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30 killed in attack on northwest Pakistan airbase

At least 30 people are killed after pro-Taliban militants attack an air force base in the northwestern Pakistan city of Peshawar. The militants struck the residential compound within the base on Friday, killing at least 17 people. Soldiers quickly surrounded the attackers, confining them to a small area and killing ...

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Japan legislative committee approves security bills in surprise vote

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has pushed a set of controversial security bills through a legislative committee, catching the opposition by surprise. On Thursday, the bills were moved through the committee despite refusal by the opposition, which says it will not accept the vote, as it took place without their ...

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Asia’s millionaires to become world’s richest: report

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Asia Pacific millionaires are set to become the world s richest next year, a report said Wednesday, driven largely by wealthy individuals in India and China. The combined wealth of Asia Pacific s super rich will surpass its 2014 total of $15.8 trillion and overtake that of their North ...

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Russia to continue military aid to Syria: President Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will continue to supply the Syrian government with military assistance. Putin made the remarks at a Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, on Tuesday. He dismissed allegations that Russia’s support for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has resulted ...

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Helicopter crashes in southwest China, kills four

A helicopter has gone down under yet unknown circumstances in southwestern China, leaving four people dead. The deadly crash occurred in Chongqing municipality at around 1 p.m. local time (0500 GMT) on Sunday, when the Bell 407 GX aircraft lost contact with air traffic control after departing from Wanzhou District, ...

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Moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake rocks Tokyo

TOKYO (AFP) – A moderate earthquake hit Tokyo early Saturday, waking residents and shaking buildings in the Japanese capital, but there was no immediate report of any damage. At least 11 people were injured in the capital in connection with the jolt, “but no one was seriously injured,” said an ...

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3 killed, 25 missing in Japan floods

Relentless flooding from torrential rains has claimed the lives of three people across Japan, while another 25 have gone missing. Authorities reported the fatalities on Friday amid no let-up in disastrous raining, triggered by Typhoon Etau, which overwhelmed the country earlier in the week. One woman was found dead in the Kanuma city, ...

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Taiwan military drills simulate confrontation with China

Taiwan has launched a live-fire anti-landing drill to simulate a scenario of confrontation with China. The drills was staged on Thursday as part of this year’s five-day annual military exercise codenamed “Han Kuang 31” (Han Glory) in the northern Hsinchu county with the aim of examining Taiwanese armed forces’ performance ...

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