Monday, 15 October 2018

Asia

North and South Korea Agree to Border Talks

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said on Friday that he would take a tougher line with North Korea than his progressive predecessors, vowing to strengthen the military even as the two Koreas agreed to start high-level talks next week. “I won’t be weak-kneed or just focus on dialogue, ...

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Osama bin Laden’s grandson killed in an air strike

KABUL: Osama bin Laden’s 12-year-old grandson has reportedly been killed in an air strike. His father, Hamza Bin Laden, revealed he died on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border last year. The young boy, also named Osama, was praised for his “martyrdom”. According to the Hindustan Times, a leaked letter from Osama’s father ...

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Failed North Korean missile crash landed in populated area

PYONGYANG: North Korea accidentally hit one its own cities with a missile, according to a report published in The Diplomat on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Satellite images show damage caused by a failed test launch that struck Tokchon, a city of 200,000 in the interior of the country, according to a US government ...

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Former Taliban hostage arrested for 15 charges including assault

MONTREAL: A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault , illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports. Joshua Boyle was freed last October along with his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their ...

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Ex-Indian army officer kills six with iron rod

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

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

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

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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