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80 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka

September 05, 2017

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has released at least 80 Indian fishermen who had been caught poaching in the island nation’s waters, officials said Tuesday. The Sri Lankan Navy handed over the fishermen to Indian Coast Guard at the international maritime boundary line, from there they were taken to Tamil Nadu, Xinhua news agency reported. The fishermen...

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US considering cutting trade with countries doing business with North Korea: Donald Trump

September 04, 2017

WASHINGTON: The US is considering stopping “all trade” with any country doing business with North Korea, US President Donald Trump has said in a tweet. The US President’s threat on Sunday came after North Korea’s official media has announced that the country had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb capable of being carrie...

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Australian toddler found shot dead

August 28, 2017

SYDNEY: A three-year-old Australian toddler was found shot dead in a house in the Sydney, police said on Monday. The police were called to the house at around 8 p.m. following reports of a domestic disturbance at the house in the suburb of Lalor Park, reports Xinhua news agency. Upon entering, they found the girl with a gunshot wound to her neck,...

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233 people treated after suspected chemical leak in UK

August 28, 2017

LONDON: Health officials Sunday confirmed that 233 people were being treated after a suspected chemical leak along Britain's southern coast. The officials in East Sussex confirmed the news on Sunday night after British emergency services evacuated a beach in Sussex, reports Xinhua news agency. On Sunday morning, some 50 people on the beach at Bir...

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Kabul mosque attack toll reaches 40

August 26, 2017

KABUL: The death toll in Friday's mosque attack in Kabul increased on Saturday to 40 with 90 others injured, the authorities announced. The toll was confirmed by the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) which condemned the attack on the Imam-e-Zaman Mosque and expressed "serious concern" about the increasing number of attacks on civi...

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Nepali woman attacked in New York, thrown on metro rail track

August 24, 2017

NEW YORK: A woman of Nepali origin was attacked at a local underground metro station and thrown on to the rail track, but was saved when two people pulled her to safety before a train came along, according to media reports. Kamala Shrestha, 49, received a head injury in the Tuesday night attack and was taken to a hospital, the New York Daily News ...

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Saudi-led airstrike kills 35 in Yemen's capital

August 23, 2017

SANAA [YEMEN]: At least 35 people were reportedly killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday. Citing officials, Xinhua news agency reported that the air strike occurred in Bait al-Edhari area of Arhab district, north of Sanaa. The Houthis, who control Sanaa and ...

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33 injured in US train crash

August 22, 2017

WASHINGTON: At least 33 people were injured in a train crash at a station in the US city of Philadelphia early on Tuesday. An inbound Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an empty stationary train at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby around 12.15 a.m., the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) said. Upper Darby...

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Trump wants India to help US with Afghanistan 'goals'

August 22, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to further develop strategic partnership with India to achieve country's goals in Afghanistan, saying American troops "will fight to win" and "from now on victory will have a clear definition." "We appreciate India's important contributions to stability in Afghanistan, but India makes bi...

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Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office

August 18, 2017

TAIPEI: A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan's presidential office Friday, authorities said. The Taiwanese man who was arrested at the scene said he was expressing his political views and had stolen the sword from a nearby history museum, police said. The presidential...

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