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US ordered to halt ‘humanitarian’ Iran sanctions in blow for Trump

US ordered to halt ‘humanitarian’ Iran sanctions in blow for Trump

The Hague, Oct 3 :  The UN’s top court ordered the United States Wednesday to suspend sanctions on “humanitarian” goods for Iran in a stunning setback for US President Donald Trump. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) handed down the bombshell judgement after Iran asked it to halt economic measures that Trump reimposed after pulling […]

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Chinese destroyer extremely close to US warship: US

Chinese destroyer extremely close to US warship: US

Washington, Oct 2:  A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer — forcing it to change course — in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea, an official said Monday. The USS Decatur guided-missile destroyer was conducting what the military calls a […]

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5.9-magnitude quake hits off Indonesian island of Sumba: USGS

5.9-magnitude quake hits off Indonesian island of Sumba: USGS

Jakarta, Oct 2:  A shallow 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Indonesia’s Sumba island on Tuesday morning, the US Geological Survey said. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres around 40 kilometres off Sumba, an island of some 750,000 people. Sumba lies some 1,600 kilometres to the south of Sulawesi […]

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Church yields bodies as Indonesia toll expected to rise

Church yields bodies as Indonesia toll expected to rise

Palu, Oct 2:  The bodies of dozens of students have been pulled from their landslide-swamped church in Sulawesi, officials said Tuesday, as an international effort to help nearly 200,000 Indonesia quake-tsunami victims ground into gear. The discovery adds to the already-high death toll from Friday’s disaster, when a powerful earthquake sent a devastating tsunami smashing […]

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At least seven dead in suicide attack on Afghan election rally: official

At least seven dead in suicide attack on Afghan election rally: official

Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Oct 2:  At least seven people were killed in a suicide attack on an Afghan election campaign rally on Tuesday, an official said, in the latest violence to strike the country. Another 25 people were wounded when the militant blew himself up at the rally of parliamentary candidate Abdul Nasir Mohmmand in the […]

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Libya seeks UN ‘security’ support

Libya seeks UN ‘security’ support

United Nations, Sep 29:  After a month of militia clashes that left more than 100 people dead, Libya’s UN-backed foreign minister on Friday called for the country’s UN political mission to transform into a “security and stability” support role. Mohamed Siala, foreign minister of the UN-backed Libyan unity government, did not specify if he had […]

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‘48 dead, hundreds injured in tsunami-hit Indonesian city’

‘48 dead, hundreds injured in tsunami-hit Indonesian city’

Jakarta, Sep 29: At least 48 people were killed by a quake-tsunami in an Indonesian city, the country’s disaster agency said Saturday, announcing its first official death toll. The agency added that another 356 people were injured in Palu on Sulawesi island where waves as high as 1.5 metres (five feet) slammed into the city […]

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China says can’t hold US trade talks with ‘knife to the throat’

China says can’t hold US trade talks with ‘knife to the throat’

Beijing, Sep 25 : China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like “holding a knife to someone’s throat”. Speaking a day after Washington activated tariffs on 200 billion in Chinese goods, vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen said China is open […]

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Instagram co-founders resigning: report

Instagram co-founders resigning: report

San Francisco, Sep 25:  Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving the smartphone photo-sharing service bought by Facebook six years ago for a billion dollars, the New York Times reported late Monday citing unnamed sources. Systrom and Krieger have resigned from their posts as chief executive and chief technology officer respectively, not giving […]

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Rouhani vows to boost Iran missiles despite Western concerns

Rouhani vows to boost Iran missiles despite Western concerns

Tehran, Sep 22: President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Saturday to boost Iran’s ballistic missile capabilities despite Western concerns that were cited by his US counterpart Donald Trump in May when he abandoned a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran. “We will never decrease our defensive capabilities… we will increase them day by day,” Rouhani said at […]

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