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Al-Qaeda confirms US strike killed second in command

Banned terror group Al-Qaeda today confirmed that its second in command has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Yemen. The group confirmed that Nasir al-Wahishi was also the leader of its Yemeni branch, al-Qaeda in the...


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Wanted jihadist Belmokhtar 'killed in US strike'

Libya's internationally recognised government today confirmed that wanted Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been killed in a US air strike.


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Al-Qaeda Syria affiliate Al-Nusra 'kills 20 Druze'

Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front has killed 20 members of Druze sect in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed on Thursday.


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American fighting with Kurds killed in battle against IS

An American fighting with Kurdish forces in Syria against the Islamic State has died, authorities said on Wednesday, adding that the American named Keith Broomfield died in the batter.


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Turkey ruling party loses parliamentary majority

In a major blow for Turkey's ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP), the party has lost its parliamentary majority in legislative elections held on Sunday.


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Ghana: Over 70 dead in petrol station fire

At least 75 people died and several got injured in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra. The people had taken shelter at the gas station from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency...


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Egypt: Mubarak to face retrial over 2011 killing of protesters

In a fresh legal trouble for former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak, a high court today ordered that he will have to face a second and final retrial over the killing of protesters during the uprising in 2011 that...


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Yangtze disaster: Hope of finding more survivors dims

Rescue teams today brought out some bodies from the upturned hull of a Chinese ship as hopes for finding more survivors fade nearly two days after the cruise liner capsized with 456 people on board in Yangtze river.


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Lion kills US tourist in South Africa game park, to be isolated

Johannesburg: The lion that killed an American tourist at a game park owned by a private company outside Johannesburg in South africa will be shifted to an isolated enclosure, officials said, adding that the...


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Families wait eagerly as rescue efforts continue on China's Yangtze river

Families across China are keeping their fingers crosses, eagerly awaiting for the news about their relatives today as rescuers are looking for survivors from a cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River with over 400...


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S Korea battles to contain MERS outbreak, mulls strict actions

South Korea is finding it tough to curb the spread of the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) with the health authorities announcing three more cases today.


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Afghan forces end siege of Kabul hotel, 4 Taliban killed

Afghan police today managed to end an overnight siege of a guesthouse by Taliban. The guesthouse is owned by a prominent political family.


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Washington Post reporter stands trial behind close doors in Iran

The trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian - charged with spying - started behind closed doors in Tehran today.


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Malaysia finds 139 graves in 'cruel' migrant detention camps

In a shocking development, Malaysian police today claimed that they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by human traffickers in the tough-to-reach area of mountainous jungle along the Thai border.


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N Korea claims it has miniaturized nuclear missile warheads

In an announcement which is set to trouble the international community, North Korea today claimed that it has succeeded in manufacturing nuclear warheads small enough to fit on the head of a nuclear submarine.


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11 Afghan policemen get one year jail for lynching of woman

A local court in Afghanistan today sentenced eleven Afghan policemen to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman who was mercilessly lynched to death by a mob after being falsely accused of blasphemy.


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IS seizes control of Iraqi city Ramadi

The Islamic State terror group has captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday after the Iraqi forces pulled out from the city dramatically.


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Egyptian court sentences Morsi to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday gave death penalty to former President Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other offenders in connection with 2011 mass prison break. Egypt's top religious authority, The Grand Mufti, will give out the...


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Eight bodies recovered from US helicopter crash site in Nepal

The bodies of all eight people aboard a US military helicopter that crashed on its way to deliver aid to earthquake hit district in Nepal have been recovered.


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14 killed in Taliban attack on Kabul guesthouse

At least 14 people, including foreigners, died in an attack launched by the Taliban on a guesthouse in Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday night.


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Hundreds search for missing US helicopter in Nepal

Nepali Army was trying to locate a US Marines helicopter, which went missing on Wednesday with eight people on board, a day after Nepal was hit by a second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks.


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Four dead as new earthquake jolts shattered Nepal

At least four people died as new earthquake and several powerful aftershocks hit Nepal today. The latest tremors sent terrified residents running into the streets of the capital of Nepal, which was hit by a massive...


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Saudi king, most Gulf rulers not to attend US summit

In a major embarrassment for the US government, most Gulf rulers, including the king of Saudi Arabia, will not attend the Camp David summit called by US President Barack Obama.


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1600 Rohingya, Bangladeshi migrants land in Indonesia & Malaysia

Malaysian authorities today confirmed that nearly 1,600 Bangladeshi and Rohingya have landed in Malaysia and Indonesia in the last few days.


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Iran releases Maersk Tigris cargo ship

Iranian authorities today said that they have released the Maersk Tigris cargo vessel seized by its patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz last week in connection with some business dispute.


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Four get death penalty in Kabul lynching case

The Kabul primary court today awarded death penalty to four Afghan men for brutally lynching a woman falsely accused of blasphemy.


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Nepal urges foreign rescue workers to leave Kathmandu

Nepal government today urged foreign rescue workers to leave Kathmandu as they have already done good work in providing immediate relief to the quake-hit nation and the rest of the work will be done by Nepalese army...


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Suicide attack on Kabul bus kills one, injures 15

A government bus was today attacked by a Taliban suicide bomber in Kabul, killing one civilian and injuring 15. The attack came at a time when some senior Taliban representatives are busy holding talks with an Afghan...


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Indonesia executes eight drug traffickers, faces criticism

Paying no heed to the requests from the international community, Indonesia executed eight drug traffickers, including seven foreigners, in the early hours of Wednesday.


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Nepal quake death toll crosses 5000, help not reaching all major concern

While earthquake-hit Nepal is struggling to stand up again, the death toll has risen beyond 5000. The country is receiving huge support in the form of money, manpower as well as medical aid from foreign nations and support...


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