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49 killed in Syria clashes

May 18, 2017

DAMASCUS: At least 49 people were killed during clashes between Syrian forces and militants from the Islamic State terror group in Aleppo province, a British war monitor reported on Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the victims comprised 17 security personnel and 32 IS extremists, Efe news reported. Hostilities ha...

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ICJ asks Pakistan not to execute Jadhav

May 18, 2017

THE HAGUE: In a major diplomatic, moral and legal victory for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday asked Pakistan not to execute alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav pending its final decision and inform it of the steps being taken to implement the order. "This court unanimously decides that Pakistan shall take all measures at its d...

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Six killed in Colombia shipyard explosion

May 18, 2017

BOGOTA: At least six persons have died and 23 others injured in an explosion at a Colombian shipyard, authorities said. The explosion took place on Wednesday in a state-owned facility in Cotecmar on a tanker. Three were killed on site and the rest died at a hospital, Xinhua news agency reported. The explosion happened on a ship that was under mai...

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ICJ to deliver Jadhav verdict on Thursday

May 17, 2017

THE HAGUE: The International Court of Justice will announce its verdict on Thursday on India's appeal against the death sentence awarded by a Pakistani court to alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. The verdict is set to be announced at 3.30 p.m. IST. The verdict comes after India and Pakistan clashed on Monday at the ICJ over Jadhav with New Delhi inv...

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Four killed as gunmen attack Afghan TV station

May 17, 2017

KABUL: Four persons, including two attackers, were killed as militants attacked the state-owned national TV building in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday. Four people, including two of the attackers, have been confirmed dead and six others were injured, authorities told Xinhua news agency. A group of suicide bombers targeted go...

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27 killed in Nigeria gunmen attack

May 17, 2017

ABUJA: At least 27 people were killed in a recent attack by gunmen in the central Nigeria's state of Niger, a local official said on Tuesday. Ibrahim Inga, head of the State Emergency Management Agency, who confirmed the attack, said the victims were killed when marauders stormed Epogi community in the state's Mokwa district. According to Inga, 2...

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IS planning attack on Russian ships in Bosphorus

May 16, 2017

ISTANBUL: An intelligence tip on a planned attack by the Islamic State on Russian ships passing through the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul has prompted an escort by Turkish forces, a media report said on Tuesday. The intelligence units have received a tip lately saying the militant group was considering attacks on Russian ships with missiles and lon...

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Israeli minister calls for assassination of Syrian President

May 16, 2017

JERUSALEM: An Israeli minister on Tuesday called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, adding that the latter's regime was the worst since Nazi Germany. Minister of Housing and Construction Yoav Galant, a former commander of the Israel Defence Forces and a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet since 2015, said ...

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Private jet crashes in US, kills 2

May 16, 2017

WASHINGTON: A small private jet crashed on Monday afternoon in a residential area in Carlstadt, New Jersey, leaving two pilots dead and three buildings on fire, including a warehouse, police said. The two-engine plane was a Learjet 35 that crashed on approach to a runway at the Teterboro Airport around 3.30 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administratio...

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Master Plan of CPEC revealed

May 15, 2017

Islamabad [Pakistan]: A detailed master plan for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) stretching out till 2030 has been revealed by Pakistan daily Dawn. The plan reportedly details China's intentions and priorities in Pakistan for the next decade and a half. According to the daily, the Pakistan Government has two versions of the long term p...

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