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USFK chief: American troop presence in South Korea not related to end-of-war declaration or peace treaty

USFK chief: American troop presence in South Korea not related to end-of-war declaration or peace treaty

World
SEOUL, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Robert Abrams reaffirmed Friday that the issue of the American troop presence in South Korea is not related to any potential declaration of an end to the Korean War or a peace treaty with North Korea. His remarks came amid controversy over his congressional statement this week, which was seen as signaling the possibility of the U.S. troop withdrawal -- or drawdown -- in the event that a peace treaty is signed with Pyongyang. "USFK's presence remains a matter of the ironclad ROK-U.S. alliance and is not related to any potential declaration of an end to the Korea War or peace treaty," Abrams said in a press release. ROK stands for South Korea's official name, Republic of Korea. "The United States and Republic of Korea firmly agree on ...
Rescuers free South African baby from storm drain

Rescuers free South African baby from storm drain

Business
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in South Africa rescued a newborn baby that had been trapped in a storm drain for several hours Monday afternoon. The newborn girl, whom doctors believe is no more than 3 days old, was diagnosed with mild hypothermia at a local hospital after she was freed from the drain in the city of Durban. Hospital staff declared her survival a "miracle," as she was discovered after passersby heard the faint sounds of her crying. People used their cupboard doors to form makeshift barriers to hold back dirt around rescuers as they worked to free the infant. "The main problem was that she was very cold," Timothy Hardcastle, a doctor at Chief Albert Luthuli Hospital, told News 24. "We warmed her up and washed off dust and cleaned her abrasions. Our colleagues from pediatrics ...
Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa

Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa

Technology
A reservoir that hosts one of southern Africa's largest flamingo populations is drying up. The flamingo eggs are losing their cool, moist protective cover and their inner membranes are hardening, making it difficult for chicks to peck their way out. Predators such as meerkats, dogs and hawks are nearby, waiting for the exhausted chicks to emerge. The site is littered with the bodies of hundreds of dead chicks. The cheeps of chicks trapped inside overheating eggs can be heard. Local and national groups, along with environmental authorities, have stepped in for the rescue operation swiftly organized online and by word of mouth. Bird experts and veterinarians have pitched in. Local diamond mines paid for an emergency flight to carry the first batch of 900 chicks to the capital, Pret...
Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea: Woeful Blues drop out of top four after humiliation on south coast

Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea: Woeful Blues drop out of top four after humiliation on south coast

Sports
CHERRIES' DELIGHT Maurizio Sarri's men are now level with Arsenal on points and goal difference, but have been knocked down to fifth by virtue of goals scored Joshua King scored a brace as Bournemouth thrashed Chelsea at the Vitality Stadium to knock the Blues out of the Premier League’s top four. A well-deserved and memorable 4-0 win was secured with all four goals coming in a rampant second-half display for the Cherries and Blues boss Maurizio Sarri receiving flak from the travelling support. Josh King opened the scoring early in the second half King struck either side of setting up David Brooks before Charlie Daniels headed in a last-gasp fourth which saw Chelsea drop to fifth, below London rivals Arsenal on goal d...