News Headlines - 22 April 2014

U.S.-Japan squabble over beef threatens Trans-Pacific Partnership - latimes.com

After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and Japan squabbling over beef.

North Korea Said to Be Readying Nuclear Test - NYTimes.com

Just days before President Obama is to arrive in South Korea, North Korea has increased activities at its main nuclear test site, raising suspicions in Seoul and Washington that the country may be preparing to conduct a new underground nuclear test, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

A dictator in diapers: Rare childhood photos of North Korea's Kim Jong-un emerge

Photographs of Kim Jong-un as a boy have emerged during a concert for the North Korean air force.
Pictures showing the 31-year-old North Korean leader as a chubby toddler, saluting while in uniform, were shown on KCTV, the country’s state broadcaster.

BBC News - Visualisation 'shows asteroid hits'

Information on the frequency with which the Earth is hit by asteroids has been released by the B612 foundation, which includes astronauts and scientists.

BBC News - Shakespeare's England: Where do you find it today?

The inns, brothels, battlefields and towns of England are sprinkled throughout William Shakespeare's plays. On the Bard's 450th birthday, take a tour of the "sceptred isle" that inspired his works - and look at how the locations have changed.








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