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Missiles fall off British warplane in Cyprus

NICOSIA: Two missiles fell from a warplane at a British base in southern Cyprus on Wednesday as the aircraft returned from a military operation, without causing casualties. The runway was closed after two Brimstone missiles detached themselves from a Tornado GR4 while landing at RAF Akrotiri, on the outskirts of ...

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28 killed in US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan

More than two dozen people have lost their lives in a strike carried out by a US unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. Provincial governor spokesman Ahmadzia Abdulzai said on Wednesday that the drone attack struck the Haska Mina district of the province, situated over 150 kilometers ...

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India clears $4.74 billion defence purchase

NEW DELHI: India’s defence ministry has cleared the purchase of military equipment worth $4.74 billion, including four long-range patrol aircraft from US aerospace giant Boeing, an official said Wednesday. The Defence Acquisition Council, which approves big-ticket purchases, also approved an order for 428 air defence artillery guns during a meeting ...

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‘Chinese police kill 3 knife-wielding Uighur suspects’

Police in northeastern China say they have killed three Muslim Uighurs in a clash, saying the ‘knife-wielding’ suspects attacked officers. A fourth suspect, a 28-year-old woman, also sustained injuries during the Monday incident in the city of Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province, local police said in a statement on their microblog. The ...

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