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North Korea ‘resuming work’ on nuclear reactor

Satellite imagery has revealed that North Korea has resumed work on a light water reactor that analysts believe indicates Pyongyang’s intention to push ahead with efforts to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons. The Yongbyon nuclear facility in Yongbyon, North Korea in November 2010 (left) and in April 2012 Photo: GeoEye/AP tag –> Julian Ryall in Tokyo 10:11AM BST 17 May ...

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Kashmir horror: 358 kids die in hospital in five months

May 17: Rattled by large number of children’s death in Srinagar’s GB Pant children hospital, Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered a high-level enquiry to probe the alarming death rate in the hospital. The government appointed director of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Showkat Zargar as the enquiry officer and asked him to submit the report on the ...

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Non-White U.S. Births Become the Majority for First Time

Minority babies outnumbered white newborns in 2011 for the first time in U.S. history, the latest milestone in a demographic shift that’s transforming the nation. The percentage of white newborns fell to 49.6 percent of children younger than a year old from April 2010 to July 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau said today. The trend is likely to have a ...

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Mladic instigated ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, UN court told

AFP – Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic went on trial accused of carrying out a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing and Europe’s worst massacre since World War II. Mladic’s trial opened at the Yugoslav war crimes court in The Hague, also watched in a live broadcast in Sarajevo by widows and other relatives of victims of the 1995 ...

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Syria accused of new ‘massacre,’ UN team evacuated

AFP – Syrian forces were accused of summarily executing 15 civilians, as members of a UN team of observers were evacuated from a shelled town the day after a bomb blast hit their convoy. Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, however, accused the West of ignoring violence by “terrorists” and said he would demand an explanation from Annan when he visits Damascus ...

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