Police in southern India say a 24-year-old woman has cut off the genitals of a Hindu holy man who tried to rape her and who she says has been sexually assaulting her for the past eight years…
North Korea has indicated that it will launch a satellite sometime between February 8-25, a United Nations agency said Tuesday — a launch that has drawn American concerns because of the rocket to be used.
North Korea told the International Telecommunication Union on Tuesday that it intends to launch an Earth observation satellite, ITU spokesman Sanjay Acharya said. The ITU registers all satellite transmission frequencies to ensure there is no cross-satellite interference.
The launch could raise international tensions. U.S. officials have said the same type of rocket that would put the satellite into orbit could be used on a different occasion as an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Tokyo has designated waters within a 14-mile radius of the Senkakus, also known as the Diaoyutai Islands, as its sovereign maritime zone, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported Tuesday, local time.
Should Chinese warships enter the off-limits zone action would be taken, and Japan would promptly demand the departure of the Chinese boats.
Japanese officials had clarified its specifications to China, after a Chinese warship reportedly sailed near the Senkaku Islands in November.
Chinese authorities have escalated their market intervention in a bid to prop up stocks after $590bn was wiped off shares on Monday.
Beijing’s state-owned financial institutions hoovered up shares, and regulators extended a selling ban on major companies, to quell investor fears after a tumultuous start to 2016 trading.
The main Shanghai Composite index of shares fell just 0.3pc on Tuesday, while the smaller Shenzhen Composite declined less than 2pc, after bleeding 8.2pc at the start of new year trading.