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Nuclear proliferation experts are urgently researching an apparent earthquake in North Korea that struck 31 miles from a previous nuclear test site. Chinese seismologists said the magnitude 3.4 quake was caused by a man-made blast, but South Korean officials said it could be a natural quake and not another nuclear test. Lassina Zerbo, of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO), said in a Twitter post that analysts were working to establish which it was.
Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Warren Buffett discussed his decision to invest in Apple and not Google at length at this year’s annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting (you can find insights from the meeting here: 10 Insights from the Berkshire Hathaway Weekend).
A television spot asking viewers for information about the 2016 death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich will launch soon in Washington, D.C. As theories circulate around the unsolved death, the spot will include Russian subtitles. Rich, 27, was fatally shot in July 2016 while walking home late at night in Washington.
A farmer saved her herd of 70 cows from an abattoir and raised thousands of pounds to send them to an animal sanctuary. Jill Smith, from Cork in Ireland, wanted to save the cows from slaughter after retiring and launched an appeal to ship the animals to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich. With the help of animal lovers, Ms Smith managed to raise more than €9,000 to ship the herd to safety.
A couple in Sri Lanka are being investigated for allegedly deploying at least 250 school children to carry the train of the two-mile wedding saree of the bride. The couple who apparently wanted to make their wedding memorable and were aspiring to set a Guinness world record for the longest saree got the students of a state-owned school to carry the train of the garment as the duo walked down a main road, AFP reported. The students were reportedly from the school named after Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayaka, who was one of the chief guests at the wedding.
Tullow Oil said on Saturday that an international ruling on an ocean boundary between Ghana and Ivory Coast would leave its TEN fields within Ghanaian waters, allowing it to resume new drilling around year end. "Tullow will now work with the Government of Ghana to put in place the necessary permits to allow the restart of development drilling in the TEN fields," the firm said in a statement sent to reporters.
A Saudi cleric has been banned from preaching after making bizarre claims that women's brains shrink to a quarter the size of a man's after they go shopping. Saudi state TV quoted officials who said Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri was suspended from all religious activity after explaining why he believed women shouldn't drive. Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving, despite ambitious government targets to increase their public role, especially in the workforce.
Iran's state media on Saturday (September 23) reported that the country successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000km (1,200 miles) which it displayed at a military parade a day earlier.The missile launch is likely to make U.S. hackles rise as it came days after Donald Trump called Iran an "economically depleted rogue state" that exports violence.
Deliveroo, the restaurant delivery app that is one of the most prominent members of Britain's 'gig economy', has snapped up more than £225m in new funding from two US-headquartered fund management giants. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Fidelity and T. Rowe Price have agreed to invest in the UK-based technology start-up as part of a deal valuing it at well over £1.1bn. The two fund managers are investing in Deliveroo as part of a fundraising that could be announced as soon as next week.
Thousands of motorists were left trapped on the M3 after a bomb scare closed the motorway for 12 hours. Football fans travelling to watch Southampton's clash with Manchester United were forced to abandon their vehicles and trek one-and-a-half miles to the nearest train station amid the chaos. The main road connecting London and Southampton came to a standstill as police sealed off the road following the discovery of a "suspicious package" near Winchester around 4am.
A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico just days after devastating tremors killed more than 200 people. The tremors swayed buildings in Mexico City as the region recovers from a 7.1 magnitude quake that claimed at least 295 lives on Tuesday. Alejandra Castellanos was on the second floor of a hotel in a central area and ran down the stairs and outside with her husband when quake alarms sounded.
The CampStove 2 is a wood burner which uses no charcoal or liquid fuels to operate, using only wood for fires. The creators, BioLite, claim that the stove reduces smoke by 90%, which could have a major impact the health of users. Around 1.5 million deaths per year happen due to inhalation from smokey stoves, and it is a common method of cooking in developing countries around the world.
Donald Trump has called for the firing of American football players who kneel during the pre-match national anthem in protest of the treatment of black people by police.
