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North Korea Conducts 6th Nuclear Test

SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s military said Sunday that North Korea is believed to have conducted its sixth nuclear test after it detected a strong earthquake, hours after Pyongyang claimed that its leader has inspected a hydrogen bomb meant for a [...]

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dies at 69

Chris Morris reports: Gregg Allman, whose hard-jamming, bluesy sextet the Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the ‘70s, died Saturday due to complications from liver cancer, his longtime manager, [...]

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Off its Coast

The South Korean military says North Korea launched an unidentified projectile early Saturday morning, according to Reuters. The news agency says the unidentified projectile was fired from North Korea’s west coast, citing a South Korean [...]

Japan Readying for North Korea Emergency

Hiroyuki Ishida reports: The United States has deployed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to waters near the Korean Peninsula amid rising military tensions over North Korea. The Japanese government, which has asked the United [...]

SpaceX Reflies and Recovers Booster

Serious, big-time space history was made today: SpaceX successfully used a booster that it had used once before to boost a satellite . Let me say that again. For the first time in history a rocket has been used twice to boost a payload into orbit. [...]

9 Dead in Helicopter Crash in Central Japan Mountains

TOKYO — Japanese authorities confirmed Monday that all nine people aboard a rescue helicopter that crashed in snow-covered mountains in central Japan have been pronounced dead. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said in a statement that the [...]

North Korea Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles into Ocean

North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), with three of them landing in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, in an apparent reaction to huge [...]