Tuesday, 26 January 2021

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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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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claim protests over

TEHRAN: The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Wednesday that a string of anti-government protests were over after six days of unrest. In comments to the semiofficial Fars news agency, Mohammad Ali Jafari said that only 15,000 people had turned out at the height of the rallies and that the ...

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Donald Trump scraps his own voter fraud commission

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has scrapped the voter fraud commission he set up in May to investigate his own allegations of illegal voting. A White House statement said many US states had refused to cooperate with the commission. Mr Trump has said fraud had cost him the popular vote ...

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‘Hero’ Admits Theft from Manchester Arena attack Victims

MANCHESTER: A homeless man who had been hailed as a hero following the Manchester Arena attack last year has admitted to stealing from victims. Chris Parker, 33, pleaded guilty at Manchester crown court today (Wednesday, January 3). He admitted to two counts of theft and one count of fraud. The prosecution decided to ...

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Helicopter carrying Kuwait army chief crashes

KUWAIT CITY: A helicopter carrying a Kuwaiti military delegation including its army chief crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday. The Kuwaiti Defense Ministry announced Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed al-Khuder and all other members of the delegation were safe. “The helicopter suffered an accident while landing in the Silit area, ...

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11 dead from cold as East Coast braces for winter bomb cyclone

WASHINGTON: At least 11 people died of cold in the United States as a prolonged stretch of strikingly bitter cold enveloped much of the country and buried some places under a record amount of snow even as a powerful winter storm was forecast to hit the eastern US. The bombogenesis ...

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