North Korea announced it would dismantle its test site in the next two weeks, which would include collapsing tunnels with explosions.
Now, as China pushes ahead with industrialization of the world's largest hog herd, part of a 30-year effort to modernize its farm sector and create wealth in rural areas, companies are experimenting with high-rise housing for pigs despite the costs.
The choice of Singapore as the site of the first-ever meeting of a sitting US president and a North Korean leader was as much because it was within reasonable flight time and distance from Pyongyang as because of the island state’s political neutrality.
Plastic pollution is surging and could, according to UN Environment, exceed the weight of fish in the oceans by 2050.
Scots have reacted with disbelief at news that Irn Bru, a luminous orange soft drink more popular in Scotland than Coca Cola, has been banned from Donald Trump's luxury golf resort because it stains the carpets.
"The question is are we facing the same scenario that happened in Iraq with regards to the WMD, and will the region be dragged to war?" said Faysal Abdul Sater, a Lebanese analyst close to the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah.
Israel said it attacked nearly all of Iran's military infrastructure in Syria on Thursday after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli-held territory for the first time.
With a vote on whether to liberalize Ireland's abortion regime due on May 25, women are sharing their stories on both sides of the issue on social media, at campaign launches and through media interviews.