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Suicide bomber kills six near police checkpoint in Afghan capital

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people near a police checkpoint, including policemen, officials said, but no militant group has yet claimed responsibility. Six people were killed in the explosion, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry. Ten policemen and civilians, including women, were injured...

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Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami rises to 832

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. The new toll announced by the national disaster agency was almost double the previous figure. Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla said the final number of dead could be...

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UNGA: Sushma Swaraj ignores worst human right violations in IHK

UNITED NATIONS:  On Saturday, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj once again  hurled baseless, concocted allegations against Pakistan during her address to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York  Blatantly,  Indian minister entirely ignored worst human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. She declared Pakistan responsible for failure of a dialogue between the two countries,...

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Powerful typhoon churns to Japan mainland

A powerful typhoon pummelled Japan´s southern island of Okinawa Saturday, injuring at least 17, as weather officials warned the storm would rip through the Japanese archipelago over the weekend. Typhoon Trami, packing maximum gusts of 216 kilometres (134 miles) per hour near its centre, was forecast to hit the mainland early Sunday and cause extreme weather across the country into...

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Five deadliest disasters when Tsunami strikes

JAKARTA: Scores of people have been killed after a powerful quake sparked a tsunami with waves as high as five feet that smashed into the Indonesian city of Palu. Harrowing video showed waves of water bringing down several buildings and inundating a large mosque. AFP takes a look at the five deadliest tsunamis recorded over the past century. ‘Megathrust’ quake...

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Nearly 400 killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region. The national disaster agency put the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of...

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Iran’s FM calls Bemjamin Netanyahu’s claims at UN an ‘obscene charge’

Iran’s foreign minister denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s allegations against Tehran at the UN General Assembly as an “obscene charge”, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on Friday. The response came after Netanyahu on Thursday claimed at the General Assembly that Iran has a “secret atomic warehouse” on Tehran’s outskirts and challenged UN inspectors to examine it. It was unclear whether...

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Indian Army martyrs four more youths in IoK

SRINAGAR: Indian forces continue their policy of oppression and aggression towards unarmed civilians in Illegaly occupied Kashmir , in fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred four more Kashmiri youths in three districts of occupied Kashmir on Thursday, according to the reports from inside the locked down valley. The killings, which took place in Srinagar, Badgam and Islamabad districts, took the...

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Indian man removed from plane for trying to charge phone in cockpit

A passenger was kicked off an Indian flight after he tried to access the cockpit to charge his phone, the airline said Wednesday. The incident took place as an IndiGo flight was preparing to take off from Mumbai for Kolkata on Monday. "While an IndiGo aircraft being on the ground an unruly passenger tried to enter the cockpit stating that...

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Donald Trump says he wants two-state solution for Mideast conflict

UNITED NATIONS: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wanted a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the clearest expression yet of his administration’s support for such an outcome. The Trump administration has in the past said it would support a two-state solution if both sides agreed to it. Trump, in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

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Rouhani says Iran does not wish to go to war with U.S. forces in the region

NEW YORK: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Tehran had no intension to go to war with U.S. forces in the Middle East, where Iran has been involved in proxy wars with U.S. ally Saudi Arabia for decades. “We do not wish to go to war with American forces in the region,” Rouhani told a news conference. He said...

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Donald Trump accuses China of meddling in US election

China is attempting to "meddle" in the forthcoming US mid-term elections, President Donald Trump told world leaders during a UN meeting. "They don't want me or us to win because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade," Mr Trump said on Wednesday. "We are winning on trade, we are winning at every level," he said, without...

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United Nation says 21 Afghan civilians killed in separate airstrikes

The United Nations (UN) mission in Afghanistan on Wednesday said that 21 civilians were killed in two separate airstrikes over the weekend. It said in a statement that nine civilians from the same family, mostly women and children, were killed in an airstrike on Saturday in the northeastern Kapisa province, in an area where Afghan forces were battling the Taliban....

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Trump criticises Iran as ‘corrupt dictatorship’ in UN speech

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump criticised Iran on Tuesday as a “corrupt dictatorship” that is plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression abroad, using his speech to the United Nations General Assembly to lay down a tough message for Tehran. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction,” Trump told the annual gathering. “They do not respect their neighbors...

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World Bank planning new initiative to end dispute over India’s Kishan Ganga, Ratle projects

UNITED NATIONS: The World Bank is finalising a fresh initiative to resolve dispute over the India's construction of the Kishan Ganga and Ratle projects, saying the multilateral lender would soon contact Pakistan and India, WB chief Jim Young Kim has said. Kim said this during a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday on the sidelines of the...

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Iran in the spotlight as Donald Trump, Hassan Rouhani set for UN clash

A showdown looms at the United Nations over Iran on Tuesday as President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani are set to square off during the world´s biggest diplomatic gathering. On the opening day of the General Assembly debate, Trump and Rouhani are to take their turn at the podium four months after the US president ditched the Iran...

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Autopsy shows dead Palestinian beaten in raid: prisoners’ group

RAMALLAH: A Palestinian who died after Israeli forces raided his home to arrest him had been assaulted, the results of an autopsy published by a Palestinian prisoners’ group said Sunday. Mohammed Khatib, 24, died after being taken into custody during a raid on Beit Rima village, in the occupied West Bank, in the early hours of Tuesday last week. But...

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