The North’s official Korean Central News Agency did not specify what type of weapon was involved in the test. File Photograph: KCNA/EPA

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Screen grabbed image taken from the UK Government and Parliament site of a petition calling for US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK to be called off which has been backed by over one million people. Photograph: Parliament UK/PA Wire

An online petition calling for Donald Trump to be prevented from making an official state visit to the UK has reached 1m signatures. The petition o(...)

Protesters calling for the removal of South African  president Jacob Zuma outside court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

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Gardaí clash with protestors after protestors tried to gain access to the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Three people were arrested this evening for  public order offences after a number of protests in Dublin city centre. Three other people were i(...)

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Egypt’s parliamentary elections, set to begin yesterday, have been postponed as the electoral law, drafted by the fundamentalist-dominated uppe(...)