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N.Korea condemns US aircraft carrier deployment

April 11, 2017

SEOUL: North Korea on Tuesday condemned the deployment of a US nuclear aircraft carrier and its strike group near the Korean peninsula and warned that it was prepared to respond to a "pre-emptive strike", according to authorities. "If the US dares opt for a military action, crying out for pre-emptive attack and removal of the headquarters, North K...

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US open to further action on Syria: White House

April 11, 2017

WASHINGTON: The White House on Monday said that the US was open to further action on Syria if Damascus continued to use chemical weapons. “The sight of people being gassed and blown away by barrel bombs ensures that if we see this kind of action again, we hold open the possibility of future action,” Xinhua quoted White House spokesman ...

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Three dead in murder-suicide at US School

April 11, 2017

WASHINGTON: Three people, including a teacher and an 8-year-old student, were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a San Bernardino, California, elementary school on Monday. The suspected gunman was identified as 53-year-old Riverside resident Cedric Anderson, who opened fire on his wife, 53-year-old Karen Elaine Smith at North Park Elementary ...

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Asian doctor dragged off overbooked flight in US

April 11, 2017

WASHINGTON: An Asian doctor was forcibly dragged off a US-based United Airlines flight by stewards because the flight was overbooked, a media report said. Videos taken by fellow passengers on board the flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville show that the man was being hauled out of his seat, the Daily Record reported. In the process, the man&rsqu...

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G7 foreign ministers to meet in Italy

April 10, 2017

ROME: Foreign Ministers and representatives of the G7 group will meet on Monday and Tuesday in the Italian city of Lucca to discuss Syria and ways to counter the Islamic State (IS) terror group. The meeting will be attended by Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, ...

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Russia, Iran directly warns US President Donald Trump

April 10, 2017

MOSCOW/TEHRAN: Russia and Iran have issued a direct warning to US President Donald Trump, saying his missile strike on a Syrian airbase crossed "red lines" and they would respond to any new aggression and increase support for their ally. A joint command centre consisting of the forces of Russia, Iran and other allies supporting Syrian President Ba...

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Former Indian naval officer sentenced to death in Pakistan

April 10, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani military on Monday said that Indian “spy” Kulbhushan Jadhav, arrested in Balochistan in March 2016, had been sentenced to death. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said a Field General Court Martial awarded the capital punishment and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had confirmed the death sentence....

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US strike group headed towards Korean Peninsula

April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON: A US aircraft carrier-led strike group is headed toward the Western Pacific Ocean near the Korean Peninsula, an American defence official said. The move of the Vinson strike group is in response to the North Korean provocations, the official told CNN on Sunday. Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of US Pacific Command, directed the US...

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Egypt church bombing: IS claims attack

April 10, 2017

CAIRO: At least 43 people were killed and 100 injured in two separate bomb attacks carried out by the Islamic State on Coptic churches in Egypt as the Christian faithful observed Palm Sunday, one of the most important days on the religion's calendar. The first explosion, which left 27 dead and 78 injured, ripped through a Palm Sunday service at Ma...

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US state rushes to execute 7 inmates

April 08, 2017

WASHINGTON: Arkansas is rushing to execute seven death row inmates in 11 days this month before the US states lethal drugs used in injections expire, the media reported. Arkansas officials blame the hurried execution schedule on the drug shortage, which has sent states scrambling for replacement chemicals and, in some cases, has caused them to con...

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