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US deeply concerned about Turkey's airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

April 26, 2017

WASHINGTON: The US said it is "deeply concerned" that Turkey conducted airstrikes in Syria and Iraq without "proper coordination" with Washington or the coalition forces, media reports said. "We have expressed those concerns to the government of Turkey directly," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told a regular news briefing on Tuesday. "These...

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Bodies of two Indians lying in Saudi for weeks

April 25, 2017

'Jaswinder Singh and Ponnam Satyanarayana.' DUBAI: The bodies of two Indian workers have been lying in a morgue in Saudi Arabia for weeks as their former employers refused to bear the cost of their repatriation, according to a media report. Jaswinder Singh, 56, native of Kapurthala district of Punjab, died on February 21 in Riyadh and Ponnam Sat...

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Four "hardcore terrorists" hanged in Pakistan

April 25, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Four "hardcore terrorists" were hanged in a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on Tuesday, the military said. Rehmanuddin, Mushtaq Khan, Obaidur Rehman and Zafar Iqbal were Tehreek-e-Taliban militant group members and were tried by military courts, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. They were involved in kill...

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Oil tanker collides with bus: 27 killed in Kenya

April 25, 2017

NAIROBI: At least 27 persons were killed on Tuesday in Kenya when an oil tanker collided with a bus on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, authorities said. The bus was travelling to Nairobi when it hit the tanker near Makindu in Kibwezi, Xinhua news agency quoted police commander Leonard Kimaiyo as saying. "We have lost many people and others are criti...

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Trump to sign agriculture executive order on Tuesday

April 25, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that looks to help the US agriculture business by establishing a task force to identify impediments to the business' growth. Trump will sign the executive order after a meeting with 15 farmers from across the country, including Zippy Duvall, the president of the American...

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5 Indians jailed for fraud in Singapore

April 24, 2017

SINGAPORE: Five Indian nationals were jailed here on Monday for making fraudulent Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund claims amounting to 167,253 Singapore dollars (US $120,422) between January 2015 to May last year, a media report said. Kothandaraman Gnanam (29), Karunanidhi Rajesh (32), Ramaiyan Karthikeyan (44) and Waithiyalingam Karunanidhi (6...

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Obama's first public address post presidency

April 24, 2017

NEW YORK: Three months after leaving the White House, former US President Barack Obama will deliver his first public remarks of his post-presidency on Monday, a media report has said. Obama is slated to speak with young leaders in his adopted hometown of Chicago, CNN reported. The event at the University of Chicago was billed by his office as a "...

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Australia to import Indian mangoes for first time

April 24, 2017

CANBERRA: Indian mangoes will be imported to Australia for the first time after protocols were revised to allow the Asian-grown fruit into the local economy, a media report said. The fruit would be allowed into Australia as long as they were treated with irradiation before leaving India, Xinhua news agency reported. This meant that Australians wo...

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US-led international alliance bombings kill 7,631 in Syria

April 24, 2017

CAIRO: At least 7,631 persons have been killed in Syria since the US-led international coalition started bombing the IS there almost three years ago, a British war monitor reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Sunday detailed that among the victims were at least 1,256 civilians, including 275 minors and 184 women, Efe news re...

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80 die in Afghan army base attack

April 22, 2017

KABUL: At least 80 persons were killed and many injured when Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army base in Balkh province, the media reported on Saturday. Most of the deceased in the Friday attack at 209 Shaheen Corps base, one of the largest military bases in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, were army personnel, Tolo News quoted army offi...

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