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DEFENCE DAILY: Royal Marines Intervene In Hurricane Irma And Unexploded Bomb Found In Sussex

A Royal Navy ship, RFA Mounts Bay, has been deployed to help deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. 40 Royal Marines...

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Further Sanctions On North Korea 

The leaders of South Korea and Japan have repeated their calls for stronger action to punish North Korea over its recent nuclear tests.

The actions will include denying the country oil supplies.

The demand contradicted the stance of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who in a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in dismissed sanctions as a solution to North Korea's nuclear and missile development.

Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to cooperate on seeking tougher United Nations sanctions against North Korea, which conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday.

Royal Navy Intervenes In Hurricane Irma 

RFA Mounts Bay has been deployed to help deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. 40 Royal Marines are on board, as well as army engineers and equipment.

Development Secretary Priti Patel said of the British intervention:

“The thoughts of the British people are with all those affected by Hurricane Irma and Britain has already taken swift action to respond.”

“We have deployed three UK aid humanitarian experts to the region to help coordinate the response, and positioned a British naval ship with 40 Royal Marines, Army Engineers, and vehicles, tents and facilities to purify water on board.”

Unexploded WWII Bomb Found In Sussex

Part of a Sussex town has been evacuated after an unexploded Second World War bomb was found on a building site.

Around 60 people in Peacehaven have had to spend the night in temporary accommodation.

The device, believed to be from the Second World War, was discovered mid-afternoon on Wednesday.

The device is currently being dealt with by a bomb disposal team; Sussex Police said the device could contain up to 1,000lbs (450kg) of explosives.

 

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