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Soldier killed in Afghan insider attack
KABUL: A service member in the Nato-led Resolute Support mission was killed and two others wounded on Monday in an apparent insider attack in Herat province, western Afghanistan, a statement from Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul said. “Initial reports indicate the attack was committed by a member of the Afghan security forces,” the statement said, giving no other details. A US general was shot and wounded in a Taliban-
Taiwan investigates deadly train crash
Yilan: Taiwan’s president pushed for a swift investigation on Monday after an express train derailed on a coastal tourist route, killing 18 people as it sent sleeping passengers flying from their seats. The crash on the popular east coast line injured another 187 people on Sunday and left the Puyuma Express lying zig-zagged across the tracks in the island’s worst rail accident for a quarter century. Among the victims were three
Koreas agree to demilitarise part of border
Seoul: The two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command agreed on Monday to demilitarise a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula by this week, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace. “The three parties agreed to carry out measures to withdraw firearms and guard posts at the Joint Security Area (JSA) by Oct.25,” Seoul’s defence ministry said in a statement following trilateral talks. They will then
World’s longest sea-crossing bridge opens
Hong Kong: A $20-billion bridge connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai is set to finally open this week, marking the completion of the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built, nine years after construction began. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to attend a ceremony in Zhuhai on Tuesday, along with top officials from Hong Kong and Macau, with the bridge opening to public traffic on
Judge rejects Duterte’s push for critic’s arrest
Manila: A Philippine judge rejected on Monday an effort by President Rodrigo Duterte to arrest one of his fiercest critics, a decision hailed by opponents as a check on the leader and a victory for the rule of law. The decision from a Manila court denied a government petition to take Senator Antonio Trillanes into custody on charges for which the lawmaker had already been granted amnesty. Trillanes has attacked the president’s
China, Asean start inaugural joint maritime drills
Beijing: China and Southeast Asian states kicked off their first joint maritime exercises on Monday in an effort to ease regional tensions linked to rival claims in the South China Sea. Eight warships set sail from the port of Zhanjiang, in China’s southern Guangdong province, with 1,200 military personnel taking part in the event, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. Beijing’s expansive claims to the South China Sea
Outrage as Philippines probes farmer ‘massacre’
Manila: Philippine authorities said on Monday they have launched a probe into the mass slaying of nine farmers gunned down after taking over part of a sugar plantation to grow food for themselves. The deadly attack has provoked outrage in the Philippines, as well as criticism of Manila’s slow-moving programme to redistribute farmland to millions of sharecroppers — tenant farmers who give a part of each crop as rent — who remain
6.1-magnitude quake jolts Japan
TOKYO: An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's..
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Booing doesn't help anyone, voting does: Obama
WASHINGTON: Former President Barack Obama has warned of the "profoundl..
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Saudi hosts investment conference
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Jolie visits Venezuelan refugees in Peru
LIMA: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, visiting Peru in her capacity ..
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Masdar City to unveil NAVYA ‘autonom shuttle’
ABU DHABI: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban develop..
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 strikes Taiwan: USGS
SINGAPORE: An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck Taiwan, the United St..
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Mexico braces for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa
MEXICO: Mexico braced Monday as an "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Wil..
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Taiwan driver granted bail after 18 killed in train crash
YILAN: The driver of a train that derailed in Taiwan killing 18 people..
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US will build up nuclear arsenal: Donald Trump
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States is..
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Returning Ronaldo out to heap pressure on old club United
MANCHESTER: Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to pile more pressure on his old c..
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