Trump says U.S. could expand nuclear arsenal

WASHINGTON DC -- Donald Trump says the U.S. could expand its nuclear arsenal to stay “top of the pack” and a new strategic arms limitation treaty is “just another bad deal.”

The treaty permits Russia and the U.S. to have no more than 800 deployed and non-deployed land-based intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missile launchers and heavy bombers equipped to carry nuclear weapons.

Dire straits for Islamic State finances

LONDON -- A study of the finances of so-called Islamic State reveals that the group’s loss of territory has led to a dramatic 50 percent decline in income since 2014.

Seven-planet extrasolar system discovered

LONDON -- Seven Earth-sized exoplanets have been discovered orbiting an ultracool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1, which is located 12 parsecs (about 39 light years) from the Sun.

Famine looms in four countries

NEW YORK -- Almost 1.4 million children are at “imminent risk” of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, according to UN children’s agency UNICEF.

India to test second-strike capable missile

NEW DELHI -- India, is set to conduct a test of its new K-4 nuclear-capable, submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). It is expected to have a range of 3,500km (2,174 miles).

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New radar probe in King Tut’s tomb

CAIRO -- A fresh probe using next-generation radar technology will start this month, aiming to find out once and for all if another burial site lies in King Tutankhamun's tomb.

Zealandia – eighth continent under New Zealand?

BOULDER -- Geologists claim that a vast landmass almost entirely submerged in the south-west Pacific, is distinct enough to constitute a separate continent -- five million-square-kilometre Zealandia.

Motorsports 2017

Feb 24: Europa League Last 16 draw

NYON, Switzerland -- An all-German domestic contest between Schalke and Borussia Mönchengladbach is set to be the highlight of the Last 16, while free-scoring Lyon take on Roma.

Mar 3-Sep 17: World Triathlon Series

ABU DHABI -- The opening round of the World Triathlon Series will see 2016 men’s champion Mario Mola facing tough competition from Henri Schoeman and the Brownlee brothers.

Mar 14-17: Cheltenham Festival racing

CHELTENHAM -- One of the most prestigious events in world horse racing takes place in Gloucestershire, England, reaching its climax with the Gold Cup on Friday.

Feb 26: Tokyo opens Marathon season

TOKYO -- 35,000 runners will compete in the opening race of the World Marathon Majors. Helah Kiprop of Kenya won the women’s event last year in a course record 2:21:27.

Mar 26: MotoGP season opens in Qatar

LOSAIL -- Twelve teams, including Repsol Honda and reigning champion Marc Marquez, will contest the MotoGP World Championship over 18 Grands Prix.

Mar 9-12: Mexico Rally climbs test new cars

MEXICO CITY -- The new-generation WRC cars will be tested to the maximum in their first race on gravel, with climbs up to 2,737m, where engines lose 20% of their power in the thin air.

Mar 26: F1 season starts without champion

MELBOURNE -- Following the retirement of Nico Rosberg, the Formula One World Championship will start without its reigning champion for the first time since Alain Prost in 1994.

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