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Daily Archives: January 12, 2016

Think tank warns UK over potential drone attacks

Terrorist groups may use “simple and affordable” drones to attack high-profile targets or nuclear power stations in Britain, security experts say. According to a report by the Oxford Research Group, large numbers of drones commercially available in the UK can be weaponized by simply attaching explosives. “The UK government, police, military ...

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Amir needs to focus on what’s in front of him: Grant Elliott

WELLINGTON: The New Zealand-Pakistan series features the return of convicted Pakistani spot-fixer Mohammad Amir’s return to international cricket after a five-year ban from the game. However, the New Zealanders, fresh from a 2-0 T20 series win over Sri Lanka, maintained that the induction of Amir into the Pakistan team was ...

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Obama gives last State of the Union address

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Barack Obama gives his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, perhaps the last opportunity of his presidency to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election. The White House is promising an unorthodox speech, with Obama eschewing the traditional checklist of legislative priorities. Instead, ...

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UN forces in CAR paid young girls for sex: Report

UN peacekeepers deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR) have been found to have paid girls as young as 13 years of age to conduct sexual activities for them. At least four members of the world body’s mission to the CAR are accused of having exploited the young girls “for anywhere from ...

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Turkmens see Kurdish trench as start of Iraq division

Iraqi Turkmen leaders say the local Kurdish government is exploiting the war on Daesh to dig a trench that will divide the country. They said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is digging the trench in the conflict lines between Daesh and Kurdish forces across northern Iraq. “We see this move to dig a trench as ...

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Iraqi forces liberate more regions in Anbar Province

Security forces in Iraq, backed by tribal fighters, have made fresh gains against Daesh, liberating new areas in the western province of Anbar. Troops retook the Qaryat Sakran region, about 240 km (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad, on Monday following heavy clashes with the terrorists, mayor of Haditha Mabrouk Hamid told the Arabic-language al-Sumaria television. Military commander ...

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