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World’s oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

TOKYO: The world’s oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113. His family said Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at home ...

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India hits out at Pakistan for saying New Delhi has no role to play in Afghanistan

India on Friday slammed Pakistan’s comments that New Delhi has no role to play in Afghanistan, saying Islamabad cannot decide on behalf of an independent and sovereign country. Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said it was not ...

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Trump to meet Kim Jong-un again in February: White House

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in late February on Pyongyang dismantling its nuclear and missile programmes, the White House has announced. The two leaders had met on June 12 ...

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Russian fighter jets collide mid-air over Sea of Japan; crews eject

Two Russian fighter jets have collided in mid-air in the Far East, the Defense Ministry said Friday. The Russian military said in a statement that two Su-34 jets were performing training flights when they came into contact about 35 kilometers ...

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Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debts

Colombo: Sri Lanka is considering a USD 300 million loan offer from the Bank of China as it prepares to repay foreign debts this year, a Finance Ministry official said. The government has appointed a three-member committee to negotiate the ...

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Indra Nooyi being considered to lead World Bank: report

India-born Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of global beverage giant PepsiCo, is being considered by the White House for the new World Bank president, according to a leading American daily. Ms. Nooyi, 63, stepped down as PepsiCo’s chief last August ...

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American who survived 9/11, killed in Kenya attack

Nairobi: The American man who was among the 21 people killed in an attack on a luxury hotel complex in the Kenyan capital Nairobi was a consultant who survived the 9/11 attacks, and specialized in emerging economies. Authorities did not formally ...

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Trump picks 3 Indian-Americans for key US posts, including nuclear energy

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has nominated three influential Indian-Americans, including a nuclear expert, to important administration positions. Rita Baranwal was nominated for the post of Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), Aditya Bamzai for member of the Privacy and ...

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Raj Shah, first Indian-American to be White House spokesperson, leaves

Raj Shah, the first Indian American to take the lectern in the White House media room as spokesperson, has left to join a lobbying firm, after months of speculation about his impending departure. “I’m excited to join Brian, Jamie and ...

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Australian towns among hottest spots on earth as heatwave sizzles

SYDNEY: Australian towns were among the hottest places on Earth this week as a severe heatwave hit the continent’s southeast, with forecasters warning of more record-breaking temperatures before the weekend. The past four days were among the country’s top 10 ...

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Canadian citizen sentenced to death in China for drug trafficking

DALIAN: A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges on Monday after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed too lenient, a ruling that has deepened a diplomatic rift between Ottawa and Beijing. Robert Lloyd ...

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China cautions India, US against helping Taiwan to produce submarines

China on Monday firmly opposed transferring technology to Taiwan to make submarines, saying countries which have relations with Beijing should earnestly abide by the one China principle and stop any form of military links with Taipei. Taiwan media last year ...

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Gun on passenger goes undetected at security check in US airport

WASHINGTON: An American traveller boarded a flight from the US to Japan carrying a gun which was undetected in airport security check, according to an official statement. The US’ Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said in the statement on Saturday: “TSA ...

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15 dead as cargo plane crashes after skidding off runway in Iran; 1 survives

A decades-old Iranian Boeing 707 military cargo plane reportedly carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran’s capital, killing 15 people on board and leaving a sole survivor, authorities said. The crash of the ...

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