North Korea’s mountain mystery: Is Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site still functional?

In upcoming talks between the United States and North Korea, one of the key details is a mystery at a 7,200-foot-high point in the country’s north: Mount Mantap. This mountain hosts part of a facility, Punggye-ri, that has been the site of all six of North Korea’s nuclear weapons tests. The most recent test, carried out underground on Sept. […] WorldViews

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Latin America is the world’s most violent region. A new report investigates why.

Friends of 13-year-old Maria Eduarda Alves da Conceicao — killed by stray bullets while in a gym class at her school — attend her funeral in Mesquita, north of Rio de Janeiro, on April 1, 2017. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) Latin America is home to just 8 percent of the world’s population, but 33 percent of its homicides. In fact, just four ...

Read More » | ‘I expected it. Now it’s time for another fight’ – De Lille after motion passes

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is not surprised by the result of the Democratic Alliance Cape Town caucus’ successful motion of no confidence in her, and is preparing for another fight. News24 Top Stories

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Man charged in connection to gun call that placed Beaumont schools on ‘hold and secure’

A 35-year-old man has been charged with uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose after an incident that shut down two Edmonton-area schools Monday.

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Macron attacks nationalism in speech to US Congress

His comments have been widely interpreted as a thinly veiled attack on Mr Trump’s America First agenda. BBC News – World

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Ominous Anonymous strikes again – warns world to ‘prepare’ for World War 3 in a chilling video.

Ominous Anonymous - warns world to ‘prepare’ for World War 3 in a chilling video.

Using their signature Guy Fawkes character,the famous activist group Anonymous has released a chilling new video — urging people across the globe to “prepare” for World War III — as the US and North Korea continue to move “strategic pieces into place” for battle. From the video : All the signs of a looming war on the Korean Peninsula are surfacing… ...

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John Kerry, in a Final, Pointed Plea, Will Outline a Vision of Mideast Peace

At this late date, weeks ahead of the inauguration of Mr. Trump, who openly lobbied on Israel’s side against the United Nations resolution, it is unclear what Mr. Kerry hopes to achieve from the speech, other than to leave a set of principles that he believes will one day emerge as the basis for talks, if and when they resume. ...

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Killers on a Shoestring: Inside the Gangs of El Salvador

The boy, gangly and pimply, is a fledgling member of the 18th Street Revolutionaries, a faction of the 18th Street gang, and he works as an extremely small-time roadside extortionist. He collects $ 15 monthly from each of three food trucks that rumble through his district carrying chewing gum, Pepsi sodas and Bimbo bread. He then turns over the proceeds ...

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