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30 killed in two separate mass shootings in US

30 killed in two separate mass shootings in US

Washington/Houston, Aug 4:  At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in two separate mass shootings within 24 hours in the United States, the latest in a string of mass shootings in America. Ten people, including the shooter, were killed and at least 16 others injured on early Sunday in Dayton’s Oregon district, […]

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Iran seizes third foreign ship in less than month

Iran seizes third foreign ship in less than month

Tehran, Aug 4:  Iran has seized a foreign tanker in the Gulf, state media said Sunday, in what would be the third such seizure in a month amid heightened tensions with its foe the United States. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps “seized this ship around Farsi Island which was carrying around 700,000 litres of smuggled […]

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US, Taliban push for peace in day 2 of talks

US, Taliban push for peace in day 2 of talks

Doha, Aug 4: The US and the Taliban were thrashing out elements of a deal to bring a close to Afghanistan’s 18-year conflict at the second day of renewed talks in Doha on Sunday. The US, which invaded Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban in 2001, wants to withdraw thousands of troops and turn the page […]

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Iran's Zarif sanctioned after declining Trump meet: officials

Iran's Zarif sanctioned after declining Trump meet: officials

Tehran, Aug 4:  Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was hit with US sanctions after turning down an invitation to meet President Donald Trump, officials in the Islamic republic said on Sunday. The New Yorker magazine reported on Friday that Senator Rand Paul met Zarif in the US on July 15 and had Trump’s blessing […]

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Report: Blast at Syrian air base kills 26 soldiers

Report: Blast at Syrian air base kills 26 soldiers

Damascus, Aug 4 (AP) A Syrian pro-government newspaper is reporting 26 soldiers, including seven officers, have been killed in an explosion blamed on a technical error in central Syria. Al-Watan quoted a military official as describing Saturday’s explosion at the Shayrat air base in the Homs province as severe. The official news agency SANA reported […]

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US welcomes conditional truce in Syria's Idlib region

US welcomes conditional truce in Syria's Idlib region

Sydney, Aug 4:  The United States Sunday welcomed a ceasefire in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region after months of deadly government bombardments but insisted attacks against civilians must stop. Air strikes on Idlib province halted on Friday after the Syrian regime agreed to a truce on the condition that rebel backer Turkey implements a buffer zone […]

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31 dead, 62 rescued after boats capsize in Philippines

31 dead, 62 rescued after boats capsize in Philippines

Manila, Aug 4 (AP) Rescuers recovered more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce winds and waves off two central Philippine provinces, bringing the death toll to 31 with three missing, the coast guard said Sunday. Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo said the dead were mostly passengers of […]

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US wants to quickly deploy new missiles in Asia: Esper

US wants to quickly deploy new missiles in Asia: Esper

Sydney, Aug 3 :  Washington wants to quickly deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Asia, to counter the rise of China in the region, new US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday. “Yes I would like to,” Esper said when asked if the US was considering deploying new medium-range conventional weapons in Asia now Washington is […]

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New round of US-Taliban talks opens in Doha: Taliban

New round of US-Taliban talks opens in Doha: Taliban

Doha, Aug 3 :  Talks between the US and the Taliban seeking to end nearly 18 years of war in Afghanistan resumed in Doha on Saturday, the Taliban said. “Today the talks began,” the insurgent group’s spokesman in Doha, Suhail Shaheen, told AFP. The US, which invaded Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban in 2001, wants […]

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India expresses disappointment over Guterres mentioning it in report on children and armed conflict

India expresses disappointment over Guterres mentioning it in report on children and armed conflict

United Nations, Aug 3 : India has strongly expressed its disappointment over UN chief Antonio Guterres, in his recent report, including situations in India that are neither armed conflicts nor a threat to international security, saying such attempt to “expand mandate in a selective manner” to certain situations only politicises the agenda. In the ‘Annual […]

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