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The Yorkshire Post wished Queen Elizabeth II a "happy birthday ma'am" on the front page of its Thursday edition, as the monarch turns 90.

The Leeds-based daily chose one of three pictures taken for the occasion by acclaimed American photographer Annie Leibovitz. The queen is standing on the steps of Windsor Castle with four of her dogs (clockwise from top left Willow, Vulcan, Candy and Holly).

And though this time she was pictured at home, let's not forget that the birthday Queen recently not only became the longest-serving monarch, but also the most widely traveled head of state in history. Worldcrunch picked a few of Elizabeth's memorable foreign visits in this video:


Queen Elizabeth II: Record-Breaking...par Worldcrunch

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North Korea And Nukes: Why The World Is Obliged To Try To Negotiate

How to handle a nuclear armed pariah state is not a simple question.

North Korea And Nukes: Why The World Is Obliged To Try To Negotiate

North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Yongsan Railway Station in Seoul

Alexander Gillespie

The recent claim by Kim Jong Un that North Korea plans to develop the world’s most powerful nuclear force may well have been more bravado than credible threat. But that doesn’t mean it can be ignored.

The best guess is that North Korea now has sufficient fissile material to build 45 to 55 nuclear weapons, three decades after beginning its program. The warheads would mostly have yields of around 10 to 20 kilotons, similar to the 15 kiloton bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.

But North Korea has the capacity to make devices ten times bigger. Its missile delivery systems are also advancing in leaps and bounds. The technological advance is matched in rhetoric and increasingly reckless acts, including test-firing missiles over Japan in violation of all international norms, provoking terror and risking accidental war.

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