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Massive New Mexico blaze blamed on miscalculations, errors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service employees made multiple miscalculations, used inaccurate models and underestimated how dry conditions were in the Southwest, causing a planned burn to redu...

Mayor of Taiwan's Hsinchu City tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) tested positive for COVID-19 after getting a fever and experiencing a sore and itchy throat on Thursday afternoon (June 16). CNA...

Taiwan test-fires missiles on east, west coasts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shang Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) test-fired two missiles at Jiupeng military base in Pingtung County and Chenggong Township in Taitung...

Taiwan to test-fire new Thunderbolt-2000 rocket variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shang Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has developed two types of extended-range rockets for the domestically developed Thunderbolt-2000 mul...

N.Korea fires 'long-range' ballistic missile after recent test failure

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a suspected long range ballistic missile toward the sea off its east coast on Thursday, militaries in South Korea and Japan said, about a week after a missile repor...

Taiwan's NCSIST to test fire missiles later this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shang Institute for Science and Technology (NCSIST) announced on Thursday (March 10) that it will test-fire a number of missiles later this month. NC...

N.Korea fires two ballistic missiles from Pyongyang airport, S.Korea says

North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) on Monday from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang, South Korea's military reported, the fourth test this month to dem...

N.Korea fires two ballistic missile from Pyongyang airport, S.Korea says

SEOUL, Jan 17 (Reuters) - North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang on Monday, South Korea's military reported, in the fourth ...

N.Korea's Kim calls for more 'military muscle' after watching hypersonic missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for boosting the country's strategic military forces as he observed the test of a hypersonic missile, state media said on Wednesday, officially attending a m...

North Korea claims successful test of hypersonic missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a successful flight test of a hypersonic missile he claimed would remarkably increase the country’s nuclear “war det...

Israeli jets hit militant targets in Gaza after rocket fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military said early Sunday it launched strikes against militant targets in the Gaza Strip, a day after rockets were fired from the Hamas-ruled territory. Vi...

US Navy fires laser weapon in Mideast amid drone boat threat

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday it tested a laser weapon and destroyed a floating target in the Mideast, a system that could be used to counter bomb-laden drone bo...

Japan PM vows to step up defense amid China, NK threats

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, at his first troop review Saturday, renewed his pledge to consider “all options,” including acquiring enemy base strike capability, and vowed to cre...

EXPLAINER: Guns on movie sets: How does that work?

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after Alec Baldwin fired a loaded weapon that was handed to him by an assistant director who mistakenly believed it was safe to use on the New Mexico set ...

N.Korea test fires submarine-launched ballistic missile, S.Korea says

SEOUL, Oct 19 (Reuters) - North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, pulling Japan's new prime minister of...