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North Korea confirms test firing ballistic missile

May 15, 2017

Pyongyang: North Korea on Monday confirmed the test firing of a medium long-range ballistic missile one day earlier. The official Korean Central News Agency said the test fire of a new ground-to-ground strategic ballistic missile "Hwasong-12" was successfully carried out on Sunday by scientists and technicians in the field of rocket research. Nor...

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Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call: Microsoft

May 15, 2017

Washington: A cyber-attack that hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft has said. The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments had caused "widespread damage", the BBC reported. A statement from Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith...

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19 killed in Kenya road accident

May 13, 2017

NAIROBI: At least 19 people were killed in a road accident involving a passenger bus and two trucks on the Nairobi-Nakuru stretch on Saturday morning, police said. The accident took place on early Saturday morning at Gilgil, about 120 km northwest of Nairobi, when a bus collided with two trucks, said a police official. “… We lost 18 ...

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11 civilians killed in Syria bombings

May 13, 2017

CAIRO: At least 11 civilians were killed in bombings by the US-led international coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in two provinces in northeastern Syria, a British war monitor reported on Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) detailed that six people were killed on Friday in bombings by the coalition and SDF on t...

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Trump considering 11 candidates to replace Comey

May 13, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is considering 11 candidates to replace former FBI Director James Comey following his sacking earlier this week, according to senior White House officials. The White House has already started having conversations with some of the candidates but, "the list is fluid and could change", the officials told ABC News...

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Michelle Obama slams Trump administration's school lunch policy

May 13, 2017

WASHINGTON: Former US First Lady Michelle Obama slammed President Donald Trump's administration's decision to scale back school meal nutritional requirements, the media reported. "You have to stop and think...why don't you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you, and why is that a partisan issue?" Obama said on Friday nig...

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25 killed in Balochistan bombing

May 12, 2017

ISLAMABAD: At least 25 persons were killed while over 30 others, including the Senate's Deputy Chairman, were injured in an explosion in Pakistan's Balochistan region on Friday. The bombing took place near a convoy carrying Abdul Ghafoor Haideri as it left a mosque in Mastung, some 90 km from Quetta. At least 35 persons were injured in the blast, ...

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10 killed in Pakistan bombing

May 12, 2017

ISLAMABAD: At least 10 persons were killed and many others injured in an explosion in Pakistan's Balochistan region on Friday. The blast took place in Mustung, some 90 km from Quetta and the injured included the Senate's Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri. He was returning from an event at a seminary near the site of the blast, Geo TV r...

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PM Modi arrives in Sri Lanka

May 11, 2017

COLOMBO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka where he will be the chief guest at the International Vesak Day celebrations. "A legacy of cultural, religious & linguistic synergy. PM @narendramodi arrives in Colombo to attend #InternationalVesakDay," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal B...

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5 killed in Bangladesh suicide blasts

May 11, 2017

DHAKA: Four militants and a firefighter were killed in suicide blasts on Thursday during a security raid on a suspected militant hideout in Bangladesh's Rajshahi district, a police official said. The official said based on a tip-off, security forces surrounded a house early Thursday morning, Xinhua news agency reported. "Four militants blew them...

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