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Suicide Bomb Attack In Afghan City Of Jalalabad, Casualties Feared
March 06, 2019
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Suicide Bomb Attack In Afghan City Of Jalalabad, Casualties Feared

KABUL: A suicide bomber in Afghanistan blew himself on Wednesday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, an official said. The attacker detonated his explosives near the office of a construction company near the city’s airport, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, of which Jalalabad is...

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Luke Perry, Star Of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Dead At 52
March 05, 2019
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Luke Perry, Star Of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Dead At 52

LOS ANGELES: Actor Luke Perry, who rose to fame as a heartthrob in the hit 1990s television series ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ died on Monday at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke, his agent said. Perry, who was hospitalised in the Los Angeles area last week, died surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, his...

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In Face Of Protests, Algeria Leader Vows To Quit Early If Re-Elected
March 04, 2019
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In Face Of Protests, Algeria Leader Vows To Quit Early If Re-Elected

ALGIERS: Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika pledged Sunday not to serve a full term if re-elected at April polls after huge protests against the bid to extend his 20 years in power. The ailing leader, who suffered a stroke in 2013, vowed in a letter read out on state television to organise a “national conference”...

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E.U. Shields Up Against Chinese Power
March 03, 2019
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E.U. Shields Up Against Chinese Power

THE European Union (EU) is seeking to forge a defensive strategy towards China and is intensifying diplomacy to limit Beijing’s ability to buy foreign firms in the bloc, its top trading partner, diplomats and officials say. Despite an agenda dominated by Britain’s imminent departure from the EU, leaders will use a March 21...

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Embattled Australian PM Loses Two More Ministers
March 02, 2019
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Embattled Australian PM Loses Two More Ministers

SYDNEY: Australia’s defence minister and his deputy both announced they were quitting politics on Saturday, bringing to five the number of cabinet members retiring as Prime Minister Scott Morrison heads into a fraught election. Defence Minister Christopher Pyne, the most moderate remaining member of Morrison’s conservative...

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Gun Battle Rages Between Al Shabaab And Somali Troops After Hotel Attack
March 01, 2019
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Gun Battle Rages Between Al Shabaab And Somali Troops After Hotel Attack

MOGADISHU: A gun battle raged in Mogadishu on Friday between Somali soldiers and Al Shabaab fighters, holed up in a building next to a hotel they had hit with a suicide car bomb the previous evening. Heavy gunfire resounded across the Somali capital through the night and as dawn broke, police said the death toll, put at 13 so...

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Rohingya Refugees Dream Of Malaysia; Undeterred By Trafficking Threat
February 28, 2019
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Rohingya Refugees Dream Of Malaysia; Undeterred By Trafficking Threat

DHAKA: Amina Begum, a Rohingya woman living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, is undeterred in her quest to join her husband in Malaysia even though she already fell prey to traffickers once. The 18-year-old says she was raped by a soldier in Myanmar, and even the risks associated with taking the perilous sea route from...

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India Launches Air Strike In Pakistan; Islamabad Denies Militant Camp Hit
February 27, 2019
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India Launches Air Strike In Pakistan; Islamabad Denies Militant Camp Hit

BALAKOT, Pakistan/NEW DELHI: India said its warplanes killed “a very large number” of fighters when they struck a militant training camp inside Pakistan on Tuesday, raising the risk of conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbours, although Pakistan officials denied there had been casualties. Pakistan said it would respond...

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