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HRW says Trump is 'disaster' for human rights, fuels authoritarians

Donald Trump.U.S. President Donald Trump’s record on human rights in his first year in office has been a “disaster” and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday.


Japan issues false alarm over missile launch, days after Hawaii alert gaffe

Japan issued a false missile warning.Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm on Tuesday saying North Korea appeared to have launched a missile and urging people to take shelter, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.


Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

A missile.An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii’s residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the “wrong button,” Hawaii’s governor said.

Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger arms sales role

Trump wants to increase US arms exports.The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new “Buy American” plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the U.S. weapons industry, going beyond the limited assistance they currently provide, officials said.


U.S. firm 'gets go-ahead' to try to solve one of world's greatest aviation mysteries

MH370 debris.Malaysia will allow a U.S.-based exploration firm to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an airline support group told families of the victims on Friday, in a bid to solve one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.


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