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Trump says he would be disappointed if North Korea resumed testing

Trump says he would be disappointed if North Korea resumed testing“I would be very disappointed if I saw testing.” Trump’s comments to reporters on the White House lawn before leaving to visit Alabama came after two U.S. think tanks and Seoul’s spy agency said this week that North Korea was rebuilding a rocket launch site at Sohae in the west of the country. There have also been reports emanating from South Korea’s intelligence service of new activity at a factory that produced North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States. Trump said he thought his and the U.S. relationship with Kim and North Korea was “a very good one.” “I think it remains good,” he said.



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F-35 formally enters operational testing

F-35 formally enters operational testingThe testing is expected to be completed in the late summer of 2019 and the data will be used by the U.S. government to inform its “Milestone C” decision, leading to formal entry into full-rate production at the end of next year, the Defense Department said in a statement. All tests will be conducted at U.S. Military testing ranges and installations, it said. “The start of formal operational testing is a milestone more than 18 years in the making,” F-35 program head Vice Adm. Mat Winter said.



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HPV Testing Can Replace Pap Smears for Many Women, New Guidelines Say

HPV Testing Can Replace Pap Smears for Many Women, New Guidelines SayBoth can help detect cervical cancer



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Baboons Work Together To Escape From Biomedical Testing Facility

Baboons Work Together To Escape From Biomedical Testing FacilityFour baboons held at a Texas biomedical research facility briefly escaped on



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Report shows North Korea testing nuclear reactor

Report shows North Korea testing nuclear reactorSouth Korean officials are beginning preparations for a summit next month with North Korea, as a report shows the North had probably begun testing a nuclear reactor as recently as late February. Grace Lee reports.



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German doctors in stand against 'invasive' age testing of asylum-seekers

German doctors in stand against 'invasive' age testing of asylum-seekersDoctors in Germany on Tuesday spoke out against proposals for medical tests to check the age of asylum-seekers. Leading politicians have called for compulsory tests amid allegations that migrants are lying about their age and posing as minors in order to avoid deportation and claim extra benefits. But senior doctors warned that medical tests would not be reliable and risked harming asylum-seekers’ health. “The investigations are complex, expensive and laden with great uncertainty,” Prof Frank Ulrich Montgomery, the president of the German Medical Association said. “If you carried them out on every refugee, it could interfere with human wellbeing.” The demands for medical tests have intensified since the killing of a 15-year-old girl who was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife in the street in south-west Germany last week. An Afghan refugee is accused of killing her in a jealous rage after she broke off their relationship. He claims he is also 15 but her family believes he is much older. An Iranian asylum-seeker is already on trial for the rape and murder of a woman jogger in 2016. The accused initially claimed to be 16, but has since admitted he is in fact 33.  Asylum applications in Germany Under German law minors face lighter sentences if they are convicted of crimes. Joachim Herrmann, the Bavarian interior minister, at the weekend called for mandatory age-testing and said his Christian Social Union party (CSU) would demand it in coalition talks with Angela Merkel. “Too many asylum-seekers are still falsely posing as adolescents,” Mr Herrmann said. “I want everyone who comes to our country and claims to be a teenager to have their age be medically checked. Minors cost the state more money in special care and have a lower criminal liability. We cannot just leave it like that.” Thomas Strobl, a senior MP in Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrat party (CDU), called for compulsory X-rays to measure asylum-seekers’ bone development. “In cases of doubt, we should turn to medical examinations such as the X-ray of the carpal bones,” he said. But Prof Montgomery of the German Medical Association, a radiologist, said X-rays to test their age would expose migrants to unnecessary radiation. “X-rays without a medical indication are an invasion of physical integrity,” he told Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. In criminal cases such as the killing of the 15-year-old girl, the courts can already order medical tests to determine the suspect’s age. But medical experts say the tests are unreliable and that stress and trauma can cause the human body to age faster.



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North Korea May Have Damaged Its Nuclear Testing Site, Experts Say

North Korea May Have Damaged Its Nuclear Testing Site, Experts SayA small quake was detected early on Friday near North Korea's nuclear test site, the latest shock since the Sept 3 test.



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NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technologySEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will.



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TSA Is Testing a Change That Could Make Airport Security Even Slower

TSA Is Testing a Change That Could Make Airport Security Even SlowerTravelers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins.



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GM Backing Bills That Could Block Uber, Waymo from Testing Self-Driving Cars

GM Backing Bills That Could Block Uber, Waymo from Testing Self-Driving CarsGeneral Motors says the bills protect public safety by restricting self-driving car testing to automotive manufacturers. Competitors disagree.



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