BBC News with Rosemary Crick.

State media in North Korea have said the final goal of the country’s leader Kim Jong-Un is military equilibrium with the United States. It said he wanted to make sure that America would not dare to talk about military option. The comments follow Pyongyang’s latest missile test which was strongly condemned by the UN Security Council.

The United States has urged the parliament in Iraq autonomous Kurdish region to abandon its plans for a referendum on independence. Washington warned the vote during nine days would distract from efforts to defeat Islamic State's militants in Iraq.

Armed police and military personnel are being deployed in key locations across Britain, following the raising of terror threat to alerted critical, the highest possible level. It means that after the bombing of a crowded train in London, the government believes a further terror attack may be imminent.

The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said Britain can have a glorious future outside the European Union. In a newspaper article, Mr. Johnson who campaigned for Brexit before last year’s referendum says it will be a mockery of the results if Britain continues to be part of the EU’s single market and customs union.

Hundreds of demonstrators have been marching through the street of St. Louis in the US state of Missouri after a judge acquitted a former white police officer of the murder of a black man in 2011. Police say they may have made 13 arrests, and that four officers were being injured.

A woman in Jamaica said to be the oldest person in the world, Falad Morsprown, has died at the age of 117. She said the secret of her long life was to eat everything except pork and chicken and not to drink rum.

A new museum dedicated to graffiti is opening in Berlin today. The museum for urban contemporary art is being described as the first of its kind in the world. The exhibition displays exlusive work by more than 100 artists.

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