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UN chief calls for investigation of Saudi coalition attack on Yemen bus

UN chief calls for investigation of Saudi coalition attack on Yemen bus

United Nations, Aug 10: The United Nations chief has urged an “independent and prompt” probe into a strike at a market in rebel-held northern Yemen that killed at least 29 children. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday called “on all parties to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law, in particular the fundamental rules of distinction, […]

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Taliban launch attack on Afghan city, casualties: officials

Taliban launch attack on Afghan city, casualties: officials

Ghazni (Afghanistan), Aug 10: Taliban militants have launched an attack on an Afghan provincial capital and heavy fighting is under way as security forces try to beat them back, officials and witnesses said today. At least one Afghan soldier has been killed and seven others wounded in the fighting in the southeastern city of Ghazni, […]

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Trump warns countries against doing business with Iran

Trump warns countries against doing business with Iran

US reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran

Washington, Aug 7:  US President Donald Trump today said that sanctions reimposed on Iran were the “most biting ever” as he warned other countries from doing business with Tehran. “The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level,” he […]

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Indonesian Imam leading prayer as quake hits goes viral

Indonesian Imam leading prayer as quake hits goes viral

Jakarta, Aug 06:  A video of an Indonesian Imam stoically reciting evening prayers in Bali as a deadly earthquake struck neighbouring Lombok has gone viral on social media, with Internet users praising him for his unwavering faith. The white-robed Islamic leader was preaching yesterday night at a mosque in Denpasar on the holiday island of […]

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97 injured as Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm

97 injured as Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm

Durango: An Aeromexico flight crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames and injuring 97 people, officials said. The Embraer 190 aircraft, which was operating between Durango and Mexico City and crashed around 3:00 pm local time (20:00 GMT), was carrying “88 adults, nine minors, two infants, […]

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Canada hits back at US with tariffs on metals, bourbon and orange juice

Canada hits back at US with tariffs on metals, bourbon and orange juice

Ottawa, Jun 30: Canada hit back at the US with retaliatory tariffs on American summertime essentials including Florida orange juice, ketchup and Kentucky bourbon in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump. As temperatures and tensions increase, the measures targeting Canadian dollar 16.6 billion (USD 12.6 billion) in US steel, aluminum […]

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Air strikes on southern Syria kill 22 civilians: Monitor

Air strikes on southern Syria kill 22 civilians: Monitor

Beirut, Jun 28: A barrage of Russian air strikes on rebel-held areas of southern Syria killed 22 civilians today, a monitoring group said, most of them in a single battered town. “At least 35 Russian air strikes hit the town of Al-Mseifra,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “One of them hit a basement […]

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Over 200 killed in weekend violence in central Nigeria: Governor

Over 200 killed in weekend violence in central Nigeria: Governor

Jos (Nigeria), Jun 27:  More than 200 people were killed in violence against farming communities last weekend in Plateau state, central Nigeria, according to a speech by the governor published today. Simon Lalong said after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the state capital Jos last night that the clashes had left “the […]

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US, Chinese defence chiefs talk cooperation despite tensions

US, Chinese defence chiefs talk cooperation despite tensions

Beijing, Jun 27: US Defense Secretary James Mattis met his Chinese counterpart in Beijing today, aiming to find areas of cooperation despite a mounting military rivalry between the two superpowers. On his first ever visit to China, the Pentagon chief was greeted at the headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army by an honour guard and […]

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Harley-Davidson move shows US facing ‘consequences’ of tariffs: EU

Harley-Davidson move shows US facing ‘consequences’ of tariffs: EU

Brussels, Jun 26:   The EU’s top trade official today said the decision of Harley-Davidson to shift some manufacturing of its iconic motorcycles overseas, which President Donald Trump criticised, was a natural consequence of a protectionist US trade policy. “We don’t want to punish, but that is the unfortunate consequence, that (US companies) will put pressure […]

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