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Bomb blast kills four police in Indian Kashmir

Four policemen were killed Saturday in a bomb blast set off by suspected Islamist militants in Indian Kashmir, police and reports said, marking a deadly start to the new year in the restive valley. They were on patrol when the improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Sopore, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the main […]

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Trump says he would talk to North Korea

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump, who has threatened to annihilate a nuclear-armed North Korea, said Saturday that he would talk to that country’s leadership under certain conditions. Asked at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland about a renewed rapprochement between North and South Korea that threatens to leave out Washington, Trump said he “always believes in […]

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US military chopper window falls on Japan school: military

A window from a US military helicopter fell onto a school sports ground in southern Japan Wednesday, the marines said, apologising for a “regrettable” incident likely to fuel opposition to their presence. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the accident that took place at 10:09am (0109 GMT) local time at an elementary school […]


Russia begins partial withdrawal from Syria

The first Russian troops returned home Tuesday from their deployment in Syria, beginning a partial withdrawal from a mission widely seen as decisive in swinging the war in favour of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Damascus. Some were welcomed by small crowds holding patriotic banners in ceremonies with Soviet-era music in the background. Others were […]


North Korea Wants US To Take Bomb Test Threat ‘Literally’

A North Korean official said that the U.S. should take North Korea’s threat of testing a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean seriously in an interview with CNN. “The foreign minister is very well aware of the intentions of our Supreme leader, so I think you should take his words literally,” said Ri Yong Pil, […]