Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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US bomber drills aggravate North Korea ahead of Trump’s Asia visit

PYONGYANG: Two U.S. strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea on Thursday, the U.S. Air Force said, raising tensions with North Korea just days before President Donald Trump visits the region seeking to shut down Pyongyang’s nuclear program. News of the drills was first reported by North Korean state news ...

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Iran meeting nuclear deal commitments: IAEA chief

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ABU DHABI: Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers and inspectors are not facing any problems in their verification efforts, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s director-general said on Monday. “The IAEA can state that such nuclear-related commitments are being implemented,” Yukiya Amano told a news ...

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Taliban Kill 28 Afghan Police as Attacks Escalate Nationwide

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KABUL: Taliban militants stormed police checkpoints late Saturday and before dawn Sunday in three provinces of Afghanistan, killing 28 policemen in the latest in a series of attacks across the country. Tens of heavily equipped insurgents, including holders of night-vision rifles, initially began sporadic shooting at three police checkpoints and ...

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JFK assassination documents released, but sensitive documents blocked

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  WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has delayed the release of hundreds of “sensitive” files about the assassination of President John F Kennedy. The US President approved the release of 2,800 other files related to the 1963 killing but has placed the other records under a six-month review after appeals from the ...

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Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political party

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SYDNEY: A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 to US rapper Eminem for using music similar to his 2002 hit “Lose Yourself” in a television commercial to help win a national election. The track played during the National Party’s successful 2014 election campaign and ...

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Poker legend loses battle over £7.7m winnings from London casino

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LONDON: US poker legend Phil Ivey has lost his UK Supreme Court appeal against Genting Casino, relating to a £7.7 million ‘edge sorting – Punto Barco’ dispute at London’s Crockfords Mayfair Casino. Ivey representatives wished to overturn a 2014 UK Civil Court ruling against the poker player, which deemed that ...

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Singapore now offers the world’s most powerful passport

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SINGAPORE: When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed ...

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Key US diplomat visits Pakistan, meets PM, COAS and DG ISI

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ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a frosty welcome to Pakistan Tuesday after Washington turned up the heat on Islamabad for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taliban militants. America s top diplomat was quietly greeted by a mid-level Pakistani Foreign Office official at the military airport in the garrison ...

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