Sunday, 21 October 2018

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IS chief Baghdadi likely still alive: US general

WASHINGTON: Elusive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is probably still alive and likely hiding in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, a senior US general said. “We’re looking for him every day. I don’t think he’s dead,” Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the counter-IS coalition in Iraq and Syria, ...

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11 schoolgirls killed in Iran bus crash

TEHRAN: A bus crash on Friday killed 12 people in Iran, all but one of them schoolgirls travelling to the southern city of Shiraz for a sporting and cultural event, state media reported. The bus overturned at around 4:00 am, the IRNA news agency cited Said Ejraie, the emergency services ...

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Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan

Jim Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the most concrete step yet by President Donald Trump’s administration in tackling America’s longest war. Mattis did not specify the size of the force, which will help combat Taliban insurgents and other ...

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Trump may be inciting violence against media: UN

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief said Wednesday that President Donald Trump s relentless attacks on the media could trigger violence against journalists, suggesting the US leader would be responsible. In a broad condemnation of Trump s conduct in office, Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein said he viewed the US presidency as the ...

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Several wounded after blast hits bus in Turkey’s Izmir

ANKARA: Seven people were wounded when an explosion hit a shuttle bus carrying prison guards in the Turkish coastal province of Izmir on Thursday, and authorities were investigating a possible terrorist attack, the local mayor said. The bus was hit as it passed a garbage container at around 7:40 a.m. (0440 GMT), Levent Piristina, the ...

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US air strike kills 13 civilians: Afghan officials

KABUL: Thirteen civilians from the same family were killed and another 15 wounded in a US air strike on Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan authorities said Thursday. US Forces-Afghanistan said it has launched an investigation into the incident which an Afghan official said also killed more than a dozen insurgents ...

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Brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi to face trial in Libya

Libya’s interior ministry issued this photo of Hashem Abedi in May MANCHESTER bomber Salman Abedi’s brother will soon go on trial in Libya over his suspected role in the attack. Libya’s chief investigator in the case told the media that Hashem Abedi is suspected of having helped his brother in ...

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At least 14 dead as Mumbai hit by flooding

MUMBAI: Two toddlers were among 14 people killed in Mumbai after floods caused by heavy monsoon rains destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India’s financial capital, police said, but lighter-than-feared rain on Wednesday helped relief efforts. More than 1,200 people have died across India, Bangladesh and Nepal in the worst ...

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