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80 killed, hundreds wounded in Kabul suicide attack

May 31, 2017

KABUL: A water tanker loaded with explosives blew up amid a deafening roar near the German Embassy here on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding around 350 and causing widespread destruction, authorities said. The massive explosion, which occurred at 8.22 a.m. during rush hour traffic in downtown Kabul, destroyed at least 50 vehicles and...

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Huge blast in Kabul, casualties feared

May 31, 2017

KABUL: A huge explosion rocked the Afghan capital on Wednesday, causing dozens of casualties and wounding over 60, according to local media. The suspected car bomb took place around 8.30 a.m. close to the Zanbaq square in the 10th police district of the city, according to Khaama News which quoted Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish. "Ther...

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N.Korea claims successful test of ballistic missile

May 30, 2017

SEOUL: North Korea on Tuesday announced that it succeeded in the latest launch of a ballistic missile, which it said features a new high-precision guidance system and a quick launch process, according to state media reports. Leader Kim Jong-un observed the test-firing of a "precision-guided ballistic rocket capable of making ultra-precision strike...

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8 injured in Japan kindergarten bus accident

May 30, 2017

TOKYO: Eight people, including six children, were injured on Tuesday as a kindergarten shuttle bus rammed onto a sidewalk in Japan, police said. The incident took place around 8 a.m., in the city of Yao, Osaka prefecture, Xinhua news agency reported. The injured also included a nursery teacher, as well as the driver of the bus. They all sustaine...

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Storm kills 11 in Moscow

May 30, 2017

MOSCOW: At least 11 people were killed when a severe thunderstorm hit the Russian capital Moscow, officials said. Hundreds of trees were toppled by the storm, and more than 50 people sought medical help, BBC reported on Monday. Reports say that electrical cables were damaged as Moscow was lashed with high winds, hail and torrential rain. The win...

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Trump honours service members in Memorial Day speech

May 30, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump offered a solemn tribute to America's service members during a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring those who gave their lives in war and those serving in defence of the country. "Here at this hallowed shrine, we honour the noblest among us, the men and women who paid the ultimate pric...

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Europe can't rely on US, says Merkel

May 29, 2017

'German Chancellor Angela Merkel flanked by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Trump.' BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her experience at international summits featuring US President Donald Trump showed her Europe cannot "completely" rely on Washington and other longstanding allies, the media reported. "The times ...

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North Korea test-fires another ballistic missile

May 29, 2017

WASHINGTON: North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile on Monday morning that landed in the ocean, the US military said. South Korea and Japan immediately protested the missile launch, the most recent test-firing by North Korea as it seeks to develop nuclear weapons that can reach US military bases, CNN reported. The missile was fired ...

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'Laptop ban could apply to all flights to US'

May 29, 2017

WASHINGTON: The Donald Trump administration is considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the US, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said. Kelly, a retired general, was asked on Fox News on Sunday if he would expand an existing ban to cover laptops on all international flights into and o...

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IS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack

May 27, 2017

CAIRO: The Islamic State militant group on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday that left 29 persons dead, the media reported. According to Xinhua news agency, the IS said its fighters, ten armed men in four cars, carried out the shooting near al-Adwa city that also injured over 20 ot...

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