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Japan's Defence Minister resigns over data concealment scandal

July 28, 2017

TOKYO: Japan's Defence Minister Tomomi Inada has stepped down from office on Friday taking responsibility for a data concealment scandal over the country's Self Defence Forces (SDF) mission in South Sudan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has accepted her resignation and will put Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in charge of this post until August 3, when ...

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Trump takes to Twitter to criticise media

July 24, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticise The New York Times and the Washington Post for negative coverage of his administration. "It's hard to read the Failing New York Times or the Amazon Washington Post because every story/opinion, even if should be positive, is bad!" Trump tweeted on Sunday night. Trump had gone after...

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Two Indians killed in Nepal accident

July 24, 2017

KATHMANDU: Two Indians were killed after a tractor-trolley they were travelling in overturned in Nepal’s Parsa district, police said. The deceased were identified as Mahendra Paswan, 50, and Puja Kumari, 9, of Champaran district in Bihar, the Himalayan Times reported on Monday. The vehicle with 25 persons overturned on Sunday night. Nine pe...

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China Warns India

July 24, 2017

BEIJING: Beijing on Monday urged New Delhi to immediately withdraw all troops that have "illegally" entered China, stating that the nation would defend its territorial sovereignty "at all costs". "The Chinese border troops have taken initial counter measures at the site and will step up targeted deployment and training," Xinhua news agency quoted ...

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24 killed in Kabul suicide blast

July 24, 2017

KABUL: At least 24 people were killed and 42 others injured on Monday in a suicide blast here, the Afghan Interior Ministry confirmed. The blast occurred at around 6.40 a.m., when a Toyota Corolla exploded in the city's Police District 3, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told CNN. In a statement to local media, the Taliban claimed respons...

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