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Daily Archives: December 21, 2015

Philippines pledges to build stronger army amid territorial tensions

The Philippines’ President Benigno Aquino has pledged to build a stronger army to face maritime challenges amid growing territorial tensions in the region. “We’re planning to acquire new frigates, Strategic Sealift Vessels, long-range patrol and close air support aircraft and other equipment,” Aquino said on Monday at the 80th founding ...

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Football: Ighalo punishes Liverpool, Hammers hold Swansea

LONDON (AFP) – Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo s brace punished a ramshackle defensive display by Liverpool as Watford overwhelmed Jurgen Klopp s side 3-0 on Sunday to record a fourth consecutive Premier League win. After a clanger by Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, deputising for the injured Simon Mignolet, enabled Nathan Ake to ...

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Most Syria militants share ideology with Daesh: Report

Defeating the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group would not end terrorism in Syria since most of the militants fighting in the country are sympathetic to the group, a new report says, as some Western countries persist on their support for so-called “moderate” militant groups in the war-ravaged Middle Eastern country.  According to a study by ...

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Seven Yemenis killed, 12 injures in Saudi airstrike

At least seven people have been killed and 12 others wounded in an airstrike carried out by Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s western region despite a fragile truce. Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported on Monday that the Saudi airstrike targeted the Haya al-Shuhada district of the city of al-Hudaydah. The latest attack ...

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Zionist lobby behind US visa restrictions: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari says the recently devised visa restrictions in the US, which affect dual national Iranians and people who have visited Iran, were pushed through under the pressure of Zionist lobby groups. During his weekly press briefing on Monday, Jaberi Ansari said the recently passed legislation in Washington was part of the ...

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Turkish soldier dies of gunshot wounds

A Turkish soldier has succumbed to the wounds sustained during skirmishes with members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group in Turkey’s volatile southeastern province of Sirnak. The Turkish General Staff announced in a statement that the soldier was injured in the town of Cizre, located about 1,200 kilometers ...

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China huge landslide leaves 100 people missing

Nearly 100 people have been reported as missing after a massive landslide in southern China hit an industrial park, burying dozens of buildings, Chinese authorities say. According to the official Xinhua news agency, the landslide hit Hengtaiyu Industrial Park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province on ...

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