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North Korea says two cruise missiles tested over the weekend successfully hit their targets more than 1,500 kilometers away. According to state media, the missiles were of a new type anda strategic weapon of great significance. The United States military said the latest tests highlighted the threat posed by North Korea to its neighbors and the wider world. Laura Bicker has more details. It is a cruise missile, so it is not a ballistic missile. It's kind of like an airplane. So, it flies low, and it flies fast. But it's not a ballistic weaponin terms ofa nuclear weapon. But I think what it proves to the international community is the fact that this is a brand-new weapon, and it comes just a month after satellite images show that their main nuclear plant is back up and running. North Korea called this a strategic weapon. Now that means, usually, intents to put in nuclear warhead on it. What we don't know is if North Korea has the capability to miniaturize a warhead to put on a cruise missile.

The campaign group Global Witness says more than 220 environmentalist activists were murdered last year, a record number. Claire Marshall reports. A third of the murders were linked to resource exploitation, logging, mining, large scale agribusiness, and another third targeted indigenous people, most often on the front line of climate change. Columbia had the highest number of recorded attacks with 65 people killed last year. A senior campaigner for Global Witness, Chris Madden, called on governments to, in his words, get serious about protecting defenders, and business must start putting people and planet before profit.

The world's biggest trial of a blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear is starting in Britain. Here's Dominic Hughes. The new blood testaims todetect cancers that are hard to identify in their early stages, including those of the head and neck, bowel, lung, pancreas, and throat. It works by spotting chemical changes in fragments of genetic code that leak from tumors into the bloodstream. An NHS England trial getting underway today would take blood samples from thousands of volunteers froma variety ofbackgrounds and ethnicities with a follow up in 12 months' time, and again in 2 years. The aim is to catch cancers early, which gives patients a much better chance of survival. Researchers say, if the promise of this sample test is fulfilled, it could mark the beginning of a revolution in cancer treatment.

Amnesty International says attacks by Islamic militants in western Niger have worsened significantly since the start of the year with children increasingly targeted. Amnesty says one Jihadist group has intensified its efforts to recruit boys into its ranks. Hundreds of schools in the Tillaberi region have been closed as a result.

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