were taken on Sept. 4, in the aftermath of the artificial quake generated after a 100-kiloton explosion rocked the area -- and tremors were felt across the China border and as far as Vladivostok, Russia."These disturbances are more numerous and widespread than what we have seen from any of the five tests North Korea previously conducted," say analysts Frank V. Pabian, Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., and Jack Liu.Tremors have lifted out fields, but the powerful explosion on Sunday did not trigger a mountain collapse -- ...
North Korea's nuclear test site at risk of imploding, Chinese scientist says

North Korea's nuclear test site at risk of imploding, Chinese scientist says

Finance
The single mountain under which North Korea most likely conducted its five most recent nuclear bomb tests, including the latest and most powerful on Sunday, could be at risk of collapsing, a Chinese scientist said.By measuring and analyzing the shock waves caused by the blasts, and picked up by quake stations in China and neighboring countries, researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui province, said they were confident that they were all carried out from under the same mountain at the Punggye-ri test site.The team from the seismic and deep earth physics laboratory made the claim in a statement posted on their website on Monday. Its leader, geophysicist Wen Lianxing, said that based on data collected by more than 100 earthquake monitoring centers in C...
Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

World
Israel began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine early Tuesday morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world and triggered some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years. The Israeli security Cabinet had met for a second straight day Monday to find an alternative to the metal detectors, which were installed following a deadly Palestinian attack at the holy site. Associated Press photos showed a worker dismantling one of the devices at Lions Gate before 2:00 a.m. "The Security Cabinet accepted the recommendation of all of the security bodies to incorporate security measures based on advanced technologies ("smart checks") and other measures instead of metal detectors," Israel announced Tuesday morning. It said the measure will...
Israel reopens holy site after police killings

Israel reopens holy site after police killings

World
Israel has reopened a holy mosque compound after it was closed on Friday when two policemen were shot dead.The site is known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and is an area of huge religious importance to both faiths.The compound was closed for the first time in decades after three Arab citizens of Israel fled to the site after killing two police officers.The gunmen fled to the holy site where they were shot dead by security forces.Image:Metal detectors were installed at an entrance to the compound The reopening was met with resistance from Muslims who refused to enter due to the installation of metal detectors outside.Sheikh Omar Kiswani, director of the Al-Aqsa mosque that sits within the compound, said: "We reject the changes imposed by the Israeli government - ...