**S.Korea: New Cruise Missile Can Target 'Anywhere' in N.Korea**
South Korea showed off a new cruise missile on Thursday that defense officials say has the ability to strike "anywhere at anytime" in North Korea.
Seoul's military is on a heightened state of alert after North Korea's latest nuclear test, which prompted international condemnation and raised tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Defense Ministry spokesperson touted the pinpoint accuracy of the missile, which he says has now been officially deployed.
The Defense Ministry did not specify the exact range of the missile, but released footage of it being launched from a submarine and destroyer and hitting precision targets on land.
South Korea reached a deal last year with the United States to expand the range of its ballistic missiles - a move Seoul says is necessary to counter the growing threat of Pyongyang's weapons.
Washington has reassured its allies in the region of its commitment to their security following North Korea's nuclear test on Tuesday. President Barack Obama pledged protection under the U.S. "nuclear umbrella" during a telephone call Wednesday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
美国最大的载客航空公司美国航空公司(American Airlines)已与规模较小的竞争者全美航空公司(US Airways)达成一项协议，合并为全球最大的航空公司。
**American Airlines to Merge with US Airways **
American Airlines, the biggest passenger airline in the United States, has reached an agreement to merge with smaller competitor US Airways, creating the world's largest airline.
The boards of the two airlines agreed to the merger late Wednesday night. A formal announcement will be made Thursday.
The combined company, which will retain the American Airlines name, will have about 94,000 employees and a fleet of more than 900 planes servicing thousands of flights every day.
The American Airlines-US Airways merger is the latest of its kind in the U.S. aviation industry in the past decade, leaving just four major major U.S. airlines -- American, Delta, United and Southwest.