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Daily Archives: September 21, 2016

US lands 1st B-1B bomber on Korean Peninsula in 20 years

The United States has landed a supersonic bomber in South Korea which Washington said with an aim to remind Pyongyang of American powerful military assets in the region. The move came after North Korea successfully ground-tested a new high-power rocket engine, saying it would be used for launching geostationary satellites. ...

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Iraqi forces, tribal fighters liberate strategic district in Anbar

Iraqi army soldiers, backed by fighters from pro-government tribal units, have fully liberated a strategic district in the western province of Anbar from Takfiri Daesh terrorists. A high-ranking military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network on Wednesday that government forces and their allies had taken ...

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30 go missing after ferry sinks in Bangladesh

A ferryboat has capsized in Bangladesh, leaving around 30 people missing, in the latest river accident in the country. The overcrowded vessel sank in the River Sandhya shortly after it set off from the town of Banaripara in Barisal district, police said. Some of the passengers managed to swim to ...

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UN warns against risk of genocide in Burundi

A group of UN investigators have warned against a looming risk of genocide in Burundi, saying a “general trend of ethnically divisive rhetoric by the government” means that the conflict could spill into other African countries. “Given the country’s history, the danger of the crime of genocide also looms large,” ...

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PM talks to Gen Raheel on phone

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday night talked to army chief Gen Raheel Sharif on phone about tensions with India over held Kashmir. “The prime minister and Gen Raheel Sharif had a telephonic conversation in which they discussed … the prevailing regional situation,” a PM Office spokesman said. Mr ...

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India steps up drive against Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India ratcheted up its diplomatic campaign to target Pakistan as a ‘terrorist state’ on Tuesday and the immediate casualty may be Islamabad’s Saarc summit, with Kabul’s envoy in New Delhi not ruling out a boycott. “We have to make sure that we bring the maximum number of countries ...

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Floods, landslides leave 20 people dead in Indonesia’s Java

Heavy rains in Indonesia have caused the death of at least 20 people on the island of Java as the monsoon season approaches the island country. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Mitigation Agency, said on Wednesday that the death toll could rise as several people ...

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