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Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon

Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon

AFP, Washington :Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details how Beijing is transforming

Won't be silenced by Trump, says ex-CIA chief after being blacklisted

Won't be silenced by Trump, says ex-CIA chief after being blacklisted

Reuters, Washington :Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday he would not be silenced by Donald Trump, a day after the U.S. president revoked the Obama-era official's security clearance

US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

The US warned Thursday it would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor described by President Donald Trump as

Ex-Trump aide releases recording of $15,000 job offer to

Ex-Trump aide releases recording of $15,000 job offer to "buy silence"

AFP, Washington  :Former "Apprentice" and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released an audio recording Thursday which appeared to show President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law trying to buy her silence.The disgruntled

Rain brings more misery to India's flooded Kerala as death toll rises to 164

Rain brings more misery to India's flooded Kerala as death toll rises to 164

Reuters, Bengaluru :The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday,

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Pak Presidential poll on Sept 4PTI, Islamabad: Pakistan will hold presidential elections on September 4 to elect President Mamnoon Hussain's successor at the end of his five-year-tenure, the pakistan election

China rebuffs Philippines President's South China Sea rebuke

China rebuffs Philippines President's South China Sea rebuke

Reuters, Beijing :China rebuffed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's call for Beijing to rethink its conduct in the South China Sea on Thursday, saying China had the right to react

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

AFP, Beni :First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death

Georgia woman facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

Georgia woman facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

AP, Savannah :A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to

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Trump blacklists critical ex-CIA chief BrennanAFP, Washington Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan Wednesday, warning several other prominent critics they too

US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

AFP, Washington US newspapers big an:d small hit back Thursday at President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the news media, launching a coordinated campaign of editorials stressing the

Malaysian PM aims to push for close ties with China

Malaysian PM aims to push for close ties with China

Xinhua, Putrajaya :Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday that he would strengthen bilateral relations with China in his upcoming visit to China, citing historical bond between the two

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

AFP, Washington :Christine Hallquist won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the US state of Vermont on Tuesday, moving a step closer to becoming the nation's first transgender governor, US

Israel reopens its only goods crossing with Gaza

AFP, Gaza City : Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to relative calm on the border after months of tensions prompted a

For lesbian sex, 2 Malaysian women to be caned, fined

AFP, Kuala Lumpur  :Two Malaysian women have been sentenced to caning after they admitted having sex in contravention of strict Islamic laws, an official said Tuesday, sparking outrage from

Australian politicians condemn call to ban Muslim migration

Australian politicians condemn call to ban Muslim migration

Reuters, Sydney :Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and all major political parties on Wednesday condemned a speech by a minor senator who used the term "final solution" in calling

Trump calls sacked White House aide a

Trump calls sacked White House aide a

Reuters, Washington  :US President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "dog" as his fellow former reality TV star

Putin ready to meet N Korean leader Kim at 'early date'

Putin ready to meet N Korean leader Kim at 'early date'

AFP, Seoul :Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "at an early date", the North's state media reported Wednesday, amid a

"World says sleeping elephant has woken up": PM lauds pace of reforms

AFP, New Delhi :Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote

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New Mexico judge gets death threatsReuters, TaosA New Mexico judge received death threats and Islamophobic abuse on Tuesday a day after she granted bail to five Muslims charged with

Omarosa's White House recordings fuel Trump woes

Omarosa's White House recordings fuel Trump woes

AFP, Washington :President Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman - a mud-slinging match that has fuelled fears of

US offers military funding to Sri Lanka, as China vies for influence

US offers military funding to Sri Lanka, as China vies for influence

AFP, Colombo :The United States announced Monday it would grant Sri Lanka $39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian Ocean island.The

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen makes rare US speech

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen makes rare US speech

AFP, Los Angeles :Taiwan's president has given a speech in the United States - the first time in 15 years that a leader of the island has spoken publicly

New Caledonia protects huge swathe of coral reefs

New Caledonia protects huge swathe of coral reefs

AFP, Noumea :New Caledonia agreed Tuesday to tougher protections around a huge swathe of some of the world's last near-pristine coral reefs, in a move conservationists hailed as a

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40 children killed in Yemen bus strikeAFP, SanaaForty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red

Trump administration pressures judges to speed deportations

Trump administration pressures judges to speed deportations

AFP, Los Angeles :US immigration judges say they are under increasing pressure from President Donald Trump's administration to speed up immigrant deportations - or risk removal if they delay.This

69 including children killed in arms depot blast in Syria's Idlib

69 including children killed in arms depot blast in Syria's Idlib

AFP, Sarmada :An explosion at a weapons depot that toppled buildings in a rebel-held town of northwest Syria killed at least 69 civilians including a dozen children Sunday, a

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang

AFP, Seoul :North and South Korea agreed Monday to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the South's Yonhap news agency reported following high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone

Iran unveils next generation missile

Iran unveils next generation missile

AFP, Tehran :Iran's defence minister unveiled the next generation of Tehran's Fateh Mobin short-range ballistic missile on Monday, according to conservative news agency Tasnim."As promised to our dear people,

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36 dead, 98 missing as dam collapse in LaosXinhua, VientianeLao military personnel and a rescue team from Singapore are continuing the search for the 98 people still missing in