Friday, 21 September 2018

Asia

Indian Army chopper crashes in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Indian Army’s helicopter on a routine flight today ( Tuesday) crashed in eastern Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir,  all crew ejected safely. An advanced light helicopter (AHL) crashed at 1:30pm while on a flight to the mountainous region, Indian defence news said. All crew members are safe, ...

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Rohingya women, children drown while fleeing Myanmar violence

LONDON: Dozens of Rohingya women and children desperate to flee the violence in Myanmar are drowning while attempting to escape to Bangladesh by boat. A Bangladeshi border guard, who asked not to be identified, told, guards had retrieved eight bodies on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River on Wednesday ...

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China, Pakistan agree to work together for national security

BEIJING: Pakistan and China have agreed to work together for defence and regional security. Later, at a joint talk with media, Pakistani Foreign Minister said the two countries agreed that solution of the Afghan problem has to be a fundamentally political solution and that there is no military solution to ...

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Singapore man, woman arrested for ‘terrorism-related’ activity

SINGAPORE: Police in Singapore have arrested a man suspected of planning to join Daesh-linked fighters in the Philippines and a woman who was in contact with foreign militants, the government said. Singapore, regarded as the most stable country in Southeast Asia, has become increasingly concerned about the risks of radicalization ...

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan over leaflet ‘insult’

KABUL: A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan, Afghan officials said, in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a US leaflet deemed highly offensive to Muslims. US and Afghan authorities confirmed several people were wounded in the late afternoon attack ...

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Iran says US threats against N.Korea are danger to world

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that threats by the United States had pushed North Korea to test nuclear weapons and were a “dangerous game for the entire world”. “Why has North Korea chosen this path today which has worried people in East Asia? It is because of threats against ...

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Rohingya crisis: Hungry faces everywhere

Shafiqa Begum was among the crowd chasing a minivan distributing food packets among starving Rohingyas near Tyingkhali Rohingya camp. Holding her eight-day-old daughter tightly to her chest, she tried her best to push through the thick throng. But before she could go near it, the van started to move back ...

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Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore

BANGALORE: A prominent Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist, activist and anti-establishment voice, critical of Hindu nationalist politics, was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru last night by attackers who fired seven times at close range. The 55-year-old editor, renowned for speaking her mind, had stepped out of ...

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