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US aviation authority orders inspection of Boeing 737s
US aviation authority orders inspection of Boeing 737s

The US Federal Aviation Agency plans to inspect more than a thousand Boeing 737 airplanes to check for corrosion on certain pins that could compromise safety.

US aviation authority orders inspection of Boeing 737s
N. Korea preparing for fourth nuclear test: South
N. Korea preparing for fourth nuclear test: South

North Korea appears to be preparing for a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Monday, following intelligence reports of heightened activity at its main atomic test site.

N. Korea preparing for fourth nuclear test: South
Russian unmanned drone. ©RIA Novosti
Russian drones tested in Kazakhstan

Russian drones have been tested by the 36th air assault brigade of Kazakhstan Armed Forces.

Russian drones tested in Kazakhstan
US slaps sanctions on key N. Korea bank, officials
US slaps sanctions on key N. Korea bank, officials

The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on North Korea's primary foreign exchange bank and four senior officials, upping the pressure on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program.

US slaps sanctions on key N. Korea bank, officials
US, China to increase nuclear sanctions on N. Korea
US, China to increase nuclear sanctions on N. Korea

The United States and China will on Thursday seek to tighten the UN sanctions screws on North Korea after its widely condemned nuclear bomb test last month.

US, China to increase nuclear sanctions on N. Korea
Japan identifies cause of Dreamliner fuel leak
Japan identifies cause of Dreamliner fuel leak

Japanese engineers probing problems with Boeing's Dreamliners have identified the cause of fuel leaks but are still investigating more serious issues with the aircraft's batteries.

Japan identifies cause of Dreamliner fuel leak
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Boeing seeks temporary fix for suspect batteries: report

US aerospace giant Boeing is considering an interim plan to protect its 787 Dreamliner if its batteries overheat or catch fire.

Boeing seeks temporary fix for suspect batteries: report
Paraguay ex-president to take paternity test
Paraguay ex-president to take paternity test

Paraguay's ex-president Fernando Lugo will have to undergo court-ordered DNA testing, after a judge ruled in favor of a woman who says he fathered her 11-year old son.

Paraguay ex-president to take paternity test
Japanese Prime Minsiter Shinzo Abe.
Obama vows to defend Japan with US nuclear umbrella

President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday a "steadfast" commitment to defend Japan, including preventing nuclear attacks on its ally in the wake of North Korea's third nuclear test.

Obama vows to defend Japan with US nuclear umbrella
Brussels calls for DNA tests, EU police in horsemeat crisis
Brussels calls for DNA tests, EU police in horsemeat crisis

The EU's executive called in Europe's law enforcers and urged bloc-wide DNA food testing on Wednesday to restore consumer confidence in a widening scandal over horsemeat-tainted processed food.

Brussels calls for DNA tests, EU police in horsemeat crisis
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Kazakhstan condemns N.Korean nuclear test

Kazakhstan calls Pyongyang to abandon any steps that may lead to escalation of the tension: Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry.

Kazakhstan condemns N.Korean nuclear test
With test, N. Korea threat looks more real
With test, N. Korea threat looks more real

With a defiant nuclear test, North Korea has shown it poses an increasingly credible threat but some doubt whether even the notoriously bellicose regime would ever use weapons of mass destruction.

With test, N. Korea threat looks more real
Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague. ©REUTERS/Abderrahmane Mokhtari
Britain calls for 'robust response' to N. Korea test

Britain on Tuesday strongly condemned North Korea's announcement that it has staged its most powerful nuclear test yet and called for a "robust response" from the UN Security Council.

Britain calls for 'robust response' to N. Korea test
Full text of N. Korea statement announcing nuclear test
Full text of N. Korea statement announcing nuclear test

Here is the full text of the English-language statement by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency.

Full text of N. Korea statement announcing nuclear test
N. Korea carries out apparent nuclear test
N. Korea carries out apparent nuclear test

North Korea staged an apparent nuclear test Tuesday in a striking act of defiance that, if confirmed, is sure to trigger global condemnation from enemies and allies alike.

N. Korea carries out apparent nuclear test
N. Korea nuclear test could 'tie hands' of South: Ban
N. Korea nuclear test could 'tie hands' of South: Ban

UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that a nuclear test by North Korea could blow up hopes of an eventual reconciliation by "tying the hands" of the South's incoming president.

N. Korea nuclear test could 'tie hands' of South: Ban
US safety board finds clue to Boeing fire, faults FAA
US safety board finds clue to Boeing fire, faults FAA

The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday criticized the government's certification process for the Boeing 787 and said it had pinpointed how a battery fire occurred on one of the planes.

US safety board finds clue to Boeing fire, faults FAA
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What will North Korea's nuclear test reveal?

North Korea's expected atomic test will offer a rare chance to gauge where its nuclear programme is headed, with most expert attention focused on what type of device is detonated and how.

What will North Korea's nuclear test reveal?
N. Korean nuclear test could be tricky to detect
N. Korean nuclear test could be tricky to detect

North Korea has vowed to carry out a third nuclear test, but scientists and concerned foreign governments may have a tough time verifying the actions of the reclusive state.

N. Korean nuclear test could be tricky to detect
Boeing asks US authorities to allow 787 test flights
Boeing asks US authorities to allow 787 test flights

Boeing asked US aviation authorities Monday to let them carry out 787 Dreamliner test flights after the planes were grounded worldwide following a fire risk linked to the plane's lithium batteries.

Boeing asks US authorities to allow 787 test flights