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Islamic State surrendering in Syria’s capital, says report


A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours, and that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that buses carrying IS fighters left the Palestinian refugee […]

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Texas school shooting : 10 persons killed, gunman arrested


This is the third school shooting in the past seven days, and the 22nd since the beginning of the year in the US. At least 10 people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a high school in the US state of Texas on Friday. The incident took place at Santa Fe High School […]

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On eve of first day of Ramadan, Israel launches new air raid in Gaza


Israel said Thursday it launched an overnight air raid on a Hamas facility in Gaza after gunfire from the territory targeted its soldiers and damaged a building. “The Israeli army struck targets belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, including terrorist infrastructure and weapons-making facilities,” the military said in a statement. Palestinian security sources […]

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Kabul: Suicide bomber strikes in Afghanistan capital, 48 killed


At least 48 people were killed on Sunday after a suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in Afghanistan capital Kabul. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 112 people were wounded in the attack.  The suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards, Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief said. […]

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North Korea halts nuclear, missile tests


North Korea announced on Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related component parts. The new policy, which sets the […]

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After China’s massive drill, US patrols disputed South China Sea


ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, South China Sea: In a span of 20 minutes, 20 F-18 fighter jets took off and landed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, in a powerful display of military precision and efficiency. The nuclear-powered warship, leading a carrier strike group, was conducting what the US militarycalled routine training in the disputed South China […]

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Syria ‘chemical attack’ kills 49


A chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta has killed dozens of people, medical services reported, and Washington said the reports — if confirmed — would demand an immediate international response. A joint statement by the medical relief organisation Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the civil defence service, which operates in rebel-held […]

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Geo TV off air in most of Pakistan, fingers point to military


Geo TV, Pakistan’s largest television network, has once again fallen prey to the tug of war between the powerful military and civilian government, having virtually disappeared from television sets in most of the country. Cable TV operators, particularly those with a nationwide network, are playing hide and seek with The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority […]

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Chinese Workers Thrash Pak Cops For Harassing Them At China-Pakistan Project Site


New Delhi: A video has surfaced on social media that shows a massive fight between Chinese nationals and Pakistani policemen at one of the sites of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC. The brawl, which soon became a free-for-all, broke out earlier this week in Khanewal in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The scuffle resulted in the Chinese […]

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