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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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Trump should resign, says Al Gore

August 18, 2017

WASHINGTON: Former US Vice President Al Gore has said its time for President Donald Trump to leave office. Gore said in an interview published on Thursday that if he could give Trump one piece of advice, it would be to resign. The former Vice President had been highly critical of Trump over his moves to dismantle several high-profile Obama admini...

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13 killed, 100 injured in Spain attack, IS claims responsibility

August 18, 2017

BARCELONA: The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for an attack in which a van ran over pedestrians here in Las Ramblas boulevard. At least 13 persons were killed and more than 100 injured. Confirming the death toll, Head of Catalonia's Regional Interior Department Joaquim Forn said in a tweet on Thursday: "My strongest condemnat...

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17 killed in Burkina Faso attack

August 14, 2017

OUAGADOUGOU (BURKINA FASO): Seventeen persons have been killed and eight wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso here, the government said. Witnesses were quoted as saying that three gunmen on Sunday opened fire on customers seated outside a hotel and restaurant, the BBC reported. The shooting began shortly af...

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36 dead, 13 injured in China road accident

August 11, 2017

BEIJING: At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in an expressway accident in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Thursday night. The accident occurred when a coach hit the wall of the Qinling tunnel of the Xi'an-Hanzhong Expressway, Xinhua reported. According to the public security department of Shaanxi, the coach was en route to ...

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'N.Korean missiles can reach Guam in 14 minutes'

August 11, 2017

WASHINGTON: If North Korea launches missiles on Guam, it would take only about 14 minutes for the rockets to reach the US territory, the island's Homeland Security spokeswoman announced. Jenna Gaminde told a press briefing on Thursday that the residents would be immediately notified by the 15 All-Hazards Alert Warning System sirens, located in low...

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Fire and fury threat against N.Korea not tough enough: Trump

August 11, 2017

WASHINGTON: The US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that perhaps his threat to visit "fire and fury" upon North Korea for its provocations "wasn't tough enough," despite sparking worldwide fears of a potential nuclear conflict. Trump reaffirmed his threats against the regime of Kim Jong-un in remarks to reporters before a security meeting w...

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Islamic State threatens new attacks in Iran

August 10, 2017

TEHRAN: The Islamic State issued a video on Wednesday threatening new attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran, local media reported. A man wearing a black ski mask and holding an AK-47, seated alongside two others, made the threat in a video bearing the Islamic State’s Amaq news agency logo. The Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group which has s...

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N.Korea threatens to launch missiles towards US' Guam

August 10, 2017

PYONGYANG: North Korea on Thursday warned that it was preparing four intermediate-range missiles (IRBM) to be launched towards the US territory of Guam, according to a state-media report. "The Strategic Force of the KPA (Korean People's Army) is seriously examining the plan for an enveloping strike at Guam through simultaneous fire of four Hwason...

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Modi must not ignore China's threats as Nehru did in 1962: Chinese daily

August 08, 2017

BEIJING: India is as naive as it was in 1962 if it thinks China will not respond to its "provocations" in Doklam, a Chinese daily said on Tuesday. The state-run Global Times also said the outcome of a possible military conflict, which was "unavoidable" if Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps "ignoring" China's warnings, was "fixed". The edi...

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