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Former spy chief: Denuclearized North Korea not in the cards

In response to the report , Kim Jong-un ordered the army to be ready to launch should he decide on a military action. Mr Kim said North Korea will conduct the planned missile launches if the "Yankees persist in their extremely unsafe reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity" and that the USA should "think reasonably and judge property" to avoid shame, the news agency said.

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How Many Nuclear Weapons and Missiles Does North Korea Have?

Prior to Mattis' statement, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Washington is ready to use the " full range " of its capabilities if provoked by North Korea. They have the land border with North Korea. "I hope they chose to stand with the rest of the world and the United States and create a diplomatic outcome here", Admiral Stavridis said.

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One mayor in Kentucky is pushing to move Confederate monuments

Busch, a Democrat, made his remarks after hundreds of protesters gathered in Charlottesville over the weekend to decry a gathering of white supremacists to rally against plans to remove a Confederate statue. "All of that is to say that nothing about a decision like this is casual for me or for any of us", said Gray. "We can not let them define our future.

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Perseid meteor shower 2017: Spectacular images of shooting stars that thrill stargazers

Robin Scagell, vice president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, said yesterday that this year's shower would be "decent". The display peaked in the United Kingdom on Saturday and into Sunday, but can be seen all around the world. In general, the Perseid meteor showers have 80 meteors an hour. "The Perseids can be very bright and often quite spectacular", said Mr Scagell. STARGAZERS had their eyes and lenses pointed skywards last night as meteors rained down over Dorset.

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A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers

The Artificial Intelligence, as created by OpenAI, learned the gameplay all by itself, from the scratch. Was he indirectly comparing the OpenAI bot with AlphaGo? The OpenAI bot appears to run off a modified version of a genetic machine learning algorithm, meaning it evolves and learns as it plays and discards inferior versions of its code (the company wasn't specific with its language, but a programmer friend of mine who also plays Dota said it sounded like a genetic algorithm).

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'Overwatch' Deathmatch: Two new Arcade modes released on PTR

One of Overwatch's most requested modes is finally making its way into the game. In that Arcade, players can participate in variant game modes that don't really fit in with the standard modes that Blizzard considers the core Overwatch experience.