Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Asia

Ex-Indian army officer kills six with iron rod

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NEW DELHI: A former army lieutenant bludgeoned six people to death with an iron rod in a killing spree that sparked panic in a northern Indian city. Naresh Dhankar, 45, began his murder rampage in a hospital in Palwal then walked the city’s streets picking victims at random, police said. ...

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Indian man commits suicide due to persistent hair fall

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BENGALURU: A software engineer in India committed suicide on Sunday after no one could solve his persistent hair loss problem. Police identified the victim as 27-year-old R Mithun Raj, who was working in a software company in Bengaluru. Mithun killed himself by hanging. He committed the act in his room, from ...

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China fires up advanced hypersonic missile challenge to US defences

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HONG KONG: China’s new “hypersonic” ballistic missiles will not only challenge the defences of the United States but also be able to more accurately hit military targets in Japan and India, according to Chinese military specialists. The assessment comes after Tokyo-based The Diplomat magazine reported that China’s rocket forces conducted ...

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China rushes to Pakistan’s rescue after Trump’s statement

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BEIJING: China on Tuesday rushed to Pakistan’s rescue after US President Donald Trump’s threatening tweet on New Year’s Day in which he accused Pakistan of giving Washington “nothing but lies and deceit”, announcing that the country will not get any aid in future. China said the world community should acknowledge its all-weather ...

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South Korea welcomes Kim Jong Un’s New Year address

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SEOUL: South Korea’s presidential Blue House on Monday welcomed the New Year address by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as Kim showed his willingness to discuss with Seoul about the DPRK’s possible participation in the South Korea-hosted winter Olympics. Presidential spokesperson Park ...

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Pakistan tops list of world’s best travel destination for 2018

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LONDON: British Backpacker Society describes it as ‘one of the friendliest countries on earth’ Pakistan has been ranked the world’s top travel destination for 2018 by the British Backpacker Society, which described Pakistan as “one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination”. ...

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North Korea vows to never give up nukes if US continues blackmail

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PYONGYANG: North Korea vowed Saturday to never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their “blackmail and war drills” at its doorstep. The hermit kingdom’s official state media, Korean Central News Agency, reported the communist nation’s often repeated stance. The media outlet ...

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