News Headlines - 24 February 2017

Chemical weapon VX nerve agent killed N.Korean leader's half brother: Malaysian police | Reuters

VX nerve agent, a chemical the United Nations classifies as a weapon of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a bizarre murder in Malaysia last week, police said on Friday.

Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at 'top of the pack' | Reuters

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity.

Stolen ′Arbeit macht frei′ gate returned to Holocaust memorial in Dachau | DW.COM

The gate will be displayed in a museum on the grounds of the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau. It was stolen under mysterious circumstances in 2014 and resurfaced in December after an anonymous tip.

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement takes effect - NHK WORLD

The World Trade Organization has announced that a global agreement to boost trade by cutting red tape has come into effect... WTO officials say a total of 112 countries and territories had accepted the agreement as of Wednesday, crossing the required threshold.

Average life expectancy set to increase by 2030

Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030 - and will exceed 90 years in South Korea, according to new research.









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