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A "Blue Marble" image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's Earth-observing satellite -- Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on Jan. 4, ...
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Brad Deering (Facebook photo) A Costa Rican newspaper says a Canadian man who was killed in that country last week was the victim of a targeted attack. The Costa Rican Times says Brad Deering, a 42-year-old native of Vancouver, B.C. and a Costa Rican resident, was killed Thursday by three gunmen who police believe were attempting to rob his home in a gated community in San Jose. The paper says ...
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Beijing, May 20 (Xinhua-ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired another short-range missile between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. local time after launching a missile on Monday morning, Yonhap News Agency reported.
"North Korea fired one KN-02 short-range missile between 11 a.m. and 12 a.m. and a second one between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday. The second missile is the same type as the KN-02 short-range missile launched on Monday morning," Yonhap quoted Seoul military officials as reporting.
DPRK has already fired six short-range missiles into a same water since last Saturday.
South Korea's presidential office urged DPRK to stop aggravating tensions on the Korean Peninsular after DPRK launched the fifth missile on the third day.
DPRK said Monday that the country' s missiles launch is only part of normal military training for self-defense purpose, its official news agency KCNA reported. (Xinhua-ANI)
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