News Headlines - 25 April 2017

North Korea conducts artillery drill

North Korea has conducted a big live-fire exercise to mark the foundation of its military as a US submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programs.

Trump administration sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack | Fox News

The sanctions target employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, which the U.S. says partly enables the use of chemical weapons. The U.S. has blamed Assad for an attack earlier this month that killed more than 80 civilians in rebel-held northern Idlib.

Dentsu may face prosecution for overwork suicide | The Japan Times

The labor ministry referred advertising agency Dentsu Inc. and three officials from its offices in Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto to prosecutors on Tuesday on suspicion of violating the Labor Standards Law by making employees work overtime beyond legal limits.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution | GMA News Online

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.

Russia’s Tatyana Chernova stripped of Beijing Olympic heptathlon bronze over doping | South China Morning Post

The International Olympic Committee says Chernova’s urine sample revealed traces of turinabol in a retesting programme of Beijing and 2012 London Olympics athletes.
In a previous doping case, Chernova lost her 2012 Olympic bronze medal and was also stripped of the 2011 world title – which went to Jessica Ennis-Hill of Britain.








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