Category: International

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Nepali PM Resigns to Run for Second Time

Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala yesterday filed his nomination for re-election, a day before the parliament of the troubled Himalayan nation elects a new premier. As a formality, Koirala resigned from his post yesterday....

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N Korea Ready for ‘Any’ US War

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un yesterday said his country could fight any war provoked by the United States, as he presided over a vast military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling...

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Third ‘Intifada’ on the Cards?

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians threatened to spiral out of control yesterday with two more Palestinians killed in Gaza, two stabbings outside Jerusalem’s Old City and more West Bank clashes. Israeli security forces yesterday...

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Turkey in Mourning after Blast

Turkey is beginning three days of mourning after two blasts at a peace rally in the capital Ankara killed at least 95 people on Saturday, the deadliest ever such attack in Turkey. The attack...

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Israeli jets hit targets in Gaza Strip

Israel says its jets have hit two targets in the Gaza Strip. The targets were “Hamas weapon manufacturing facilities”, the Israeli military said, adding the strikes were in response to two rockets fired from...

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North Korea Celebrates 70th Anniversary

North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever, marking the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party. A cavalcade of armoured vehicles and ballistic missiles is expected...

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2 Die in Two US University Shootings

Two people have died after two separate university shootings in Texas and Arizona, just hours apart. One person was killed and three injured in the first shooting at Northern Arizona University early on Friday,...

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One Shot Dead, Three Wounded in US University

A student armed with a handgun killed a fellow student in a “confrontation” at an Arizona university early yesterday that also left three others with multiple gunshot wounds, police said, in the latest shooting...

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Aussie PM Defends Use of Private Server

The office of Aus-tralian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his use of a private email server for government business. Turnbull’s spokesman said many officials used such private systems for their convenience and functionality....

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India Anger at Saudi Arm Chopping

India’s foreign ministry has complained to the Saudi Arabian authorities following an alleged “brutal” attack on a 58-year-old Indian woman in Riyadh. Kasturi Munirathinam’s right arm was chopped off, allegedly by her employer, when...

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Libya Rivals urged to Sign Peace Deal

World leaders urged Libya’s warring parties yesterday to sign a proposed peace deal installing a national unity government, after a cool response from some lawmakers in the country’s rival parliaments. Libya has had two...