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Earthquake kills eight in western China: report

BEIJING  – An earthquake rocked China’s western Xinjiang region on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring another 23 as more than 1,500 homes crumbled, state media reported. The shallow 5.4-magnitude quake struck at 5:58 am (2158 GMT Wednesday) 213 kilometres (133 miles) south-southwest of the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, ...

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Sanders to tour UK before general election

Former US Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders says he is planning to tour the UK ahead of the country’s general elections next month. Sanders, a Vermont senator, is scheduled to give a series of speeches to promote his best-selling book Our Revolution: A Future To Believe In, which provides an ...

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Iraqi forces make fresh gains in western Mosul

The Iraqi forces have launched a fresh operation to liberate the last remaining districts of the city of Mosul from Daesh Takfiri terrorists. Meanwhile, the Iraqi prime minister has dismissed reports that the fight against Daesh is led by foreign troops stationed in Iraq.

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Malik will be first Pakistani to play mini World Cup six times

Only seven other players apart from Shoaib Malik have this distinction Pakistan announced its ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squad recently in which Shoaib Malik was retained in the team. With this inclusion, Malik becomes the first Pakistani to play the tournament six times. Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squad: Sarfraz ...

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No Google Chrome for Windows 10 S users

Users won’t be allowed to change Microsoft Edge and Bing as their default browser and search engine. The arrival of Windows 10 S spells bad news for Google Chrome users as Microsoft has announced that their new operating system won’t allow the popular browser to run. Considering the fact that ...

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US, NATO prepared to deter Russia in Europe: Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary James Mattis says the United States and NATO are prepared to deploy military equipment to the Baltic region to deter Russia. “We will deploy whatever capability is necessary here,” Mattis said on Wednesday when asked about regional air defenses at a press conference with Lithuanian President Dalia ...

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Pakistani General Sharif shrouded in mystery, confusion: Analyst

The mysterious manner by which Pakistan’s former military chief Raheel Sharif has been made commander of a Saudi-led alliance remains a matter of controversy in the country, a political expert says. Bruce Riedel, an American expert on US security, South Asia, and counter-terrorism, wrote in an article published on dailybeast.com on Wednesday that uncertainty ...

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Red Cross demands access to Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

An international humanitarian aid group has asked the government of Myanmar to give it access to help the Muslim Rohingya community in the county’s troubled Rakhine State. Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), told reporters in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, late on Wednesday ...

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