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BBC News
12/05/2019

North Korea Missile And Kim Jong-un's 'Christmas gift' decision

"We haven't seen any activity which would indicate that there's an impending test," said Melissa Hanham, an expert on open-source intelligence and director of the Datayo Project at the One Earth Future Foundation.

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12/05/2019

Rafael Grossi Isn’t America’s—or Iran’s, or North Korea’s—Man

“I believe U.S. President Donald Trump and [North Korean] Chairman Kim Jong Un share the need for a win on this,” said Laura Rockwood, who worked for the IAEA for 28 years in several high-level positions and now is the director of the Open Nuclear Network. “I believe that in the medium term there is a chance for a political agreement.”

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Business Times
11/29/2019

North Korea tests Trump with missiles, signals more coming

"These tests help improve their solid-fuel motors and not only is it good for their short-range systems, it would likely make their long-range missiles quicker and more powerful," said Melissa Hanham, a weapons expert and deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network.

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Business Times
11/29/2019

North Korea tests Trump with missiles, signals more coming

"These tests help improve their solid-fuel motors and not only is it good for their short-range systems, it would likely make their long-range missiles quicker and more powerful," said Melissa Hanham, a weapons expert and deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network.

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11/29/2019

What Your Sports Gambling Addiction Says About You

When one talks about young Africans using smartphones, the dominant narrative is that these gadgets serve mostly as platforms for connection so that users can communicate and share greetings and information via text and images. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp and Signal take pride of place in that description, despite their murkier side. What has perhaps been overlooked is how smartphones are also affecting other facets of young people’s lives. One area is the ever-growing community of sports betting in Africa.

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11/28/2019

North Korea Tests Trump With Missiles, Signals More Coming

“These tests help improve their solid-fuel motors and not only is it good for their short-range systems, it would likely make their long-range missiles quicker and more powerful,” said Melissa Hanham, a weapons expert and deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network.

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11/26/2019

Kim Jong Un Bolsters Nuclear Threat To U.S. As Trump Talks Stall

“If you launch one or many of these at South Korea, you have between seconds and minutes to decide if this is a conventional attack, a nuclear attack or some other WMD payload,” said Melissa Hanham, deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network, a weapons expert specializing in the analysis of satellite imagery.

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11/24/2019

How To Change The Face Of Nuclear Policy: Diversify

Initial reporting indicates significant progress on the majority of the pledges. Some successes have already been made public, such as the equal numbers of male and female panelists for the 2019 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, or One Earth Future’s publication of its aggregate pay information.

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The Conversation
11/24/2019

Why Smartphone Gambling Is On The Up Among African Millennials

In research on the subject we see that sports betting has brought many ills to young people in sub-Saharan Africa. These include severe gambling addiction and money laundering. Some of these concerns are also experienced in other parts of the world. These include smartphone addiction and a closely related phenomenon: internet addiction. These ills in turn lead to heightened levels of social anxiety and loneliness among the affected population.

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11/05/2019

Pirates Kidnap Nine From Norwegian Ship Off Benin

Several abductions have been reported in the Gulf of Guinea in recent months, including eight crew members taken from a German-owned vessel off Cameroon in August, and 10 Turkish sailors off the coast of Nigeria in July.

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