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Syria regime in new offensive as Putin blasts US

BEIRUT: Russia said Thursday its warplanes had eased back on air strikes in Syria as regime forces press a widening ground offensive, while President Vladimir Putin criticised Washington for not cooperating over the conflict....

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Australia makes record illegal tobacco seizure

Australia’s border protection agency has made its largest ever seizure of illicit tobacco in a single operation. Members of the Australian Border Force (ABF) intercepted 71 tonnes of tobacco in three shipments, Border Protection...

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China now has more billionaires than US

BEIJING: Communist China has overtaken capitalist United States in the richie rich list with 596 billionaires to America’s 537. The stunning jump has taken place in the last one year — spurred by the...

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Trump, Carson threaten Republican debate boycott

WASHINGTON: Republican US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and the candidate who is hot on his heels on Thursday threatened to boycott their party’s next televised debate over its “ridiculous” format. Trump and Ben Carson...

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US explores deal to limit Pakistan’s nukes

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is exploring a deal with Pakistan that would limit the scope of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, the fastest-growing on earth. The discussions are the first in the decade since one of...

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EU to Meet Over Turkey Migrant Deal

European leaders are to discuss measures to ease the region’s migration crisis, with Turkey the focus of their efforts in Brussels. Nearly 600,000 migrants have reached the EU by sea so far this year,...

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China Operationalises Dam on Brahmaputra

China yesterday operationalised the USD 1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the largest in Tibet, built on the Brahmaputra river, which has raised concerns in India over the likelihood of disrupting water supplies. All six...

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Russia Appeals to UN for New MH17 Probe

Russia has appealed to the International Civil Aviation Organization to open a new probe into last year’s downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, the chief of the Russian aviation agency said...

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Israel Sets up Checkpoints in E Jerusalem

Israel set up checkpoints in Palestinian neighbourhoods of annexed east Jerusalem yesterday as it struggled to stop a wave of attacks that have raised fears of a full-scale uprising. With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...