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N. Korea test fires ‘submarine-launched ballistic missile’ into sea

North Korea continued its frenetic pace of weapons tests, firing off an apparent SLBM into the Sea of Japan, pulling country's new prime minister off the campaign trail and overshadowing the opening of major arms fair in Seoul.

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Pyongyang: North Korea fired submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from off its east coast on Tuesday with no reports of casualties or damage, reported officials in South Korea and Japan.   

North Korea continued its frenetic pace of weapons tests, firing off an apparent SLBM into the Sea of Japan, pulling country's new prime minister off the campaign trail and overshadowing the opening of major arms fair in Seoul.

There was conflicting information on the number of ballistic missiles launched, as Japanese authorities said two ballistic missiles were fired. However, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff claiming that only one missile was fired from the vicinity of Sinpo.

In Sinpo, North Korea keeps submarines as well as equipment for test firing SLBMs.

A military source stated that the projectile flew about 430-450 kilometres to a maximum altitude of 60 kilometres.  

The last time North Korea test-fired a SLBM was in October 2019, when a Pukguksong-3 missile was fired from an underwater platform, flying 450 kilometres to a maximum altitude of 910 kilometres.

North Korea has test-fired a series of missiles in recent weeks.

On September 15, the country launched two short-range ballistic missiles, the first such tests in nearly six months, and on 28 of same month, it launched a newly developed hypersonic missile.

Todays’ launch came after U.S. and South Korean envoys met in Washington to discuss the nuclear standoff with North Korea on Monday.

Today's launch came as the top North Korea envoys of Japan, the United States and South Korea were slated to meet in Washington.

Reportedly, Spy chiefs from the United States (US), South Korea, and Japan were slated to meet on Tuesday (today) as well.

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Britain directs Facebook owner Meta to sell GIF maker Giphy

'Meta is reviewing the decision and considering all options'

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Britain directs Facebook owner Meta to sell GIF maker Giphy

London: Britain’s competition regulator said on Tuesday it has directed Facebook owner Meta Platforms to sell animated images platform Giphy after finding that the deal could harm social media users and UK advertisers.

The Competition and Markers Authority (CMA) said the decision was in line with provisional findings that Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy would reduce competition between social media platforms and in the display advertising market.

“The tie-up between Facebook and Giphy has already removed a potential challenger in the display advertising market …By requiring Facebook to sell Giphy, we are protecting millions of social media users and promoting competition and innovation in digital advertising,” said Stuart McIntosh, chair of the independent investigation for the CMA.

Facebook, now rebranded Meta Platforms as the parent company of the eponymous social media network, said it disagreed with the decision.

“We are reviewing the decision and considering all options, including appeal,” a spokesperson for Meta said.

The CMA in October fined the company about $70 million for breaching an order that was imposed during its investigation into the deal, having hinted in August that it may need Facebook to sell Giphy.

SOURCE: Reuters

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Seven die after eating poisonous turtle meat

Tortoise meat consumption is generally considered safe. But selenium toxins, which are rarely found in turtle meat turn the meat toxic and deadly to consume. 

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Seven people, including a three-year-old child, have died after eating a poisonous tortoise meat on the island of Pemba in Tanzania, Africa.

As per police, firstly the minor died after eating poisonous tortoise meat followed by two more deaths at night and then four more on Sunday.

Doctors say that the poisonous meat of tortoise affects children the most.

In rare cases turtle meat can be toxic due to a type of food poisoning known as ‘chelonitoxism’. 

Local police commander said that at least five families on Pemba, which is part of the semi-autonomous Zanzibar islands, ate the turtle meat last Thursday.

Moreover, 38 people were admitted to hospital, but most were discharged and the three who remain are said to be in a stable condition. 

Tortoise meat consumption is generally considered safe. But selenium toxins, which are rarely found in turtle meat turn the meat toxic and deadly to consume. 

The meat is a common delicacy among those living on Tanzania's islands and coastal areas but the authorities have now banned the consumption of turtles in the area. 

Earlier in March, 19 people succumbed to death in Madagascar after eating tortoise meat. 

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Court orders former chief judge Rana Shamim to submit original affidavit within 5 days

"Rana Shamim had tried to convince the people to lose confidence in court"

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday has ordered Gilgit Baltistan former chief judge Rana Shamim to submit the original draft of the original affidavit within five days.

According to details, Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench headed by Justice Athar Minallah took up contempt of court case over the affidavit of Rana Shamim. 

During the proceeding, Justice Athar Minallah remarked that Rana Shamim had tried to convince the people to lose confidence in court.

He remarked that if the original affidavit was found different from the affidavit being reported. Then the responsibility will be on the newspaper.

Rana Shamim told court that his affidavit was sealed one, but he did not know which affidavit was reported.

IHC CJ Athar Minallah directed the former GB chief judge to submit his original affidavit in the court along with his written response in the case within five days and adjourned the hearing of the case for seven days.

Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan requested the court to take action against Rana Shamim.

The court adjourned the hearing till December 7.

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