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North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: US officials2017/06/24
WASHINGTON: North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.
The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile trials this year, could be for the smallest stage of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) rocket engine, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity ...

Man chops off step-daughter's ears 'on command of a ghost'2017/06/24
NEW DELHI: A man in Delhi chopped off his step-daughter's ears late Thursday, claiming to be commanded by 'ghost'.
The accused, Amrit Bahadur, told police he saw a 'ghost' around 2am who asked him to make the girl, Bina, cry if he were not to die, reported the Times of India.
Following the command, he first poured water on the girl to make her cry but the ghost asked him for blood so he "chopped a bit of her ear ...

Arab states demand Qatar closes Jazeera, cuts back ties to Iran2017/06/24
DUBAI: Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.
The demands aimed at ending the worst Gulf Arab crisis in years appear designed to quash a two decade-old foreign policy in which Qatar has punched well above its weight, striding the stage as a peace broker, often in conflicts in Muslim lands ...

France dismisses call for new Calais migrant center, sees more police2017/06/24
Paris: France's interior minister rejected calls from charities for a new migrant reception center in the northern port of Calais, where hundreds who have fled war and poverty are again roaming the streets in search of food and shelter.
The minister, Gerard Collomb, visited the port city on Friday and earlier said extra police would be drafted into the area ...

Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks: police2017/06/24
SYDNEY: Sydney will install concrete barricades in a prominent pedestrian-only thoroughfare to mitigate against the risk of a vehicle attack by extremists, Australian police said on Friday, after recent incidents in Europe and the United States.
Australia's largest city was also considering more permanent measures such as bollards, garden beds or other landscaping features in Martin Place, which houses a war memorial, the headquarters of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the U ...

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