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Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier amid US tensions

Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier amid US tensions

Tehran:  Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, state television reported, an exercise aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. Iranian commandos also fast-roped down from a helicopter onto the replica in the footage from […]

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UN report: North Korean officials abused repatriated women

UN report: North Korean officials abused repatriated women

Geneva:  The UN human rights office reported Tuesday that scores of North Korean women who had travelled abroad in a desperate search for work were abused by security officials and police through beatings, detention in unsanitary conditions, undernourishment and invasive body searches after being sent back home. The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner […]

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Trade, technology at risk in US-China feud

Trade, technology at risk in US-China feud

Beijing:  They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertwined. The ongoing sharp deterioration in US-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world. In the latest escalation, a […]

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US agents use gas, flash bangs to clear Portland protesters

US agents use gas, flash bangs to clear Portland protesters

Portland (US):  A night that started with a reported shooting and a bag containing loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails amid a peaceful protest — morphed into an intense early morning confrontation between demonstrators and law enforcement in Oregon’s largest city. US agents repeatedly fired what appeared to be tear gas, flash bangs and pepper […]

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Chinese doctor alleges COVID-19 cover-up; says Wuhan market was ‘clean already’

Chinese doctor alleges COVID-19 cover-up; says Wuhan market was ‘clean already’

Beijing:  A Chinese doctor, who diagnosed early coronavirus cases in China, has accused the local authorities of a cover-up of the initial scale of the outbreak at the epicentre Wuhan, saying the evidence was already destroyed when they went for investigation, according to a media report. Speaking to the BBC, Professor Kwok-Yung Yuen, a microbiologist, […]

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Can Trump turn around his beleaguered campaign?

Can Trump turn around his beleaguered campaign?

New York:  With fewer than 100 days before polls open across America, President Donald Trump is running short on time to reset his beleaguered reelection bid. The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is surging again, the economic recovery appears to be slipping backward and racial divisions are still exploding. More Americans say the country […]

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Trump faces headwinds as Election Day draws near

Trump faces headwinds as Election Day draws near

Washington: With the November election 100 days away, more Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction than at any previous point in Donald Trump’s presidency, putting the incumbent in a perilous position as his reelection bid against Democrat Joe Biden enters a pivotal stretch. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center […]

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Police corral crowds as movers leave US Consulate in China      

Police corral crowds as movers leave US Consulate in China      

Chengdu:  Moving trucks and vehicles with diplomatic plates pulled out of a US Consulate in southwest China on Sunday, as its impending closure over rising bilateral tensions drew a steady stream of onlookers for the second straight day. People stopped to take selfies and photos, jamming a sidewalk busy with shoppers and families with strollers […]

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Arrests and clashes follow anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Arrests and clashes follow anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Tel Aviv: Police said Sunday they arrested more than a dozen Israelis in country-wide protests the previous night that drew thousands of people in a growing and persistent show of force against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his handling of the coronavirus crisis. Thousands of people demonstrated outside Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem and hundreds […]

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Pakistanis head terror groups ISIL-K, AQIS, TTP; not yet blacklisted: UN report

Pakistanis head terror groups ISIL-K, AQIS, TTP; not yet blacklisted: UN report

United Nations: Pakistani nationals remain at the leadership levels in terror groups such as al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and many of them are yet to be blacklisted, according to a UN report. The 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring […]