Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

(21 Jan 2019) On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create an eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear. It was also the year’s first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter. (Jan. 21)

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South Korea President cuddles newborn Northern pups

South Korea President Moon Jae-in gleefully holds one of the six pups recently borne by Gomi, a Punsan dog given to him by the North’s leader Kim Jong Un following their meeting in Pyongyang in September.

Two Koreas start landmark journey for railway reconnection

A South Korean train crosses into North Korea for the first time in a decade — packed with engineers on a mission to upgrade the North’s dilapidated rail tracks and create a linked, cross-border network.

North, South Korea join hands to win UNESCO status for wrestling

North and South Korea mark a new step in their reconciliation efforts as the United Nations culture organization UNESCO approves their joint bid for Korean wrestling to be recognised on the UN agency’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Migrant caravan leaves Mexico City, heads North

A migrant caravan, comprised mostly of Central American citizens, leaves the shelter of the Mexico City subway to continue the journey northwards, to the border with the United States. Local authorities allowed them to travel on especially-dedicated subway wagons for free, as they travel toward hopes of their American Dream. IMAGES

Skeletons unearthed in giant UK train line excavation

Work is underway to unearth an estimated 40,000 skeletons from a former graveyard which is being cleared as one of dozens of archaeological projects that will clear the way for HS2, the UK’s new high speed railway linking London with Birmingham and the North. 1,200 skeletons have already been dug up from St James Gardens, next to London’s Euston Station, to make way for the new line’s terminus.

Pompeo visits North and South Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits North Korea and South Korea. He held talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang prior to arriving at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek to meet with the South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the presidential Blue House in Seoul.

North Korea’s Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in says the North has agreed to “permanently close” a missile engine testing site and launch facility in Tongchang-ri, “in the attendance of experts from relevant nations”.