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What could North Korea's 'Christmas gift' to the US be?

We're back in familiar territory. North Korea is again issuing cryptic threats that officials around the world are scrambling to decipher.A so-called "Christmas gift" for the United States, a year-end deadline and a new path have all been mooted by…

North Korea says it conducted another 'crucial test' at missile site

North Korean state media has reported that "another crucial test" was successfully conducted at the country's Sohae Satellite Launching Ground late Friday.It was not immediately clear what was tested, but the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the test…

Two killed in protests over controversial Indian citizenship bill

Hundreds of people have joined a hunger strike in northeast India, where the government has deployed troops and shut down the internet in the wake of a controversial citizenship bill opponents worry will marginalize non-Hindu voices in one of India's…

Geminid meteor shower peaks Friday and Saturday

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most active and dependable displays of the year, according to the American Meteor Society. This year, the shower will peak on the evening of December 13 and 14, so hope for clear…

Hubble catches interstellar comet as it flies past the sun

The Hubble Space Telescope had a front row seat to capture the best and closest image to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, a visitor that originated from outside of our solar system. On Sunday, the comet passed within 190 million…

Attack on Niger military base leaves 71 soldiers dead

An attack on a military base in Niger has left 71 soldiers dead and 12 wounded, Defense Minister Issoufou Katambe said on Wednesday.The attack happened on Tuesday when several hundred heavily armed militants ambushed the soldiers at a military outpost…

Here's how to say the words you mispronounced in 2019

Every year, something different captures our attention -- but we don't always know how to say it right. (Remember when we taught you how to pronounce "Beto O'Rourke" last year? And how to sound out "Namibia" the year before that?)It's…