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China urges North Korea, US to stop escalating war of words

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign ministry has urged North Korea and the United States to stop their escalating war of words, warning that there will be “no winner” in the event of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula. Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters at a regular briefing Tuesday that Beijing “consistently opposes war and […]

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German election: AfD vows to fight ‘invasion of foreigners’

25 September 2017 Germany’s right-wing, nationalist AfD party has vowed to fight “an invasion of foreigners” into the country, after winning its first parliamentary seats. “We want a different policy,” co-leader Alexander Gauland said following the historic surge. But splits have already emerged between AfD leaders on the party’s direction. Chancellor Angela Merkel has been […]

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Seventh man arrested over terror attack on London Tube

September 25, 2017 16:55 The 20-year old man was arrested at an address in Cardiff, Wales, early this morning under Section 41 of the UKs Terrorism Act. He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody, Scotland Yard said in a statement. The arrests were carried out by officers […]

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Yemen Houthis detain U.S. citizen in capital Sanaa: local sources

25 September 2017   DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthi forces have detained a U.S. citizen in the capital Sanaa, two local sources said on Monday, adding it was unclear why he was being held. The Iran-aligned Houthis control much of northern Yemen, including Sanaa, and are battling a Saudi-led coalition that is trying to restore […]

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Zardari involved in Benazir Bhutto’s assassination: Musharraf

Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday accused Peoples Party of Pakistan leader Asif Ali Zardari of “having the most to gain from Benazir Bhutto’s murder,” in a video posted on his official Facebook page. The video came days after he was accused of being involved in the murder. “Asif Ali […]

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North Korea shrugs off Trump threat as a ‘dog’s bark’

North Korea’s foreign minister brushed aside US President Donald Trump’s fiery threat to destroy his nation, comparing it to a “dog’s bark” and suggesting Pyongyang would not be deterred by the rhetoric. Trump used his stormy maiden address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to warn the North that Washington would “totally destroy” […]

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How Israel is disabling Palestinian teenagers

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – In the Dheisheh refugee camp, it is common to see Palestinian teenagers with deep scars dotting the length of their legs, while posters and murals of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces adorn the concrete walls – testaments to a disturbing reality of routine Israeli violence in the camp. International law prohibits the use […]

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Nine Killed as Rohingya Aid Truck Crashes in Bangladesh

21 Sep 2017 Dhaka: A truck carrying relief supplies for Rohingya Muslim refugees skidded off a hilly road in Bangladesh and plunged into a paddy field on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 10, police and aid workers said. The accident happened in a district near the Myanmar border where refugees have been arriving since late […]

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China jabs back at Trump’s barb over South China Sea

Beijing, Sep 20 (AFP) Beijing hit back today at US President Donald Trump’s veiled criticism of its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea, countering that the United States was a greater threat to sovereignty. In his speech to the UN General Assembly yesterday, Trump decried “threats to sovereignty” in Ukraine and the resource- rich […]

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21 school kids among 248 killed by strong Mexico quake

September 20, 2017 More than 248 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 on Richter scale struck Mexico on Tuesday, causing serious damage to lives and property in the region. The casualties included at least 21 children who were crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble.. The death toll […]

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