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Korea test-fires ballistic missile after Japan-US summit

This is the first such provocative act by the country since President Donald Trump formally took over. North Korea has fired its first ballistic missile this year, in what is seen as a show of force against the leaders of the United States and Japan reaffirming their security alliance.

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Why Are Hundreds Of Whales Beaching Themselves And Dying This Week?

He said because so numerous whales kin were lying dead on the shore it was "very likely" the surviving whales would re-strand themselves at low-tide this afternoon, and DOC was preparing itself to launch a second mass rescue effort. Dead pilot whales sit on the high tide line yesterday in a mass stranding at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay. Dozens of volunteers turned out to help.

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Steinmeier elected Germany's new president

Former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected Germany's president. The current post-holder, President Joachim Gauck, decided against bidding for a second five-year term due to his age - 77. That could create tensions with the United States as he has been an outspoken critic of new President Donald Trump, at one point referring to him as a "preacher of hate".

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Hundreds of volunteers form human chain to prevent whales from beaching

Their efforts were successful, but volunteers were forced to leave 50 surviving alone overnight on Saturday. Earlier, volunteers also managed to refloat around 100 of the more than 400 pilot whales which had beached on Thursday. It occurred along a remote five-kilometre stretch of coastline in Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island. "By taking biopsy samples and doing analyses, we're potentially able to isolate the reason for this", DOC spokesman Herb Christophers told Radio NZ .

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Supreme Court nominee calls President Trump's tweets 'disheartening'

Gorsuch himself weighed in on Trump's rhetoric. "He did not use the word abhorrent but used the word disheartening and demoralizing ", Ron Bonjean, a Trump transition team spokesman, told the Daily News in an email. As of Wednesday afternoon 641 refugees from 13 countries, including five whose citizens were barred from the U.S. under the travel ban, had arrived since a federal judge in Washington ruled against the government.

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Peru offers reward for info to capture ex-president

The Peruvian government has offered a $30,000 (approximately Rs 2 lakh) reward for the capture of former President Alejandro Toledo, who is an accused in a corruption case, AP reported . According to prosecutor Hamilton Castro, Odebrecht and Toledo agreed to a payment of Dollars $20 million directly to the president if he was granted the company the contract for the Southern Interoceanic Highway, which runs through Peruvian territory from the Pacific Ocean to the Brazilian border.