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North Korea ‘probably’ preparing nuclear test, says US think tank

New satellite imagery suggests North Korea is preparing to conduct its fourth nuclear test, a US think tank said today just hours before President Barack Obama (pic) arrives in South Korea for a visit. The analysis by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University echoed recent warnings from South Korea that the North might... Read More

An Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire to cover the retreat of pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk. – Reuters pic, April 25, 2014.

An Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire to cover the retreat of pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk. – Reuters pic, April 25, 2014.

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