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Pakistan nuclear smuggling activity caught as US indicts five men for running weapons racket

Washington: Five men have been indicted in the United States for allegedly running an international network that purchased US products for Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program. “The defendants smuggled US origin goods to entities that have been designated for years as ...

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World ‘will not rest’ until answers on jet downed by Iran: Canada

Canada’s foreign minister on Thursday vowed to push Iran for answers about the mistaken downing of a passenger plane amid high tensions after the US killed one of Tehran’s top commanders. The plane was hit and all 176 people on ...

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Relief as rain falls over Autralian bushfires

Sydney: Rain fell across parts of bushfire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change. The fires, unprecedented for Australia in terms of duration and intensity, have ...

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17 Children injured as plane dumps fuel on school playground near Los Angeles

Los Angeles: A Delta Airlines jet making an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport dumped fuel on the playground of an elementary school in the flight path on Tuesday, inflicting minor injuries on 17 children and nine adults, local ...

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Severe weather kills 130 in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said on Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded by heavy snowfall. At least 93 people died and 76 ...

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“Need to be frank”: Malaysia PM on India palm oil curbs after CAA remark

Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Lumpur is concerned about India’s new curbs on imports of palm oil after a diplomatic row, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday, but indicated he would continue to speak out against “wrong things” even if ...

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Statue of Unity finds place in ‘8 Wonders of SCO’

The 182-meter tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat has been included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ‘8 Wonders of SCO’ list, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar announced on Monday. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar appreciated the SCO’s efforts towards promoting tourism ...

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Carrots and sweet potatoes are being dropped for animals in Australia amid bushfire crisis

Over one billion animals are suspected to have died in the Australian bushfires; social media has been flooded with news of koalas and kangaroos who’ve barely managed to make it out alive. While the crisis continues, news bushes have just ...

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Government declares state mourning on Monday after Oman Sultan’s death

The government has declared one-day state mourning on Monday in view of the demise of the Sultan of Oman, the home ministry announced on Sunday. Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said passed away on January 10 at the age ...

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Saudi Military trainees to be expelled from US after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON : More than a dozen Saudi servicemen who are training at US military bases will be expelled from the United States in the aftermath of a Pentagon review prompted by the deadly December 6 shooting by a Saudi Air ...

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Senior police officer and Imam among 15 killed in blast at Mosque in Pakistan’s Quetta, 20 injured

A powerful blast inside a mosque in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Friday killed at least 15 people, including an Imam and a senior police officer, and left 20 others injured, three days after a bomb explosion claimed two lives ...

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China launches gigantic telescope in hunt for life beyond earth

Shanghai:  China on Saturday officially opened operations of the world’s largest radio telescope, which it will use for space research and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, ...

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Indian American doctor arrested on charges of illegal distribution of Adderall

Washington: US authorities have arrested an Indian American doctor for allegedly prescribing to multiple patients a combination medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. Gurpreet Singh Bajwa, 48, allegedly issued about 15,000 Adderall prescriptions to over 1,000 patients, a ...

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Iran launches missile attack on Iraq base housing U.S. troops

Iran on Wednesday launched a missile attack on an Iraqi airbase where U.S. forces are based, threatening “more crushing responses” if Washington carried out further strikes, Iranian state media said. It said the missiles were in response to a U.S. ...

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