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  • ISIS claimed responsibility for Monday's deadly attack at the Manchester Arena and said it was carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert, according to a statement the group posted on Telegram. "One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a ...

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  • Kabul - The United States is calling on regional countries, including Russia and Pakistan, not to support the Taliban in their bid to “perpetuate the very long war” in Afghanistan. US National Security Adviser HR McMaster made the remarks Sunday after talks with Afghan leaders on his ...

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  • KARACHI: Pakistan successfully test-fired its first ever submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III on Monday, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a statement. The nuclear-capable Babur-III missile has a range of 450 km (280 miles) and was ...

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  • NEW YORK: The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced. The Defence Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful ...

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  • LAHORE: Pakistan’s sporting decline has left the vast South Asian nation that once prided itself on producing the world’s best hockey and squash players facing up to an Olympics for which none of its athletes have qualified. While cricket remains a wildly popular game in Pakistan, ...

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  • JARABLUS / BEIRUT: Thousands of U.S.-backed fighters opened a major new front in Syria's war, launching an offensive to drive Islamic State out of a swathe of northern Syria it uses as a logistics base and appearing to make swift initial battlefield advances. The operation, which began on Tuesday ...

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  • CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government said on Wednesday a move by the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) to censure the country for breaching democratic norms is an "imperialist" scheme to take the OPEC member's oil. Under increasing international ...

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  • BEIJING: The United States should not decide its policy on the South China Sea based on what its allies think, and should stick to its promises not to take sides in the dispute, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Thursday ahead of Sino-U.S. security talks. China has been angered by what it views ...

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  • JAKARTA: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook buildings and caused momentary panic in the Indonesian port city of Padang on Thursday, officials and residents said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert immediately ...

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  • SEOUL: Plans for the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea are moving forward and an announcement can be expected soon, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters en route to a regional security meeting in Singapore, at which ...

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  • BERLIN: German lawmakers declared the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a "genocide" in a symbolic resolution on Thursday which risks hurting relations with Ankara just as Berlin and European partners need its help in tackling the migrant crisis. Turkey rejects the idea that the killings ...

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  • LONDON - Huge explosions hit an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, triggering a blast wave felt kilometres (miles) away and injuring scores of people, Chinese media reported.State broadcaster China Central Television reported that blasts had erupted in ...

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