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Dennis Rodman benched for Yao Ming at Pyongyang friendly?

Yao Ming in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming? The former Houston Rockets centre and eight-time NBA all-star took centre court in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, on Tuesday as Chinese and North Korean basketball players held a friendly match, part of a high-profile sports exchange between the two countries intended to help thaw ties that had been growing chilly over the past year. Senior ruling party officials turned upRead More


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

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

North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach the whole of continental United States. State television said Pyongyang had achieved its mission of becoming a nuclear state. The Hwasong-15 missile, described as its “most powerful”, was launched in darkness early on Wednesday. It landed in Japanese waters but flew higher than any other missile the North had previously tested. The test, which defied international sanctions imposed over the North’s weapons programme, drew swift international condemnation, with the UN Security CouncilRead More