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India: 10 alleged members of Daesh-inspired gang nabbed

India: 10 alleged members of Daesh-inspired gang nabbed

India on Wednesday arrested 10 suspected members of a terrorist group inspired by Daesh.  The National Investigative Agency (NIA) said they carried out searches at 17 locations in the capital New Delhi and neighboring Uttar Pradesh in a “major crackdown” on an Daesh-inspired...

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US orders medical checks on migrant children

US orders medical checks on migrant children

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began conducting secondary medical checks on migrant children after two children died in their custody. The CBP said in a statement Tuesday it would conduct checks on all children in their custody, with a focus on those less than 10 years old....

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Koreas hold symbolic ceremony for railway, road project

Koreas hold symbolic ceremony for railway, road project

The two Koreas on Wednesday held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for an inter-Korean railway and highway project. “The ceremony started at Panmun Station in the North's border town of Kaesong at around 10 a.m. [0100GMT] with high-ranking officials from the two Koreas on hand,”...

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Nigeria: 13 security forces killed in Boko Haram ambush

Nigeria: 13 security forces killed in Boko Haram ambush

Nigerian army has said at least 13 security operatives -- including soldiers and policemen -- were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram fighters in the restive northeast region. Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement late Tuesday that the troops ran into the ambush along the...

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CBP orders medical checks after second child’s death

CBP orders medical checks after second child’s death

U.S. Customs and Border Protection ordered medical checks on every child in its custody Tuesday after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security...

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Trump revisits old fictions about Iran money

Trump revisits old fictions about Iran money

President Donald Trump is recycling familiar fictions concerning the Iran nuclear deal as he lashes out at a Republican senator who criticized him and a U.S. official who resigned in protest against Trump’s plan to pull troops from Syria. Trump slapped both critics in one tweet on...

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Der Spiegel reporter accused of making up stories ‘appealed for donations for Syria that went straight into his bank account’

Der Spiegel reporter accused of making up stories ‘appealed for donations for Syria that went straight into his bank account’

A German journalist who was found to have fabricated and invented facts in many of his articles in recent years could now be charged over allegedly soliciting donations for Syrian orphans from his readers that went straight into his bank account. The German magazine Der Spiegel said its...

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Former Pakistani lawmaker shot dead

Former Pakistani lawmaker shot dead

Gunmen shot a former lawmaker dead in southern port city of Karachi in a fresh wave of political violence, police said. Ali Raza Abidi, who had been elected twice as a member of the lower house -- the National Assembly -- from Karachi in 2008 and 2013 was ambushed by motorbike riding...

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Moscow helped get Trump elected: Ex-Israeli spy chief

Moscow helped get Trump elected: Ex-Israeli spy chief

Tamir Pardo, former head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, has claimed that Russian cyber-meddling helped influence the 2016 U.S. presidential elections in favor of current U.S. President Donald Trump, Israeli daily Haaretz reported Tuesday.  According to Pardo, Russia chose...

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Russia expands sanctions against Ukraine

Russia expands sanctions against Ukraine

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday signed a decree on imposing sanctions against 245 Ukrainian individuals and 8 entities. According to a government statement, the decision is made "to counter Ukraine’s unfriendly actions towards Russian citizens and legal entities.”...

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Attack on Afghan government compound kills 43

Attack on Afghan government compound kills 43

Gunmen stormed a government building in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday and killed 43 people in a standoff with security forces lasting some eight hours. One police officer was among those killed, while at least 20 other people were wounded, according to the Afghan Health Ministry....

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29 killed in attack in Afghanistan’s Kabul

29 killed in attack in Afghanistan’s Kabul

Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish says a brazen hours-long coordinated assault on a government building in the Afghan Capital of Kabul Monday has killed 29 people, most of them were employees of the department for martyrs and disabled persons. Another 23 people were wounded, including...

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Trump: Saudi Arabia to pay for rebuilding Syria

Trump: Saudi Arabia to pay for rebuilding Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Saudi Arabia will spend money to help reconstruct Syria. "Saudi Arabia has now agreed to spend the necessary money needed to help rebuild Syria, instead of the United States," Trump tweeted. "See? Isn't it nice when immensely wealthy countries...

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Trump seeks high ground over Mattis as Syria withdrawal is ordered

Trump seeks high ground over Mattis as Syria withdrawal is ordered

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday sought to seize the high ground in a heated debate over the departure of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, while the Pentagon chief authorized the withdrawal of U.S forces from Syria that had helped trigger his resignation. A day after Trump...

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Turkey says US missile deal does not affect S-400 purchase from Russia

Turkey says US missile deal does not affect S-400 purchase from Russia

Ankara's purchase of US missiles worth $3.5 billion will not affect a deal to acquire rival S-400 missiles from Russia, the Turkish presidential spokesman said Monday. "The US Patriot sale process does not affect the S-400 process. We don't see one as an alternative for the other,"...

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Bangladesh deploys troops amid violence ahead of polls

Bangladesh deploys troops amid violence ahead of polls

Bangladesh has deployed thousands of soldiers across the country on Monday, five days ahead of the national polls amid violence since the election campaign began earlier this month. Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), Banglasdeshi army's mouthpiece, confirmed in a statement issued...

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Indonesia: Sunda Strait tsunami death toll rises to 281

Indonesia: Sunda Strait tsunami death toll rises to 281

The death toll from Saturday’s tsunami on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait has risen to 281, the national disaster agency said on Monday. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency, said in a statement that the number of injured topped 1,016 in the tsunami --...

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Nigeria: Police say 17 killed in armed bandit attack

Nigeria: Police say 17 killed in armed bandit attack

No fewer than 17 villagers were killed in an attack by armed bandits in northwestern Nigeria, police said late Sunday. The Zamfara State Police Command confirmed the death of 17 people in the village of Magami in Faru, Maradun after an attack by suspected armed bandits who stormed the...

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