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Ten dead as Philippine plane crashes into house

Manila, Mar 17 (AFP)  Ten people were killed when a small plane crashed into a house just outside the Philippine capital today, police and aviation officials said. The twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after taking off in Plaridel town, killing all five aboard as well as three children, a mother and a grandmother from the family […]

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‘Trump admin looking to work with India on Rohingya issue’

Washington, Mar 17 : The Trump administration is looking for ways to work with India in terms of providing for the needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and also to put pressure on Myanmar to create conditions for their safe and voluntary return, a senior US official has said. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled […]

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Air strikes on Syria’s Ghouta kill 30 civilians

Beirut, Mar 17 (AFP)  Air strikes on Eastern Ghouta killed at least 30 civilians today, a monitor said, almost a month into a blistering Russia-backed regime assault on the Syrian rebel enclave outside Damascus. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not say who carried out the strikes on the town of Zamalka in […]

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Trump fires FBI official for unauthorised disclosure to media

  Washington, Mar 17 :The Trump administration has fired the number two official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) accusing him of making an unauthorised disclosure to the media. Andrew McCabe, the FBI Deputy Director, who was set to retire on Sunday, in a lengthy statement fired back alleging that his termination was an […]

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Indian man jailed for 33 months in US

Washington, Mar 17 : An Indian man has been sentenced to 33-month imprisonment for money laundering and smuggling misbranded drugs from India into the US. Ramesh Buchirajam Akkela aka Ramesh Bhai, 44, of Mumbai was arrested in Panama earlier this year and extradited to the US on Thursday. Senior judge Donetta W Ambrose sentenced Ramesh […]

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Saudi warns it will pursue nuclear weapons if Iran does

Saudi warns it will pursue nuclear weapons if Iran does

Washington, Mar 16 (AFP) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Riyadh will follow suit — just days before he arrives in Washington for talks with US President Donald Trump. “Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt, if Iran developed a […]

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UNSC calls upon Taliban to go ahead with peace talks without any preconditions

United Nations, Mar 16 : The UN Security Council has urged the Taliban to go ahead with the peace process with the Afghan government without any preconditions and threat of violence, as it welcomed Kabul’s offer to the terror group to engage in direct talks. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on February 28 unveiled a plan […]

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Kremlin says response to Britain could come ‘any minute’

Moscow, Mar 16 (AFP) The Kremlin today said it could respond to Britain’s expulsion of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a double agent “at any minute”. Retaliation would be “well thought out” and could come at any time, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists when asked if Moscow would respond to the measures before […]

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Russia will ‘of course’ expel British diplomats: Lavrov

Astana, Mar 16 (AFP) Moscow will expel British diplomats in response to London’s move to kick out 23 Russian officials over the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. “Of course we will,” Lavrov told journalists when asked whether Moscow will respond in kind to the expulsion of Russian […]

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Death toll rises to 6 after collapse of Miami footbridge

Miami, Mar 16 (AFP) The death toll from the collapse of a pedestrian bridge has risen to at least six, Miami police said today as crews searched under the huge concrete slabs which fell onto a busy highway. The operation has shifted from rescue to body recovery, with engineers fearing the support structures at either […]