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The Northern Territory news Mon 20 Feb 2023



The Northern Territory news Mon 20 Feb 2023

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NTNEWS.COM.AU Monday February 20 2023 WORLD 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA R1 An official photo released by North Korea shows it launching an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland. Seoul: North Korea has said it testfired an intercontinental ballistic missile as a warning to Washington and Seoul, saying the successful surprise drill demonstrated Pyongyangs capacity of fatal nuclear counterattack. Leader Kim Jong Un ordered the sudden launching drill on Saturday and a Hwasong-15 missile was fired from Pyongyang airport . South Koreas military said it detected an ICBM launch which Japan said flew for 66 minutes before splashing down in its Exclusive Economic Zone, with their analysis indicating it was capable of hitting the mainland United States. North Koreas leadership hailed the test -- the countrys first in seven weeks -- saying it showed the actual war capacity of the ICBM units which are ready for mobile and mighty counterattack, KCNA said. The launch was actual proof of the countrys capacity of fatal nuclear counterattack on the hostile forces, the official news agency added. The came days before Seoul and Washington start exercises aimed at improving their response in the event of a North Korean nuclear attack Kim shows the west his fatal nuclear force Antony Blinken. Israeli missile kills 15 BEIRUT: An Israeli missile strike killed 15 people and destroyed a residential building in the Syrian capital of Damascus, a war monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike, which hit close to an Iranian cultural centre, had killed 15 people including civilians. Since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes against its neighbour, primarily targeting positions of the Syrian army, Iranian forces and Lebanons Hezbollah, allies of the Syrian regime. Israel rarely comments on its strikes against Syria, but regularly asserts it will not let Iran extend its influence to Israels borders. The strike hit Kafr Sousa, a high-security area of Damascus and home to senior security officials, security branches and intelligence headquarters. Dont do it again, US warns China MUNICH: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has warned China not to repeat its irresponsible act of sending a spy balloon into American airspace, as he held rare talks with Chinas top diplomat Wang Yi. The highly anticipated meeting of the two senior officials came on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on the weekend amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing. During their encounter, Blinken directly spoke to the unacceptable violation of US sovereignty and international law by (Chinas) high-altitude surveillance balloon in US territorial airspace, underscoring that this irresponsible act must never again occur, a State Department spokesman said. The Secretary made clear the United States will not stand for any violation of our sovereignty. He also warned Wang about the implications and consequences if China provides material support to Russia or assistance with systemic sanctions evasion. Wang made clear Chinas solemn position on the socalled airship incident, and urged the US side to change course, acknowledge and repair the damage that its excessive use of force caused to China-US relations, state news agency Xinhua reported. ankara: The body of Ghanaian international soccer player Christian Atsu has been found in the rubble of his destroyed home, almost two weeks after the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria as the death toll rose to more than 44,000. There were initial reports the former Chelsea and Newcastle player had been rescued a day after the quake, but these turned out to be false. His manager Murat Uzunmehmet said the 31-year-olds body had been found under his 12-storey block of luxury flats that crumbled in the Turkish province of Hatay. The number of people found alive under the rubble have dropped to only a handful in recent days and the head of Turkeys disaster agency, Yunus Sezer, said rescue ope ra t i ons would be largely completed by yesterday. T h r e e people were found alive on Saturday in Antakya, but one of them, a 12year-old, later died. A man and a woman were placed on stretchers after the couple and their child spent 296 hours under the rubble. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca shared a video of the 40-year-old mother in a field hospital receiving treatment. She is conscious, he tweeted. Rescues that were initially met with applause and relief, have in recent days been greeted more soberly. Officials and medics said that 40,642 people had died in Turkey and 3,688 in Syria from the quake, bringing the confirmed total to 44,330. The toll from Syria has remained unchanged for days. The disaster has put pressure on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the slow response to the quake and why his government allowed such poor-quality buildings to be erected after official promises to strengthen regulations following the 1999 quake which killed more than 17,000. Atsus 2013-built block toppled over, causing outrage over how a new building was unable to withstand a quake. The buildings contractor has since been arrested as he tried to flee the country. Toll hits 44,000 as soccer star dies Christian Atsu. washington: Former US president Jimmy Carter has chosen against further medical treatment and will receive hospice care at home, where he will spend his remaining time after a series of recent hospital visits. The 98-year-old, who led the US from 1977 to 1981, is the oldest living former president and a Nobel peace laureate. After a series of short hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention, the Carter Cen from, seemingly against the odds. He lives with his wife, Rosalynn, in Plains, Georgia, the hamlet where he was born and worked as a peanut farmer. He became the states governor and, as the Democratic presidential nominee, beat Gerald Ford in the 1976 poll. During his presidency, Carter placed a commitment on human rights and social justice, enjoying a strong first two years which included brokering a peace deal between Israel and Egypt dubbed the Camp David Accords. But his administration hit numerous snags -- the most serious being the taking of US hostages in Iran and the disastrous failed attempt to rescue the 52 captive Americans in 1980. In November of that year, Republican challenger Ronald Reagan beat Carter at the polls, relegating him to a single term. Reagan swept into office on a wave of staunch conservatism. As the years passed, a more nuanced image of Carter emerged, taking into account his post-presidential activities and reassessing his achievements. He founded the Carter Center in 1982 to pursue his vision of world diplomacy, and he was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless efforts to promote social and economic justice. The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers, the Carter Center said. He has the full support of his family and his medical team, it added. Carter said basic Christian tenets such as justice and love served as the bedrock of his presidency, and the ex-president taught Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist, his church in Plains, well into his 90s. ter said in a statement. In recent years, Carter has received various hospital treatments, including when he revealed in August 2015 that he had brain cancer and was undergoing radiation treatment -- an illness he recovered President Jimmy Carter. Carter closing in on his remaining time