North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 3, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test May Have Been Twice As Powerful As Previously Reported

Analysts believe it was 17 times as strong as the bomb that fell on Hiroshima.
14/09/2017 11:42 AM AEST
Damion Lasker, 24, stands next to debris on Sunday taken from his mother's flooded home in Katy, Texas, west of Houston. Houses on every street in this town have similar piles waiting for pickup.

The Clean-Up Begins: Receding Floodwaters Reveal Extent Of Harvey Destruction

HOUSTON ― Recovery and repair are going to take a long time. There were still roads and neighborhoods in the greater Houston area underwater after Hurricane Harvey and its remnants unloaded dozens of...
04/09/2017 5:51 AM AEST
A missile is carried by a military vehicle during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)

What You Need To Know About North Korea's Nuclear Program

Since the ascension of Kim Jong Un as North Korea's leader in 2011, the country has posed an ongoing diplomatic challenge for the United States. Pyongyang has ramped up work on its nuclear program and...
04/09/2017 4:32 AM AEST
- FILE PHOTO APRIL 1954 - A nuclear test explosion from April 1954 is shown in this undatelined photo from the U.S. Defense Department. On August 6 1945, the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, hastening the end of World War II and ushering in the nuclear age

8 Times The World Narrowly Avoided A Potential Nuclear Disaster

The U.S. has issued a series of dire warnings to North Korea in recent days, as hostilities over Pyongyang's advancing nuclear capabilities swell and the specter of a military confrontation looms. Kim...
11/08/2017 6:26 AM AEST
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, May 1, 2017. Trump said he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened tensions over his country's nuclear weapons program if the circumstances were right. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

World Leaders Call For Calm After Trump Threatens North Korea

As U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at North Korea in response to its reported nuclear program advancements, world leaders urged an immediate de-escalation of tensions with the rogue state. "Nor...
10/08/2017 9:44 PM AEST
This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location.South Korea and the United States fired off missiles on July 5 simulating a precision strike against North Korea's leadership, in response to a landmark ICBM test described by Kim Jong-Un as a gift to 'American bastards'. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSTHIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Are We Ready For A Nuclear Attack From North Korea? Experts Have Doubts.

“North Korea can build missiles faster than we can build defenses,” one analyst warns.
05/08/2017 7:49 AM AEST
The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July, 4 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT.

Defiant North Korea Launches Possible ICBM That Lands In Japanese Waters

North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile into the sea off Japan on Friday, the Pentagon has confirmed. It landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone just hours after Tokyo announced i...
29/07/2017 7:36 AM AEST
Protesters have set barricades alight on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, northern Germany, where leaders of the world's top economies gather for a G20 summit.Protesters clashed with police and torched patrol cars in fresh violence ahead of the G20 summit, police said. German police and protestors had clashed already the day before at an anti-G20 march, with police using water cannon and tear gas to clear a hardcore of masked anti-capitalist demonstrators, AFP reporters said. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Markus Scholz / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)

'Half The City Is Burning': Hamburg Rocked By Violent, Anti-G-20 Protests

As G-20 leaders gathered at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany for a live performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony on Friday evening, police moved to disperse thousands of protesters...
08/07/2017 1:46 PM AEST
U.S. President Donald Trump concludes remarks to reporters during his meeting with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

5 Ways The Trump Administration Has Threatened Refugee Rights

The world is facing its worst refugee crisis on record. The global population of forcibly displaced people has soared from 33.9 million to a staggering 65.6 million in just two decades, according to t...
21/06/2017 11:47 AM AEST