North Korea is constructing a giant storage and assembly area for its nuclear ballistic missiles

North Korea is constructing a giant storage and assembly area for its nuclear ballistic missiles, according to an analysis of new satellite photographs, as it consolidates its weapons of mass destruction following the failure of talks between Kim Jong-un and President Trump. The new base close to Pyongyang’s main airport includes underground storage areas and buildings tall enough to accommodate the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which has the potential to strike North American cities with nuclear warheads. According to the analysis by a US think tank, it is likely to be finished late this year or early in 2021. … Continue reading North Korea is constructing a giant storage and assembly area for its nuclear ballistic missiles

A man called ‘Wuhan’ has named his son after one of the districts where covid-19 is believed to have started

A man called ‘Wuhan’ has named his son after one of the districts where covid-19 is believed to have started. Wu Hanshi – which translates as Wuhan City – lives in the city of Linyi in east China’s Shandong Province. The mobilisation follows intelligence reports and satellite imagery showing refugee groups being moved from remote inland areas to Turkey’s western shores — regions traditionally used by traffickers to smuggle people to remote Greek islands kilometres away. “We have noticed some suspicious movements,” a senior Greek government official said. “As a result we have ordered a heightened alert for the next … Continue reading A man called ‘Wuhan’ has named his son after one of the districts where covid-19 is believed to have started

High sulphur dioxide levels at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak could be a sign of mass cremations

High sulphur dioxide levels at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak could be a sign of mass cremations, it has been claimed.  Satellite maps in recent days have shown alarming levels of SO2 around Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak began. Members of a World Health Organization expert mission flew to China to help coordinate the response to the virus, which has infected more than 40,000 people and killed at least 908. The country reported 97 deaths on Sunday, its largest toll in a single day since the outbreak was detected in December. Meanwhile, a further 60 cases were … Continue reading High sulphur dioxide levels at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak could be a sign of mass cremations

Antarctica has had its highest recorded temperature of 18.3C

Antarctica has had its highest recorded temperature of 18.3C, beating 2015’s record of 17.5C. The Antarctic Peninsula, where this week’s reading was taken at the Argentine research base Esperanza, is among the world’s fastest warming regions, rising 3C over the past 50 years. Paul was found in late October curled up on the still-smoking ground after fire tore through a nature reserve at Lake Cathie, 250 miles north of Sydney. A firefighter rushed him to the nearby Port Macquarie koala hospital. After 13 weeks of intensive care, including a month in the home of a 24-hour carer, and dozens of … Continue reading Antarctica has had its highest recorded temperature of 18.3C

China has extended its Lunar New Year holiday by three days in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus

China has extended its Lunar New Year holiday by three days in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has now claimed 81 lives. Millions of people travel home to be with family during the celebrations and Beijing hopes to keep people inside and avoid more infections by extending the festivities to Sunday. And reports say her husband Denis found his wife covered in blood moments later and called for an ambulance. Police in Talitsa, Sverdlovsk, Russia, have since confirmed the baby was put in a washing machine. Shifting poll results in recent months point to a … Continue reading China has extended its Lunar New Year holiday by three days in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus