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North Korea says it is ready to sink U.S. aircraft carrier

North Korea says it is ready to sink U.S. aircraft carrier

Carl Vinson carrier strike group in the Western Pacific as it approaches waters around the Korean peninsula, Japan's navy said. Pyongyang, considering the deployment an act of provocation, said on Sunday that it was ready to show its own military might by sinking the "nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike".



Donald Trump planning to launch 'preemptive strike' if North Korea tests nuke

Kim Jong Un (R), supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), waves as he reviews the grand celebrations marking the 105th birth anniversary of DPRK founder Kim Il Sung in central Pyongyang, April 15, 2017 . He then stepped up to a podium and clapped with senior government officials to acknowledge the thousands of soldiers and civilians taking part in the parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang , the capital.



U.S. drops 'Mother of all Bombs' on ISIS tunnel compound

That is the official count, while Afghan provincial governor's office spokesman Attaullah Khogyani asserts that the blast killed up to 82 militants, The New York Times reports . Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani threw his support behind the bombardment, emphasising that "precautions were taken to avoid civilian casualties".



Boris Johnson insists Britain will 'stand alongside' Donald Trump against North Korea

South Korea's acting President Kyo-ahn said South Korea would "ensure the early deployment and operation" of a US THAAD anti-ballistic missile system which is now in the country. Japanese government, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is still reeling from the U.S. decision to drop the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.



North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike

Chinese media have talked about the need to cut off the oil supply to the North if it conducts a sixth nuclear test or fires an intercontinental ballistic missile. North Korea was already holding two Americans. None of the US officials who told Reuters about the heightened level of activity by Chinese bombers suggested alarm or signaled that they knew the precise reason for such activity.


Brit tennis star Konta in tears as coach Nastase sent off

Brit tennis star Konta in tears as coach Nastase sent off

Nastase had also been riled by the umpire appealing to the crowd for calm with the Romanian captain interjecting: "It's not the opera, what's your fucking problem?" Williams, who confirmed her pregnancy through a spokeswoman on Wednesday, is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who is white.