'Major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, says Trump

Tensions between the US and North Korea are at boiling point tonight, following the launch of a ballistic missile by the North. 

Although the test firing was labelled unsuccessful, it shows that Kim Jong Un won't bow to international pressure to cease his nuclear weapons programme. 

The missile was launched at the Puk-Chang airfield, north of the capital Pyongyang.

China is calling for calm and restraint, saying tensions on the peninsula have reached a critical point. Source: 1 NEWS



New Zealander arrested in Indonesia on drug charges speaks for the first time

A New Zealander arrested in Lombok, Indonesia, on drug possession charges has spoken for the first time, saying he "loves Indonesia". 

Darren Lee Wong was arrested following a police raid on his hotel room. 

Local authorities allege they found three packages containing cocaine, meth and MDMA. 

The Auckland born 35-year-old is just one of many New Zealanders caught out in Indonesia. 

In 2014, a Whanganui man was arrested after 1.7 kilograms of meth was found in his luggage. 

He was sentenced to 15 years in an Indonesian prison and maintains he was set up by a drug trafficking syndicate. 

Wong remains in custody in Lombok, if convicted he could face up to 20 years in prison in the country he claims to love. 

'I like the people, I like the culture, good people,' said Auckland born Darren Wong. Source: 1 NEWS

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London man jailed on terrorism offences after posting extremist content on social media

Akeem Samuels, 22, from south-east London was sentenced to four years in prison today after an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command according to a statement from Scotland Yard.

Samuels was arrested in August 2016, on suspicion of encouraging terrorism, after he posted extremist content on social media featuring video of a gloved hands holding a machete and a knife making stabbing motions.

A search of his home revealed items including a machete and gloves from the online video.

Various media devices containing ISIS images and videos copied and edited by Samuels were also seized.

Detectives also linked twitter accounts supporting ISIS to Samuels. 

In November Samuels was charged with seven offenses under the terrorism act and remanded in custody.

In March Samuels appeared via video-link at the Old Bailey where he pleaded guilty to the charges prior to his sentencing today, when he was jailed for a total of four years.

The head of the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, Commander Dean Haydon, said after the sentencing: "Extremist posts like these have the power to influence many vulnerable people and stir up racial hatred.

"My officers are working relentlessly to identify and arrest those responsible for this kind of online content and put them before the courts."



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