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North Korea launches missile from train

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New satellite images reveal North Korea is dramatically expanding a key military facility that could be capable of enriching uranium used for nuclear weapons

The images suggest that the rogue nation may be planning on ramping up its production of weapons as construction at the facility gets underway.

Experts believe the construction is similar to previous efforts in which North Korea added floor space at the facility in a bid to house more centrifuges and therefore enrich more uranium.

The new area is around 1,000 square metres, which is enough space to house 1,000 additional devices.

Meanwhile, US officials are aware of these recent developments and beleive that this could signal North Korea’s intention to increase the production of weapons-grade uranium.

This all follows the country launching two short-range ballistic missiles into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula in the latest weapons test.

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TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend their protection of young users

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Senators raise concerns about harmful content across social media platforms

Executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat were confronted by Senators on Tuesday about the safety of young users on their platforms.

Concern was raised about the harm inflicted upon young people including eating disorders, sexually explicit content and the promotion of addictive drugs.

The Senators voiced the need for legislation that protects children on social media at a Senate commerce subcommittee on consumer protection.

One senator stated that the problem was clear and that “big tech preys on children and teens to make more money”.

This all comes after Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed the serious harm Instagram imposes on teens.

The Panel’s chairman says that YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat have similar negative effects.

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Five former Trump staffers speak with House

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January 6 capital riots investigation continues

As the investigation into the January 6 capitol riots continues, new reports allege that at least five former Trump staffers have come forward to speak voluntarily with the House committee.

This comes as the committee’s lawyers continue to reach out to further Trump aides as to whether they would be interested in speaking at the hearing without the threat of SUPENA.

The committee has been tasked with investigating the actions of former President Donald Trump prior to the riots occurring.

This most recent outreach is not likely to signify that the committee believes the staffers had any involvement in sparking the riots… but rather they may have more context as to what was happening inside the White House that day.

It all comes as Trump continues his legal battle against the investigation… suing both the committee and the National Archives in an attempt to withhold documents.

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Queen Elizabeth not attending COP26 climate event

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Buckingham Palace says the Queen is accepting doctor’s advice to rest

Following a health scare just last week… Queen Elizabeth will not be attending the upcoming COP-26 climate event in Glasgow.

This comes as doctors advise the royal to rest and comes just hours after she carried out her first official engagements since being admitted to hospital.

On Tuesday, Elizabeth met virtually with the ambassador of Korea and Switzerland.

Last week, Buckingham Palace revealed the monarch spent a night in hospital for “preliminary investigations”… but returned home in “good spirits”.

Meanwhile, the Queen was due to attend an evening reception in Glasgow on Monday but will deliver a video message instead.

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