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Death toll rises in Kashmir attack on Indian Soldiers

PULWAMA: The toll from Thursday’s terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 45 as two more troopers succumbed to their injuries, officials said on Friday. Besides, 38 others were wounded in the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. ...

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Singapore hotel evacuated after blasts, fire

Hundreds of people were evacuated Thursday from a hotel in downtown Singapore after explosions and a fire erupted in a room containing electrical equipment, causing blackouts in nearby buildings. The Carlton Hotel said the incident – rare for hyper-safe and – efficient Singapore – was not terror-related and there were ...

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Top UN court rejects US claim to throw out Iranian suit

UNITED NATIONS: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States, aimed at unfreezing close to $2 billion in Iranian assets being held there. The Hague-based court’s ruling opens the way for the ...

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Norway and Poland to expel diplomats in tit-for-tat exchange

OSLO: Norway will expel a Polish diplomat who had clashed with local officials after Warsaw declined to recall him, the Norwegian foreign ministry said on Monday. Poland said it would expel a Norwegian diplomat in exchange, in a rare spat between the two countries which have strong economic links. Norway ...

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French group wins $35.5 billion defence deal from Australia

ANKARA: Australia and France signed a strategic partnership agreement for joint construction of Australian navy’s new fleet of submarines, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The production of the 12 Attack-class submarines by French shipbuilder Naval Group will cost Australia A$50b ($35.5b). The bids were announced in 2016. Construction on ...

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Glasgow to host first combined world cycling championships

GLASGOW will host all 13 of cycling’s world championships in 2023, the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) president David Lappartient announced. “This historic and innovative competition will be held over two weeks in August 2023” Lappartient said at an announcement at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. The competitions for rainbow jerseys ...

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