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China joins Australia’s largest drill for first time

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Australia’s largest joint maritime exercise, involving more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries, has started off the strategic northern port city of Darwin, with China participating for the first time. The 2018 version of the large-scale biennial drill, dubbed Exercise Kakadu, kicked off on Saturday, hosting ...

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Death toll from Japan quake hits 44, number of wounded at 660

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week rose to 44, with 660 injured, the government said on Monday. The pre-dawn, 6.7-magnitude quake on Thursday temporarily paralyzed the island of Hokkaido, cutting off access by air and train and knocking out power ...

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North Korea marks 70th anniv. with parade: No ICBMS, flowers abound

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – North Korea has marked the 70th anniversary of its establishment with massive ceremonies and a military parade featuring floats and flowers, but only displaying short-range battlefield rockets instead of the more controversial missiles that are said to be capable of targeting the US mainland. The celebrations, ...

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Gaza hospitals could close soon due to US cutting funds

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The Palestinian Health Ministry has warned that hospitals in Gaza could close within days due to a shortage of fuel and subsequent power outages after the US decided to cut aid to the besieged enclave and the West Bank. Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said generators are about ...

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US diplomatic missions behind Basra unrest: Iraqi group

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi says it has evidence showing US diplomatic missions in the Arab country have instigated the recent violence in the southern oil-rich city of Basra. “We have complete information and documents that show the US embassy and consulate in the country caused the Basra ...

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Roaring California wildfire explodes in size

(AP) – A roaring wildfire that shut down a stretch of a major interstate near the California-Oregon border exploded in size as crews on Saturday scrambled to prevent flames from reaching rural communities. The blaze in California’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest was burning out of control after chewing through 58 square ...

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