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North Korea says new missile puts all of US in striking range

North Korea has repeatedly tested missiles this year, including this launch in July



North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the whole of continental United States.

State television claimed that Pyongyang had now achieved its mission of becoming a nuclear state.

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Saudi Arabia detentions: Prince Miteb bin Abdullah released

Prince Miteb was the most politically influential royal detained in the corruption crackdown



Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah has been released more than three weeks after he was detained on allegations of corruption, officials say.

Prince Miteb, once seen as a contender to the throne, was freed after agreeing an "acceptable settlement" with authorities of more than $1bn (£750m).

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Computer science GCSE in disarray after tasks leaked online




The new computer science GCSE has been thrown into disarray after programming tasks worth a fifth of the total marks were leaked repeatedly online.

Exams regulator Ofqual plans to pull this chunk of the qualification from the overall marks as it has been seen by thousands of people.

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Bali volcano: Mt Agung ash shuts airport for second day

Thousands of travellers have been stranded by the airport closure



Indonesian officials have shut the international airport in Bali for a second day, as Mount Agung spews volcanic ash into the atmosphere.

Massive plumes of dark ash were seen reaching as high as 3km (2 miles) above the summit of the rumbling volcano, which began erupting last week.

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Morocco prays for rain as shortage threatens agriculture

The country faced a drought in 2016 that caused a major drop in food production



The king of Morocco called for all mosques in the country to pray for rain on Friday, amid a shortage threatening the country's agriculture.

King Mohammed VI had issued a royal decree asking Moroccans to "to implore the Almighty to spread his benevolent rains on the earth".

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