By Olesya Astakhova JARKUDUK, Uzbekistan (Reuters) - Uzbekistan will no longer have thousands of students, teachers and healthcare workers pick the cotton harvest, Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov said on Saturday, confirming a halt to a practice condemned abroad as forced labour. Government officials and other sources told Reuters earlier this week the Central Asian nation, one of the world's leading cotton exporters, had abruptly withdrawn students, teachers and medical workers from the autumn harvest.
A US student spent three days trapped inside a cave after getting lost on a university field trip. Lukas Cavar, 19, was visiting the Sullivan Cave, in Indiana, last Sunday when he became separated from his classmates. The Indiana University physics student had left his group in a bid to avoid a section of the cave known as the “backbreaker” - because of its low ceiling - but took a wrong turn.
A student has revealed what are believed to be the last words of a London headteacher feared kidnapped by pirates she kayaked alone in the Amazon. The experienced adventurer, of Finchley, was trying to paddle from the source of the Amazon in Peru, through Brazil, to its mouth at the Atlantic. Ms Kelty, who was 42 days into her 4,000 mile trip when she vanished, had been documenting her journey on social media.
A Nuclear Test Monitoring Agency has reported two seismic events in North Korea. Both the CTBTO Agency and South Korea said early analysis suggested it was unlikely the tremors were man-made. South Korea’s meteorological agency said early indications suggested it was a natural earthquake because no soundwaves specific to man-made tremors had been identified. The agency put the tremor at magnitude 3.0. China’s earthquake administration initially announced it had detected a magnitude 3.4 tremor in North Korea at a depth of ‘zero kilometres’. Said to be a ‘suspected explosion’, it raised fears Kim Jong-un’s regime had conducted another nuclear test. In recent months, a number of tremors have been detected in the isolated state, with the most recent being earlier in September. All have been considered indications of nuclear tests, raising tensions and prompting a fresh round of United Nations sanctions. The earthquake on Saturday (September 23) was detected in North Hamgyong Province, which is also the location of the country’s Punggyeri nuclear site, according to South Korea’s meteorological agency. China’s Foreign Ministry gave no immediate statement, but state media outlets and social media widely reported the news. Magnitude-3.4 zero-depth quake detected in North Korea, at roughly the same site as shallow quake on Sept. 3 that was caused by nuclear test pic.twitter.com/dkMhaipJv2— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 23, 2017
Health authorities have issued a warning to Americans traveling to Mexico, after methamphetamine was found in bottles of 7-Up. According to a Friday press release from medical nonprofit Banner Health, the bottles of 7-Up contaminated with the drug were consumed in Mexicali, Mexico, with an investigation underway to determine how the narcotic made its way into the soda. A batch of soda sold in Mexico was laced with deadly methamphetamine.
In 1932 Winston Churchill said "Fifty years hence, we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium." While the former Prime Minister's timing was out by nearly four decades, in recent weeks his prediction has moved a step closer to reality. Similarly, Bill Gates and Richard Branson joined a consortium which is pumping $17 million into San Francisco–based Memphis Meats. The money certainly has come a long way since the late '90s, when PETA first started putting what now looks like pocket change into research into "test-tube meat." It was then that I read a blurb in the New Scientist about the late Dutch researcher and entrepreneur Willem van Eelen, who, sickened by the bloodshed of war, began to explore the possibility of growing edible meat without having to slaughter animals.
Schools must teach all pupils about British values, particularly as some children are “encouraged to resist” them at home, the head of Ofsted has said. Amanda Spielman, who has held the post since January, said the education system should play a “vital role” in upholding British values, in a society where she said some children are growing up in environments that are “actively hostile” towards them. Speaking to officials in the city on Friday, Ms Spielman said: “That is why what we call British values are so important.
In fact, dates who don’t look like the same person in their profiles or who look different in every photo seems to be a common complaint among most Tinder swipers. Online community Reddit has threads filled with singles asking for help about what to do when your date just doesn’t look the same. Researchers from the University of Bristol in England decided to study how different facial expressions influence how we view others.
New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern said the ruling National Party had taken the largest number of votes in Saturday's general election, but the race was not over yet. The National Party had 46.1 percent of the votes with over 97 percent of results counted, while Labour had 35.7 percent of the votes, according to the Electoral Commission. New Zealand First had 7.5 percent of the votes, putting it position to hold the balance of power in the German-style proportional representation system.