Thursday, 19 July 2018

Asia

7 dead, 30 feared trapped after part of flyover collapses in India

MUMBAI: Seven people are dead and 30 others are feared trapped under the rubble after part of an under-construction flyover in the northern Indian city of Varanasi collapsed on Tuesday, a senior police official said. Varanasi, the constituency of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is in India’s most populous state ...

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Indonesia hit by another attack after deadly suicide bombings

JAKARTA: Four men were shot and killed as they staged an attack on a police headquarters that left one officer dead and two wounded, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, after a wave of deadly suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group. The latest assault in Pekanbaru on the island of ...

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Nawaz Sharif rejects NSC statement, deems it ‘painful and regrettable’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif, while speaking to reporters at the accountability court on Tuesday, “rejected” the National Security Committee’s (NSC) statement from yesterday, terming it “painful and regrettable”. He stuck to his stance on the remarks regarding the Mumbai attacks made during an exclusive interview with Dawn published on ...

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Taliban launch large-scale assault on western Afghan city

KABUL: The Taliban launched attacks from multiple directions on a city in western Afghanistan early Tuesday, killing and wounding at least six security forces, officials said. Fared Bakhtawer, head of the Farah provincial council, said the insurgents overran several security checkpoints in the provincial capital of the same name and ...

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China tests first home-built aircraft carrier

BEIJING: China’s first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier started sea trials yesterday, state media said  a landmark in Beijing’s ambitious plans to modernize its navy as the Asian giant presses its claims in disputed regional waters. The carrier, known only as “Type 001A,” set out for the trials from a port ...

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North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear test site

SEOUL: North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with President Donald Trump next month. Trump welcomed the “gracious gesture.” In a statement carried by state media, North ...

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US defe­nce attaché bid to fly out of Pakistan foiled

ISLAMABAD: US defe­nce attaché Col Joseph Hall involved in a fatal road accident was on Saturday stopped from flying out on an American military aircraft by the Federal Inves­tigation Agency (FIA). Col Hall had reached Nur Khan Air Base for boarding the aircraft that had come to take him but ...

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Suicide bombers attack Indonesian churches, at least 11 dead

JAKARTA: Suicide bombers suspected to be from an Islamic State-inspired group killed at least 11 people and wounded 40 in attacks on Christians attending Sunday morning services at three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya, security officials said. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, has seen a recent resurgence ...

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