North Korean army will ‘fight like tigers’ if war with the US breaks out

North Korean army will ‘fight like tigers’ if war with the US breaks out

DURING a televised New Year’s Day speech, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un warned that he has a “nuclear launch button in his desk” and claimed that “the entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons”. “This a reality, not a threat,” he said. US President Donald Trump dismissed his comments, saying “We’ll see”. MORE: Kim Jong-un says he has a ‘nuclear launch button’ on his desk But if war between the US and North Korea becomes a reality, “It’s going to be tragic on an unbelievable scale,” said US…

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Today show replaces Matt Lauer with Hoda Kotb who will join Savannah Guthrie on the show

Today show replaces Matt Lauer with Hoda Kotb who will join Savannah Guthrie on the show

NBC News opened the new year by appointing Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the Today show with Savannah Guthrie. She replaces Matt Lauer following his firing on sexual misconduct charges in late November. Kotb, 53, will continue to co-host the show’s fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford. She has filled in for Lauer beginning on the day he was fired. Despite the turmoil, Today won four straight weeks in the ratings over ABC’s Good Morning America, after it has spent much of the past few years in second place. Guthrie…

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The rise of Afghan cricket: From defying the Taliban to the Big Bash

The rise of Afghan cricket: From defying the Taliban to the Big Bash

Updated January 02, 2018 18:59:07 Photo: Rashid Khan is making waves in the BBL. (AAP: David Mariuz ) In 1999, as Steve Waugh’s Australian side celebrated winning the World Cup final at Lord’s, Afghanistan’s few cricketers played in hiding as the game remained banned by the Taliban. Less than two decades later, Afghan players Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi have been recruited as the star Big Bash League imports for the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades. Nabi said it marked a staggering rise for Afghanistan cricket. “That was my dream that…

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Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

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Here's why Lorde's cancelled Tel Aviv concert is causing so much drama

Here's why Lorde's cancelled Tel Aviv concert is causing so much drama

Updated January 02, 2018 15:27:18 Lorde has been making headlines of late, and probably not for reasons she had hoped. A decision to host, then cancel a concert in Israel has culminated in the New Zealand pop star featuring in a full-page attack ad in one of the world’s most read newspapers. So how did the 21-year-old get entangled in one of the world’s most controversial issues? Let’s take a look. So what actually happened? In late December, Lorde announced a concert in Tel Aviv in June as part of…

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