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Suicide bombing kills 10 at Baghdad

A suicide driver detonated a car packed with explosives at a security check-point south of Baghdad on Monday, killing ten people and wounding 25, police and medical sources said. The blast happened as a convoy of Shi’ite paramilitary fighters drove past the check-point in Yusufiya, 15 kilometers south of the Iraqi capital, the sources said. It caused casualties among police ...

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U.S. ready to support Iraq in ‘difficult fight ahead’ for Mosul

  The United States and the rest of the U.S.-led international coalition stand ready to support Iraq “in the difficult fight ahead,” U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday as Baghdad announced its offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State. “This is a decisive moment in the campaign to deliver ISIL a lasting defeat,” Carter said in a statement, ...

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World’s oldest Panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong

The oldest giant panda living in captivity, 38-year-old Jia Jia, was euthanised in Hong Kong after rapidly deteriorating health over the past two weeks, her owners Ocean Park said on Sunday. Jia Jia, whose name means “good”, had been gifted to Hong Kong in 1999 along with another panda, to mark the second anniversary of the city’s handover from former ...

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100th Day Amid Curfew in J&K

Normal life remains crippled for 100th day in Indian Occupied Kashmir as Indian authorities continue to impose curfew and restrictions in the aftermath of Burhan Wani’s Martyrdom. Security and Police Personnel dressed in riot gear patrolled the deserted roads in Srinagar as residents chose to stay indoors. Schools, markets and offices remained shut. Occupied Kashmir is in the midst of ...

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Suspected suicide bomber kills three police in southern Turkey

Turkey – A suspected suicide bomber killed three police officers and wounded at least eight people in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Sunday during a police raid on what was thought to be an Islamic State safehouse, security sources and medics said. Police pursued a vehicle believed to be carrying explosives to the house, where a group of ...

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UK lawmakers press Theresa May to allow a vote on EU strategy

  British lawmakers from across the political spectrum will press their bid to force Prime Minister Theresa May to give parliament a vote on her negotiating strategy for leaving the European Union, saying she had no mandate for a “hard Brexit”. As Britain embarks on some of its most complex diplomatic negotiations since World War Two, Nick Clegg, former deputy ...

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Typhoon hits northern Philippines

A category 3 typhoon made landfall in the Philippines early on Sunday, causing the cancellation of some flights and forcing ships to dock as heavy rains and strong winds battered the northern rice-growing island of Luzon. Weather forecasters said Typhoon Sarika, packing winds of up to 150kph  before making landfall, could be the most destructive this year. Typhoon Sarika forced ...

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Modi Says Pakistan is “mother-ship of terrorism”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mother-ship of terrorism” at a summit of the BRICS nations on Sunday, testing the cohesion of a group whose heavyweight member China is a close ally of its South Asian arch-rival. Modi’s remarks to a meeting of leaders from the BRICS – which include Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa – escalated ...

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BRICS nations pledge to strengthen business ties

The BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – agreed on Sunday to deepen their cooperation to boost trade and investment. At a meeting of BRICS Business Council in the western resort town of Goa, the leaders called for bringing economies of member nations closer to create new business opportunities. “We count on the BRICS Business Council to ...

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Kuwait ruler dissolves parliament

Kuwait’s emir ordered the dissolution of parliament on Sunday, saying regional developments and “security challenges” meant the national assembly should choose fresh representatives. The order was contained in a decree by Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah published by the Gulf Arab state’s official KUNA state news agency. The agency had no further details. Elections now need to be held under constitutional ...

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