Sunday, 16 December 2018

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At Least 24 Killed, 42 Wounded In Kabul Deadly Car Bomb Attack

KABUL: A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 24 people. According to the Afghan interior ministry spokesman, at least 42 were also injured in the blast. The attacker detonated a bomb in his car in a mainly Shia neighbourhood in the west of ...

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Afghan police killed in US friendly-fire air strike

KABUL: A US air strike has killed 16 Afghan policemen in the southern province of Helmand, local officials say. The attack happened as Afghan security forces were clearing Taliban militants from a village, a police spokesman told AFP news agency. Nato has acknowledged the incident, without detailing how many Afghans ...

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Police hunt ‘violent’ carjacker on the run

BRADFORD: Police are searching for a violent carjacker who went on the run before being sentenced to 12 years in prison for a series of robberies. Detectives say that Waqas Hussain, who is 20 and from Fearnsides Terrace in Girlington, absconded during his trial. He was found guilty of five ...

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Iran announces new missile production line: state media

BEIRUT: Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran. The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 miles) and travel up to 120 km (74 miles), Iranian ...

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Trump warns Iran over detained Americans: White House

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Trump urged Iran to return Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared more than ...

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Preet Gill Elected as Edgbaston Labour MP

BIRMINGHAM: Preet Gill has been chosen at Birmingham’s Labour candidate for the Edgbaston seat in the upcoming 2017 General Election. The Sandwell councillor is to replace the former Labour MP, Gisela Stuart, who stood down. Gill, 44, is currently Sandwell’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Protection. She is a ...

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Pakistan court ends hearing on corruption allegations of PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top court on Friday concluded its hearing into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, but it wasn’t immediately clear when the tribunal would announce its decision, defense lawyers and attorneys for the petitioners said. Under Pakistani law, the Supreme Court has the authority to dismiss the ...

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