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European Union calls for end to North Korean ballistic missile programme

North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles from Hwangju in the North Hwanghae Province at around 12:14 p.m. local time, Yonhap News Service and the AP reported, citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. North Korea previously launched a ballistic missile about two weeks ago. It comes only 10 days after the Security Council adopted a press statement condemning the North's launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine.



South Sudan puts sharp limits on new peacekeeping force

It's hoped the 4,000 troops of the Security Council-mandated Regional Protection Force will provide the stability to allow some people displaced by the 3 year conflict to return home. The communique further states that the Transitional Government has expressed its readiness to implement chapter 5 of the agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan, and would work with African Union in setting up the hybrid court for South Sudan.



Hermine's path shifts away from New York City

Parts of the East Coast drew a meteorological reprieve Sunday after the powerful Hermine storm system drifted farther east than forecast, diminishing the threat of further damage after walloping parts of the Southeast with high winds , heavy rains and storm surge.


Twin bombings near Afghanistan's Defense Ministry kill 5

Twin bombings near Afghanistan's Defense Ministry kill 5

Mohammad Radmanesh, deputy spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said one suicide bomber blew himself up and then, as people gathered at the scene, the second bomber followed suit. A suicide bomber struck the area just minutes after the first explosion, in an assault apparently aimed at inflicting mass casualties as officials left the ministry after work.