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US base near North Korea accidentally sounds attack alarm instead of bugle call

US base near North Korea accidentally sounds attack alarm instead of bugle callAn American military base in South Korea accidentally sounded an alert siren instead of a bugle call, causing a scare that the base might have been under attack from North Korea. The US and its allies are closely monitoring Pyongyang for signs of provocation amid a recent escalation of threats from the secretive state, which has warned that it could send Washington a "Christmas gift". The siren at Camp Casey, which is near the border with North Korea, went off by "human error" at around 10pm on Thursday, said Lt Col Martyn Crighton, a public affairs officer for the 2nd Infantry Division. The operator immediately identified the mistake and alerted all units at the base of the false alarm, which did not interfere with any operations, Crighton said. The incident came a day before Japanese broadcaster NHK caused panic by mistakenly sending a news alert saying that North Korea fired a missile over Japan that landed in the sea off the country's northeastern island of Hokkaido early Friday. The broadcaster apologised, saying the alert was for media training purposes. North Korean missile ranges North Korea has been increasing pressure on Washington before an end-of-year deadline issued by leader Kim Jong-un for President Trump to offer acceptable terms for a nuclear deal. There are concerns that Pyongyang could react if Washington does not relieve sanctions imposed on the North's broken economy. North Korea fired two missiles over Japan during a run of weapons tests in 2017, which also included three tests of developmental intercontinental ballistic missiles that demonstrated potential capabilities to reach the US mainland. Tensions eased after Kim initiated diplomacy with Washington and Seoul in 2018 while looking to leverage his nukes for economic and security benefits. But negotiations have faltered since a February summit between Mr Kim and Mr Trump broke down after the US side rejected North Korean demands for broad sanctions relief in exchange for a partial surrender of its nuclear capabilities.



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US military base near North Korean border accidentally emits alarm siren instead of bugle call

US military base near North Korean border accidentally emits alarm siren instead of bugle callA US military base near South Korea’s border with the North accidentally blasted an alert siren instead of a bugle call as soldiers monitored the rogue state.Human error has been blamed for the accidental alarm at Camp Casey.



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'Angry' tortoise accidentally started a house fire on Christmas

'Angry' tortoise accidentally started a house fire on ChristmasThe 45-year-old tortoise, who lives in the city of Essex, accidentally set his family's house on fire by knocking a heat lamp on his bedding.



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Chinese pig farm attempts to block criminal drones with signal jammer, accidentally disrupts planes

Chinese pig farm attempts to block criminal drones with signal jammer, accidentally disrupts planesOne of China's biggest animal feed producers resorted to using a radio transmitter to block drones being used by crooks to spread African swine fever at its farms. But the plan went awry when the device jammed the navigation systems of planes flying overhead. Criminals are said to be faking outbreaks of swine fever on farms, as well as using drones to drop contaminated pork products on them, as part of a racket to profit from the health scare. The aim is to force farmers to sell the animals to them cheaply, before selling them on as healthy stock at much higher prices.  African swine fever poses no risk to humans but is fatal to pigs. China – the world's top producer and consumer of pork – has seen its pig herd shrink by 40 percent over the past year as a result of the crisis. That in turn has driven pork prices up, one of the factors behind the country's recent rapid inflation growth. Drones have allegedly been used to drop contaminated meat on pig farms Credit: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer State-backed news website The Paper reported last week that a pig farming unit of Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group had violated civil aviation rules when the transmitter it installed to protect its farm disrupted GPS signal in the area. It was discovered after flights complained about losing signal while flying over the area.  The company confirmed the incident on Friday. "To prevent external people from using drones to drop pork with African swine fever virus, [one of our units] violated regulations by using a drone control equipment set," the company said.  "We broke related radio regulations, although that was unintentional," it said, adding that it had surrendered the equipment to authorities and was willing to accept a penalty. Authorities called for a crackdown on illegal suppliers of such equipment, saying it can only be used by public security departments, national security agencies and radio regulators.



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Trump accidentally says Democrats will receive an impeachment 'backlash at the box office'

Trump accidentally says Democrats will receive an impeachment 'backlash at the box office'Who would have taken President Trump for a box office prognosticator?He briefly became one with a gaffe at his Wednesday night rally occurring at the same time that the House of Representatives passed articles of impeachment charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The president meant to declare that Democrats will experience a backlash in the 2020 election as a result, but instead, he briefly got the worlds of entertainment and politics all mixed up."They'll receive a big backlash at the box office," Trump said of House Democrats, clearly trying to casually correct himself moments later by referencing "that ballot box on November 3rd" as if that's what he said the first time.Then again, if Trump did mean box office, it wouldn't be out of line after his declaration in August that "Hollywood is racist" and that "what they're doing with the kind of movies they're putting out, it's actually very dangerous to our country."Or perhaps he was actually taking about the Democrats' decision to hold a presidential debate on the opening night of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, predicting a huge surge in ticket sales from those who are specifically choosing not to tune in. As Trump might say, who can figure out the true meaning of the box office comment? Enjoy! > Pres. Trump: House Democrats "look like a bunch of fools…They'll receive a big backlash at the box office." t.co/O9l3h6v4WW pic.twitter.com/3mxqYeprIi> > — ABC News (@ABC) December 19, 2019More stories from theweek.com Senate Republicans are begging Trump not to tweet during impeachment trial The Trump drama is about to get a whole lot weirder Trump implies at rally that the late Democratic Rep. John Dingell is in hell



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Evacuation slide accidentally falls from plane into Boston backyard

Evacuation slide accidentally falls from plane into Boston backyardThe pilot of Delta Air Lines Flight 405 from Paris to Boston reported hearing a loud noise as began its final approach to Boston's Logan airport, the Boston Globe reported. Stephanie Leguia, a resident of a Boston suburb, told the Boston Herald that she was standing in a neighbor's backyard when an uninflated evacuation slide fell from the sky, bringing down several tree branches along the way.

The slide, which was uninflated, looked like a "giant silver tarp," she said.



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A convicted rapist was accidentally set free from a Georgia prison, and officials are still looking for him

A convicted rapist was accidentally set free from a Georgia prison, and officials are still looking for himInmate Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, was "released in error" from Rogers State Prison in Reidsville, Georgia, at 11:30 am on Friday.



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Trump accidentally refers to Defense Secretary Esper as 'Mark Esperanto' in tweet defending Syria withdrawal

Trump accidentally refers to Defense Secretary Esper as 'Mark Esperanto' in tweet defending Syria withdrawalPresident Trump quoted "Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense" on Sunday. But the man in charge of the Pentagon is named Mark Esper, not Esperanto.



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Joe Biden accidentally refers to Bernie Sanders as 'president'

Joe Biden accidentally refers to Bernie Sanders as 'president'"The president thinks – my friend from Vermont thinks that the employer is going to give you back if you negotiate," said Biden, correcting himself.



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Couple accidentally gets $120K deposit; accused of spending most on shopping spree

Couple accidentally gets $  120K deposit; accused of spending most on shopping spreeNOT BALLIN': Police say the couple bought an SUV, two 4-wheelers, a camper, a car trailer and more. Now, they're facing felony theft charges.



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