News Headlines - 23 September 2017

North Korea: Quake detected near nuclear test site, China suspects 'explosion' caused tremor - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Chinese earthquake officials said the magnitude-3.4 quake detected about 6:30pm AEST on Saturday was a "suspected explosion" but both the CTBTO, which monitors nuclear tests, and a South Korean meteorological agency official said they believed it was a natural quake.

Catalan leader says will proceed with October 1 independence referendum

The leader of Catalonia’s regional government, Carles Puigdemont, said on Thursday his administration would push on with a banned Oct. 1 referendum on a split from Spain, in defiance of a court order banning the vote.

Saudi Arabia accidentally prints textbook showing Yoda sitting next to the king

The Saudi government is scrambling to withdraw a history textbook that accidentally included a doctored photograph of King Faisal sitting next to the little green Star Wars character.
The picture was supposed to illustrate a section on the King’s rule but somehow the book’s editors used a version that showed Yoda perched next to the monarch as he signed the UN charter.

Rodrigo Duterte tells Philippines police to kill his son if drug allegations are true | The Independent

Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to kill his eldest son if drug trafficking allegations against him are proven true.
The Philippine President added he would make sure those who carried out the execution would be protected from prosecution.

Three people held in Brazil on suspicion of British kayaker's murder | The Guardian

Three people have been arrested over the murder of a British woman who went missing in Brazil while kayaking alone from the source of the Amazon to the Atlantic.
Emma Kelty, a 43-year-old primary school headteacher, was last heard from when she triggered a distress signal last Wednesday while in a notoriously dangerous area.








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