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Captured US naval crew members released: Iran media

Iran's Fars News Agency today reported that Iran has freed the 10 US crew members who were arrested from two Naval vessels after straying into Iranian waters. It quoted a statement by the "Islamic Revolution Guard...


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Premature to speak of granting asylum to Assad: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin today said that it was too early to say whether Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad would be granted asylum by Moscow. "You know I believe that it is premature to discuss this," Putin said in...


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Mexico starts extradition process for drug lord 'El Chapo'

Mexican government said on Sunday that it had formally started extradition proceedings against captured drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, sending a strong message that it plans to send the dreaded druglord to the United...


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11 workers die in mine collapse in China

At least 11 workers who were trapped underground in a coal mine collapse in China have died, authorities confirmed today. Yulin city's propaganda department says the miners were found a day after the collapse of a mine...


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North Korea announces 'successful' testing of Hydrogen bomb

North Korea today announced that it had carried out a "successful" miniaturised hydrogen bomb test. The shocking announcement led to international condemnation within no time. Experts, however, claimed that...


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Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE recall ambassador to Tehran amid escalating Saudi-Iran

Kuwait has also sided with Saudi Arabia in the latter's escalating tension with Iran, which started after Riyadh executed a Shiite cleric and an attack against the Saudi embassy in Tehran. On Tuesday, Kuwait recalled...


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Erdogan cites Hitler's system to push for a more powerful presidency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cited Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler to defend his controversial push to expand the powers of the presidency. Erdogan, the strongman of Turkish politics for more than a decade...


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Close aide to North Korean leader dies in car crash: state media

Kim Yang Gon, a close aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has died in a car crash, state media reported today. Gon was tasked with handling the fractious relationship with South Korea. The state-run Korean Central...


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US accuses Iran of testing rockets 1,500 yards from American carrier

The US today claimed that rocket tests were carried out by Iran near American warships and commercial traffic in the Strait of Hormuz last week. The accusation is set to spark fresh tension between the two nations...


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Airstrikes have killed 10 IS leaders: US official

At least 10 senior Islamic State leaders have been killed by the US and coalition airstrikes in the last one month. It is learned that some of the killed terrorists were inked to the Paris attacks or other plots against...


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Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert to go behind bars on bribery conviction

In a major blow for former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the country's top court today upheld a bribery conviction against Olmert, which means that he will have to serve jail time. Olmert, 70, was prime...


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Two arrested in Belgium over suspected New Year attack plot

Belgian police today took into custody two people suspected of plotting attacks in Brussels during New Year celebrations. The federal prosecutor's office in Brussels, the home of the European Union, said military...


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'Controlling' domestic behavior outlawed in England, Wales

A new law is passed in the UK under which people who use repeated threats, humiliation and intimidation to control their intimate partners or family members could face prosecution in England and Wales. The law is set...


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Japan PM Shinzo Abe apologizes to South Korean 'comfort women'

In a landmark development, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today apologized to South Korean "comfort women" coerced into military brothels across Japan before and during World War II, adding that Tokyo will...


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Australia: Over 100 homes destroyed in wildfire

A Christmas Day wildfire destroyed over 100 houses at a stretch of coastline popular with tourists in southern Australia, forcing thousands to run away from their homes, officials said Saturday...


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Syria rebel group appoints new commander after leader Zahran Allouch killed in

A Syrian insurgent group called "The Army of Islam" today named a new commander after the assassination of their commander by an airstrike near Damascus on Thursday. The group, however, pledged to continue fighting both...


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China landslide: Survivor found three days after disaster

Rescuers today pulled out a teenager alive from the debris three days after a massive landslide buried an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Chinese government has announced a probe into incident...


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Britain to deploy troops to Afghan Helmand province

Britain today announced to send military personnel to the southern Afghanistan province of Helmand amid reports that Taliban was set to seize control of of the district capital Sangin. Helmand's governor said on Monday...


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China landslide leaves 91 missing

At least 91 people went missing today in China after more than 30 factory and residential buildings were buried in a huge landslide caused by illegal soil dumping. Footage grabbed by drones showed mud ploughing through...


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UNSC meets on Syria's civil war

Delegates from the Middle East and several European nations are scheduled to attend meetings Friday on ending Syria's civil war. US Secretary of State John Kerry will lead a UN Security Council meeting aimed at...


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Russia using its space power in attack on Syria

Russian military is set to unveil a new arsenal in its battle with IS in Syria and the new arsenal is Russian space power. Russia started targeting IS militants in Syria around two months ago on the request of Syrian...


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Thai man faces lengthy jail sentence for insulting king's dog

A man in Thailand faces jail term after being charged with lese majeste for insulting the dog of the king in a Facebook post, the man's lawyer told reporters today. Pawinee Chumsri, the lawyer of 27-year-old Thanakorn...


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Saudi Arabia forms 34-nation military coalition to tackle 'terrorism'

In an apparent effort to fight growing "terrorism" in Muslim nations across the world, Saudi Arabia today announced the formation of a military coalition of 34 countries including Gulf states, Egypt and Turkey...


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Turkey warns its patience with Russia 'has a limit' after Russian warship fired

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today said that his country's patience with Russia 'has a limit' after Russian warship fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing boat. The tension started on Sunday after a...


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A climate deal after 6 fateful years

The negotiators from 195 countries took two weeks to approve the historic climate deal this weekend after long debates over the meaning of some important words of the accord. But the work on the all-important deal started...


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North Korea has Hydrogen bomb: Kim Jong Un

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un today claimed that Pyingyang has already developed a hydrogen bomb. The official Korea Central News Agency reported that the revelations was made by Kim when he was touring the Phyongchon...


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Taliban raid on Afghanistan's Kandahar airport kills at least 18

At least 18 people were killed after Taliban militants attacked an airport complex in Kandahar city of Afghanistan on Tuesday night. The attack triggered a gun battle which lasted all night. The Taliban launched...


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Russia launches Syria submarine strikes

Flexing its military muscles, Russia today launched submarine strikes in Syria. The submarine from which strikes were launched inside Syria is stationed in the Mediterranean. Russia upped the ante at a time...


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Convicted killer Oscar Pistorius granted bail

In a major relief for convicted killer Oscar Pistorius, a South African court today granted him bail for just $688. The "Blade Runner", 29, was convicted of culpable homicide in 2014 for killing law graduate and model...


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Paris-bound flight diverted to Canada due to 'anonymous threat'

A Paris-bound Air France flight that took off from San Francisco on Monday was forced to land in Canada following an "anonymous threat." The airline said that Flight 83 left from San Francisco International Airport...


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